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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
HAKAM ASAAD MD

Neurology

Claims Filled841

NORFOLK

Nebraska

MICHELLE DAGOSTINE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled839

DANBURY

Connecticut

SUKETU KHANDHAR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled828

SACRAMENTO

California

GRACE LIANG M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled828

SUNNYVALE

California

ZHIGAO HUANG MD

Neurology

Claims Filled822

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

PETER BARBOUR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled815

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

CLIFFORD REED M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled808

WEST READING

Pennsylvania

ALAN FREEMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled807

ATLANTA

Georgia

ROBERT IZOR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled796

AUSTIN

Texas

GERALD CALEGAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled795

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

CLAIRE HENCHCLIFFE MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled787

NEW YORK

New York

RUPA NANAVATI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled784

SAN DIEGO

California

RALPH DUNNIGAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled783

BISMARCK

North Dakota

JUAN SIMON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled782

MIAMI

Florida

MARK LEW M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled777

LOS ANGELES

California

HOWARD WEISS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled772

BALTIMORE

Maryland

NANCY DIAZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled768

FOUNTAIN HILL

Pennsylvania

RICHARD TROSCH MD

Neurology

Claims Filled762

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

XIULI LI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled761

AMHERST

New York

DAVID KAUFMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled759

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

BRADLEY HINER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled757

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

MICHAEL KITCHELL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled756

AMES

Iowa

LORRAINE EDWARDS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled752

HASTINGS

Nebraska

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled748

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

ANTHONY MAY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled748

YORK

Pennsylvania