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MULTAQ

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

143K
Medicare Part D Claims
$121M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 41,036 $12.2M
California 39,168 $11.5M
Texas 29,961 $8.65M
New York 26,699 $7.93M
Pennsylvania 26,094 $7.48M
Ohio 19,761 $5.83M
Illinois 18,328 $5.36M
Tennessee 13,686 $3.81M
North Carolina 12,883 $3.52M
New Jersey 12,491 $3.88M
Louisiana 11,867 $3.22M
Michigan 11,428 $3.75M
Indiana 11,067 $3.18M
Kentucky 10,582 $2.99M
Missouri 10,405 $2.84M
Georgia 9,314 $2.52M
Virginia 9,125 $2.65M
South Carolina 8,001 $2.22M
Alabama 7,907 $2.01M
Arizona 6,796 $2.14M
Oklahoma 6,075 $1.71M
Wisconsin 5,432 $1.61M
Arkansas 4,907 $1.28M
Washington 4,727 $1.43M
Kansas 4,625 $1.25M
West Virginia 4,488 $1.27M
Nebraska 4,426 $1.17M
Maryland 4,086 $1.33M
Mississippi 3,970 $1.05M
Massachusetts 3,793 $1.13M
Connecticut 3,649 $1.12M
Colorado 3,436 $1.04M
Iowa 3,352 $901K
Oregon 3,069 $867K
Nevada 3,032 $929K
Minnesota 2,455 $736K
Utah 2,124 $606K
Montana 1,610 $459K
New Mexico 1,554 $461K
Puerto Rico 1,517 $372K
Hawaii 1,343 $429K
Idaho 1,084 $303K
South Dakota 992 $261K
Rhode Island 898 $243K
North Dakota 856 $233K
Maine 811 $264K
Delaware 772 $307K
Vermont 735 $213K
New Hampshire 660 $195K
Wyoming 642 $179K
District of Columbia 283 $73.8K
Alaska 255 $80.1K
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About 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
STEVE TAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled205

NEW YORK

New York

ABDUL ALAWWA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled204

LAPEER

Michigan

DAVID FRAZIER MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled203

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

SAMIR BHATT MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled203

SANTA MARIA

California

ALEXANDER STRATIENKO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled203

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

RAJENDRA DESAI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled201

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

FELIX SOGADE M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled195

MACON

Georgia

ALVA SMITH MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled194

PHILA

Pennsylvania

MARGOT VLOKA M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled192

RACINE

Wisconsin

SIDDHARTH BHANSALI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled192

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

HELBERT ACOSTA M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled191

MOLINE

Illinois

MELCHOR GONZALEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled190

PALM COAST

Florida

DAVID HENDERSON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled190

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

HANY SHANOUDY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled183

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

JOHN LOBBAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled181

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

EFRAIN GONZALEZ M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled180

MIAMI

Florida

WAI LEE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled177

ELKHART

Indiana

MICHAEL PINSON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled177

DOTHAN

Alabama

BRUCE AUERBACH M.D.,

Specialist

Claims Filled176

GROVE CITY

Ohio

ABDULRAB AZIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled175

MONROEVILLE

Pennsylvania

KEITH BRANTLEY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled175

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

JAY PATTERSON MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled175

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

WILLIAM HAAZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled171

MEADOWBROOK

Pennsylvania

THOMAS ASHCOM M.D., PH.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled168

WICHITA

Kansas

ELIE HADDAD M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled167

MIAMI

Florida