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Prescriber Checkup » DIAZEPAM

DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. This medicine is a benzodiazepine. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

132K
Medicare Part D Claims
$1.6M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 56,131 $318K
California 37,043 $228K
Ohio 30,620 $225K
New York 23,595 $177K
Kentucky 15,831 $104K
Louisiana 9,417 $33.6K
Massachusetts 8,987 $41.8K
Pennsylvania 6,684 $31K
Indiana 6,648 $46.2K
Virginia 4,771 $30.7K
Texas 4,041 $20.6K
Puerto Rico 3,906 $33.2K
West Virginia 3,903 $17.6K
Minnesota 3,873 $19.1K
Oklahoma 3,627 $22.6K
South Carolina 3,523 $19.1K
Georgia 3,235 $17.9K
North Carolina 3,133 $16K
Missouri 2,967 $22.3K
Arizona 2,933 $12K
Wisconsin 2,421 $15.6K
Maryland 2,340 $13.7K
New Jersey 2,157 $13.1K
Michigan 2,010 $9,241
Tennessee 1,827 $10.2K
Nevada 1,811 $11.8K
Washington 1,671 $5,629
New Mexico 1,631 $11.7K
Hawaii 1,563 $7,955
Connecticut 1,478 $7,977
Illinois 1,107 $4,687
Colorado 1,022 $4,817
Delaware 739 $4,125
Maine 692 $4,475
Rhode Island 674 $2,578
Mississippi 665 $2,643
Alabama 635 $2,763
Kansas 610 $2,568
Arkansas 527 $6,523
New Hampshire 510 $3,215
Oregon 504 $2,213
Idaho 468 $4,265
Utah 349 $1,849
North Dakota 318 $1,562
Iowa 266 $1,160
Nebraska 191 $997
Vermont 166 $958
Montana 152 $611
Wyoming 100 $538
Alaska 67 $331
South Dakota 66 $527
District of Columbia 25 $92
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 DIAZEPAM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAVID RATH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled255

SUNBURY

Ohio

ROBERT LESSER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled244

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

ADRIAN TALBOT MD JD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled211

SLIDELL

Louisiana

VERONICA MOTIRAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled205

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

DANA RICHARD D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled195

GREENACRES

Florida

KARL JONES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled189

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

JOHN VOCKROTH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled182

TERRYTOWN

Louisiana

ALLAN JORGE MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled179

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

CESAR EURIBE MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled174

LADY LAKE

Florida

EVELIO SOSA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled162

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JOHN BATISTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

SPRING HILL

Florida

EDWARD GHEILER MD

Urology

Claims Filled161

HIALEAH

Florida

FRANCISCO JEANNOT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled158

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

KENNETH WILEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

SAINT ROSE

Louisiana

STANLEY SILVERBLATT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled155

HALLANDALE

Florida

MONTY GLORIOSO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled154

METAIRIE

Louisiana

MIKE PERL M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled152

MARGATE

Florida

JOSEPH SPERDUTO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

DELRAY BEACH

Florida

BHADRESHKUMAR PARIKH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled146

TAMARAC

Florida

DAVID MYERS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled143

METAIRIE

Louisiana

JUAN SIMON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled140

MIAMI

Florida

GARY SHEARER, M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

FLORENCE

Kentucky

GENE GODOY M.D

Managed Care Organizations, Preferred Provider Organization

Claims Filled138

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

SCOTT SIMEON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled138

KENNER

Louisiana

STACY ROSKIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled135

AVENTURA

Florida