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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
LINDA SHUCK DO

Specialist/Technologist Cardiovascular

Claims Filled147

ELKIN

North Carolina

RAJESH CHAWLA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled144

ARCADIA

California

MARK MENDOLLA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled144

MELBOURNE

Florida

THOMAS BRANDT M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled143

NORFOLK

Nebraska

PAUL LEE M.D

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled143

BROOKLYN

New York

JEFFREY BUETIKOFER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled142

ERIE

Pennsylvania

DAVID PAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled142

ORANGE

California

VENKATARAMA GADDAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled141

COLUMBUS

Ohio

HANI SABBOUR M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled141

WOONSOCKET

Rhode Island

UMA GUNIGANTI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled141

ENID

Oklahoma

CALVIN WONG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled141

HONOLULU

Hawaii

GREGORY BONAVITA M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled141

CANTON

Ohio

TAO DUONG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled139

WESTMINSTER

California

ARNE SIPPENS GROENEWEG MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled137

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

SAURABH SHAH M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled137

CHICAGO

Illinois

WILLIAM WASSYNGER M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled137

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

RAMIN OSKOUI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled137

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

NATHAN REED MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled136

NEWBURGH

Indiana

JULIA GILBERT CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled136

PORTSMOUTH

Ohio

DON LEE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled136

GLENDALE

California

THOMAS HAYWOOD MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled135

WALDORF

Maryland

IBRAHIM HANNA MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled135

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

STEVE SEEKOOK PARK M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled135

LOS ANGELES

California

JAMES SMITH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled135

LACOMBE

Louisiana

IMRAN ZUBAIR MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled134

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah