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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
MEDICAL CENTER

Claims Filled223

COLUMBUS

Georgia

MUSTAFA RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled223

BECKLEY

West Virginia

ROBERT VOGEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled222

MIDLAND

Texas

RICARDO PLASENCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled222

MIAMI

Florida

CHALERMCHAI RODSUWAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled219

BOSSIER CITY

Louisiana

RAMILO GATAPIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled219

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

DARIO NARRO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled218

WESLACO

Texas

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled217

DESOTO

Texas

DIANA HYLTON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled216

MERCED

California

LAKSHMAN RAO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled215

ERWIN

North Carolina

AREMMIA TANIOUS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled215

LAUREL

Mississippi

ROBERT FRANKLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled214

CHICAGO

Illinois

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled213

BRANDON

Mississippi

RICHARD CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled211

BLUE SPRINGS

Missouri

JOHN BUDAY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled211

ESSEXVILLE

Michigan

SENTARA NORFOLK GENERAL HOSP

Claims Filled211

NORFOLK

Virginia

MEHERJI OSHTORY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled211

STOCKTON

California

RANDALL HORINE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled210

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

VIPIN GUPTA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled209

VINELAND

New Jersey

HARVEY BENNETT MD

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Claims Filled209

MORRISTOWN

New Jersey

WAYNE SHEN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled209

SALINAS

California

DAVID KAVTARADZE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled208

CORDELE

Georgia

GEORGE DMYTRENKO M.D., PH.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled208

PENSACOLA

Florida

FAKHRE ALAM MD

Neurology

Claims Filled207

CARBONDALE

Illinois

MICHAEL STONES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled206

ROBINSON

Texas