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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
JENIFER ZHAI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled745

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

LEWISTON BIRKMANN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled741

LINCOLN

Nebraska

LUIS GAITAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled740

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

HOLLY SHILL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled738

SUN CITY

Arizona

MELVIN YEE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled738

HONOLULU

Hawaii

TAIJUN ZHAO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled737

TOPEKA

Kansas

MICHIKO BRUNO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled734

HONOLULU

Hawaii

ALBERTO ESPAY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled734

CINCINNATI

Ohio

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled723

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

LING CHENG MD

Neurology

Claims Filled719

NEW YORK

New York

PADRAIG OSUILLEABHAIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled719

DALLAS

Texas

SHABBIR ABBASI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled715

LAWRENCE

Massachusetts

ARIF DALVI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled715

MERRILLVILLE

Indiana

DANIEL TOGASAKI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled714

LOS ANGELES

California

ANCHI WANG M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled713

OCEANSIDE

California

DELORES MACKSOUD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled710

MIAMI

Florida

JOOHI JIMENEZ-SHAHED M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled708

HOUSTON

Texas

RONALD PFEIFFER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled707

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

VIRENDRA RANADIVE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled704

FAYETTEVILLE

Georgia

YAN LUPYAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled692

EAST BRUNSWICK

New Jersey

TERESA MANGIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled692

MADISON

Wisconsin

DAVID JAEGER MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled688

MIDDLETOWN

New York

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled686

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

SAKSHI BAJAJ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled686

MARSHFIELD

Wisconsin

JOANNE WOJCIESZEK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled681

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana