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MULTAQ

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

433K
Medicare Part D Claims
$144M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 43,992 $14.7M
California 40,917 $13.7M
Texas 31,470 $10.4M
Pennsylvania 26,579 $8.67M
New York 25,178 $8.64M
Ohio 19,706 $6.65M
Illinois 18,478 $6.24M
Tennessee 14,764 $4.66M
Michigan 13,818 $5.1M
New Jersey 13,817 $5.19M
Louisiana 13,698 $4.15M
North Carolina 12,315 $3.83M
Indiana 11,194 $3.75M
Missouri 11,077 $3.39M
Kentucky 10,834 $3.51M
Georgia 9,580 $2.99M
Virginia 8,913 $2.97M
South Carolina 8,063 $2.58M
Alabama 8,013 $2.37M
Arizona 7,510 $2.7M
Wisconsin 6,263 $2.11M
Oklahoma 6,029 $1.95M
Arkansas 5,875 $1.73M
Kansas 5,163 $1.59M
Washington 4,841 $1.66M
Nebraska 4,814 $1.41M
West Virginia 4,608 $1.49M
Mississippi 4,140 $1.24M
Nevada 3,795 $1.28M
Connecticut 3,779 $1.38M
Iowa 3,719 $1.16M
Maryland 3,706 $1.44M
Colorado 3,528 $1.22M
Massachusetts 3,354 $1.2M
Oregon 3,199 $1.02M
Utah 2,325 $755K
Minnesota 2,061 $763K
Montana 1,517 $500K
New Mexico 1,365 $477K
Hawaii 1,182 $429K
South Dakota 1,146 $346K
Idaho 1,106 $358K
Delaware 926 $403K
Maine 853 $317K
Rhode Island 779 $235K
North Dakota 720 $232K
Vermont 693 $241K
Wyoming 657 $212K
New Hampshire 642 $226K
Alaska 389 $137K
District of Columbia 243 $74.5K
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 »

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Top prescribers for MULTAQ

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DANIEL MCGOWAN M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled581

KEARNEY

Nebraska

MAYER RASHTIAN M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled495

PASADENA

California

JOHN DYLEWSKI M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled392

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

HARRY HAWTHORNE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled361

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

GREGORY HONG MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled349

LOS ANGELES

California

KEESAG BARON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled319

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

JENCHEN YANG M.D., PH.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled311

DIAMOND BAR

California

JOHN SIMS M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled310

TYLER

Texas

SIDDHARTH BHANSALI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled289

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

KEITH BRANTLEY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled275

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

BENJAMIN POTKIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled271

SANTA CRUZ

California

JEFFREY RIEDER MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled263

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

MICHAEL FALKOFF M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled263

ROCHESTER

New York

SHELDON BROWNSTEIN M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled260

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ABDUL ALAWWA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled257

LAPEER

Michigan

MICHAEL ANTIMISIARIS MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled251

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

DAVID FRAZIER MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled248

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

DUANE POOL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled244

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

MARK MENDOLLA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled240

MELBOURNE

Florida

GEORGE CROSSLEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled234

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

MARGOT VLOKA M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled231

RACINE

Wisconsin

JAMES FORD M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled229

PADUCAH

Kentucky

ABDULRAB AZIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled227

MONROEVILLE

Pennsylvania

RALPH VICARI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled227

MELBOURNE

Florida

BRUCE AUERBACH M.D.,

Specialist

Claims Filled220

GROVE CITY

Ohio