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Prescriber Checkup » PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Phenytoin is in a class of medications called anticonvulsants. It works by decreasing abnormal electrical activity in the brain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.49M
Medicare Part D Claims
$50.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 164,533 $5.33M
Texas 115,085 $3.49M
Florida 109,645 $2.88M
Pennsylvania 89,170 $2.47M
New York 85,133 $2.22M
Illinois 80,405 $2.3M
Ohio 80,096 $2.26M
North Carolina 60,579 $1.64M
Georgia 59,905 $1.58M
Michigan 57,659 $1.71M
Tennessee 56,262 $1.48M
Missouri 48,108 $1.33M
Alabama 43,420 $1.11M
Kentucky 42,612 $1.2M
Virginia 39,489 $1.1M
Indiana 37,988 $1.12M
Louisiana 37,723 $926K
Mississippi 37,017 $899K
South Carolina 36,746 $966K
Massachusetts 36,138 $951K
New Jersey 35,676 $955K
Washington 32,314 $949K
Arkansas 31,134 $837K
Wisconsin 30,685 $841K
Minnesota 28,773 $826K
Puerto Rico 28,563 $638K
Oklahoma 25,840 $724K
Arizona 24,597 $703K
Oregon 22,281 $701K
Maryland 22,125 $661K
Kansas 21,060 $566K
Iowa 20,379 $539K
Colorado 19,617 $636K
West Virginia 18,977 $511K
Connecticut 17,116 $461K
Nebraska 12,490 $322K
New Mexico 11,035 $307K
Nevada 10,385 $277K
Maine 8,329 $266K
Utah 8,147 $243K
Idaho 7,413 $200K
Rhode Island 7,388 $191K
South Dakota 6,248 $166K
New Hampshire 5,599 $172K
Montana 5,258 $139K
District of Columbia 4,131 $108K
North Dakota 4,029 $103K
Delaware 3,609 $118K
Hawaii 3,301 $97.5K
Vermont 3,231 $90.4K
Wyoming 2,577 $69K
Alaska 2,568 $52.8K
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 PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM PAULSEN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled302

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled301

MAUMEE

Ohio

MIGUEL GUTIERREZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled297

MCALLEN

Texas

MICHAEL DJERNES MD

Neurology

Claims Filled296

NAMPA

Idaho

ROBERT CURRIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled292

GALESBURG

Illinois

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled290

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

ASHA PRITPAL SIDHU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled281

FRESNO

California

J SMITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled280

METTER

Georgia

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled279

LONG BEACH

California

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled277

DUNEDIN

Florida

WILLIAM SMITH MD

Neurology

Claims Filled277

PORTLAND

Oregon

GRETCHEN SEROTA MD

Nursing Custodial Care Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facility

Claims Filled274

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JITENDRA PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled273

PORTSMOUTH

Ohio

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled273

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

EDDIE POWELL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled273

RAEFORD

North Carolina

DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled268

MIAMI

Florida

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled267

GALAX

Virginia

MICHELLE DOMPENCIEL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled267

NAPLES

Florida

KENNETH RICE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

LUBBOCK

Texas

MARC RAAD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

LAWRENCE DREXLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled263

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

JOSEPH ALISKY MD PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled259

AURORA

Colorado

KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled256

TROUP

Texas

ALPHONSO BERRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled253

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

STEPHEN LEVINE MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled252

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California