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Prescriber Checkup » CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

2.85M
Medicare Part D Claims
$133M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 292,999 $15.4M
New York 200,111 $8.94M
Florida 188,601 $8.64M
Pennsylvania 160,736 $6.78M
Texas 150,940 $7.07M
Ohio 123,812 $6.67M
Illinois 119,145 $5.63M
Michigan 81,106 $4M
North Carolina 79,774 $3.53M
Missouri 77,356 $3.62M
New Jersey 74,941 $3.72M
Wisconsin 70,628 $3.28M
Minnesota 69,285 $3.79M
Tennessee 68,175 $2.77M
Georgia 65,490 $2.85M
Indiana 65,436 $3.05M
Washington 62,580 $3.23M
Massachusetts 60,097 $2.7M
Virginia 55,236 $2.75M
Iowa 53,615 $2.25M
Kentucky 50,419 $2.14M
Arizona 49,803 $2.77M
Oregon 48,909 $2.33M
Alabama 45,820 $1.56M
Kansas 39,215 $1.74M
Arkansas 38,245 $1.37M
Oklahoma 37,444 $1.58M
Colorado 36,242 $1.88M
Louisiana 35,816 $1.45M
Connecticut 33,485 $1.54M
South Carolina 31,360 $1.3M
Maryland 31,072 $1.64M
Nebraska 28,358 $1.19M
Mississippi 27,291 $958K
West Virginia 22,362 $908K
Utah 17,600 $976K
Maine 16,464 $869K
New Mexico 16,443 $774K
Idaho 15,547 $720K
Nevada 15,280 $721K
South Dakota 13,864 $612K
Rhode Island 13,585 $541K
North Dakota 11,855 $542K
New Hampshire 10,983 $586K
Montana 9,714 $407K
Hawaii 9,292 $559K
Vermont 6,823 $337K
Delaware 5,903 $307K
Alaska 4,514 $163K
Wyoming 3,926 $185K
District of Columbia 2,300 $111K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MIRAN SALGADO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled987

BROOKLYN

New York

MELANIE BRANDABUR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled985

SUNNYVALE

California

NIVEA RIBAS M D

Neurology

Claims Filled984

MIAMI LAKES

Florida

JILL MARJAMA LYONS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled977

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

ILIA ITIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled957

CLEVELAND

Ohio

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled954

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

CHERYL DEELEY NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled935

ROCHESTER

New York

JOHN CINTRON M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled931

MIAMI

Florida

EDWARD DRASBY D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled926

SCARBOROUGH

Maine

ELMYRA ENCARNACION MD

Neurology

Claims Filled916

DALLAS

Texas

FELIX ZWIEBEL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled916

EDINA

Minnesota

RICARDO PLASENCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled915

MIAMI

Florida

CHADWICK CHRISTINE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled911

SAN FRANCISCO

California

TANYA HARLOW

Neurology

Claims Filled900

FARGO

North Dakota

JOY DEMARCAIDA

Neurology

Claims Filled898

MANCHESTER

Connecticut

LAURA BUYAN DENT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled896

MADISON

Wisconsin

STACY HORN DO

Neurology

Claims Filled892

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JASON ALDRED M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled891

SPOKANE

Washington

STUART ISAACSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled889

BOCA RATON

Florida

JAMES PATTON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled887

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

RYAN WALSH MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled884

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

JENNIFER WITT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled877

SAN FRANCISCO

California

MELISSA NIRENBERG M.D., PH.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled861

NEW YORK

New York

PETER LEWITT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled860

WEST BLOOMFIELD

Michigan

VALERIE SUSKI DO

Neurology

Claims Filled844

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania