ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » TAMOXIFEN CITRATE

TAMOXIFEN CITRATE

Tamoxifen is used to treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in men and women. It is used to treat early breast cancer in women who have already been treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. It is used to reduce the risk of developing a more serious type of breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS; a type of breast cancer that does not spread outside of the milk duct where it forms) and who have been treated with surgery and radiation. It is used to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women who are at high risk for the disease due to their age, personal medical history, and family medical history. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

444K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 359 of 3238

$9.91M
Retail Cost

Rank: 790 of 3238

87,642
Patients

Rank: 424 of 3238

33,345
Prescribers

Rank: 469 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Tamoxifen »

Information courtesy of

Alternatives:

Arimidex Aromasin Femara

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 8,897 40,473 $1.09M
Florida 6,260 29,120 $651K
Texas 5,655 27,676 $583K
New York 5,409 27,071 $613K
Pennsylvania 4,298 22,725 $478K
Ohio 3,794 18,648 $415K
North Carolina 3,360 18,001 $360K
Illinois 3,032 15,043 $351K
Georgia 2,527 14,092 $252K
Michigan 3,041 12,624 $343K
Tennessee 2,255 12,095 $236K
Massachusetts 2,258 11,254 $248K
Missouri 2,018 10,819 $215K
Wisconsin 2,137 10,774 $252K
Virginia 2,008 9,605 $205K
Minnesota 2,078 9,000 $261K
Indiana 1,933 8,916 $198K
New Jersey 1,966 8,761 $212K
Kentucky 1,585 8,463 $167K
Washington 1,793 8,090 $181K
Alabama 1,459 8,005 $162K
Arkansas 1,222 7,595 $126K
Louisiana 1,243 7,440 $153K
Oregon 1,579 7,414 $188K
Iowa 1,270 7,287 $150K
South Carolina 1,307 7,108 $135K
Mississippi 1,062 6,660 $108K
Arizona 1,515 6,615 $150K
Connecticut 1,078 5,214 $117K
Colorado 1,088 4,924 $119K
Maryland 1,249 4,856 $134K
Oklahoma 939 4,728 $104K
Kansas 821 4,237 $85.8K
Nebraska 617 3,341 $72.4K
West Virginia 635 3,337 $68.7K
Utah 623 2,678 $62.6K
Nevada 538 2,384 $52.9K
South Dakota 384 2,229 $48.7K
Idaho 504 2,128 $47.3K
New Mexico 446 2,024 $47.6K
Montana 409 1,994 $43.8K
Hawaii 375 1,845 $43.3K
New Hampshire 401 1,836 $40.3K
Maine 443 1,835 $46.4K
Rhode Island 284 1,674 $32K
North Dakota 240 1,343 $29.2K
Vermont 235 1,141 $25.1K
Delaware 311 1,124 $34.6K
Wyoming 178 896 $16.7K
District of Columbia 129 504 $13.1K
Alaska 60 281 $5,715
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for TAMOXIFEN CITRATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARTIN BLUMENREICH M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled255

WACONIA

Minnesota

ELISABETH MCKEEN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled254

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

KEITH WICHTERMAN M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled253

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

SERGIO XIQUES M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled251

MIAMI

Florida

WILLIAM PIERCE M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled251

SALEM

Oregon

ANOOP AGGARWAL M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled248

CLINTON

Iowa

HELEN ANALO MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled244

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

DAVID GREENWALD MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled239

KINGSTON

Pennsylvania

EDWARD WAGNER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled237

LAGUNA NIGUEL

California

MICHAEL MCHALE MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled236

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

MELISSA DILLMON MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled235

ROME

Georgia

SUSAN SALTER MD

Radiation Oncology

Claims Filled235

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

CHRISTOPHER PERKINS MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled235

FRESNO

California

NITIN ROHATGI M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled233

SACRAMENTO

California

BROOKE DANIEL MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled231

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

MARK WOMACK M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled227

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

THOMAS PRZYBYSZ MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled226

WHEELING

West Virginia

PHILLIP LEY M.D.

Surgical Oncology

Claims Filled225

MADISON

Mississippi

JAYASREE RAO M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled224

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

BOBBY GRAHAM M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled223

JACKSON

Mississippi

ALISON CONLIN MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled222

PORTLAND

Oregon

LUCIA GARINO M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled221

COON RAPIDS

Minnesota

DANA ABRAHAM M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled218

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

MICHELLE COMBS PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled218

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

AMY VANDER WOUDE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled216

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan