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Prescriber Checkup

ACTOS

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

2.08M
Medicare Part D Claims
$720M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 333,977 $111M
New York 160,719 $53.3M
Texas 133,983 $50.1M
Florida 125,083 $41.9M
Pennsylvania 102,945 $35.3M
Ohio 89,206 $33.5M
North Carolina 79,425 $25.3M
Illinois 74,286 $26.4M
Georgia 57,336 $18.3M
New Jersey 54,633 $21.2M
Michigan 51,203 $21.2M
Tennessee 46,681 $15.6M
Virginia 40,255 $14.2M
Missouri 39,046 $12.5M
Massachusetts 38,467 $13M
Indiana 38,244 $14.2M
Arizona 37,965 $13.6M
Kentucky 36,961 $12.7M
South Carolina 35,982 $11.5M
Louisiana 35,422 $11.1M
Alabama 33,679 $10.6M
Wisconsin 32,622 $11.5M
Oklahoma 31,793 $11.1M
Iowa 27,694 $8.91M
Minnesota 26,877 $10.5M
Connecticut 26,257 $10.2M
Mississippi 25,093 $7.51M
Washington 24,998 $8.86M
Arkansas 22,384 $7.03M
West Virginia 21,148 $7.42M
Kansas 20,291 $6.81M
Maryland 20,024 $7.69M
Colorado 19,310 $6.77M
Oregon 17,340 $6.21M
Nebraska 15,645 $4.93M
Nevada 13,934 $5.42M
New Mexico 12,501 $4.51M
Idaho 10,078 $3.53M
Hawaii 9,860 $3.34M
Utah 9,679 $3.79M
Maine 6,777 $2.85M
Rhode Island 6,695 $2.18M
Montana 6,246 $2.08M
South Dakota 5,530 $1.79M
New Hampshire 4,519 $1.68M
North Dakota 3,644 $1.18M
Delaware 3,614 $1.6M
Vermont 3,424 $1.41M
Alaska 3,347 $870K
Wyoming 2,638 $922K
District of Columbia 2,322 $695K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for ACTOS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled818

LOS ANGELES

California

NICHOLAS TRAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled770

WESTMINSTER

California

RODOLFO GUZMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled668

BRONX

New York

GLENN SCHEXNAYDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled628

DONALDSONVILLE

Louisiana

IRINA URUSOVA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled617

LOS ANGELES

California

JAIME ESTRADA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled604

CALEXICO

California

GUSTAVO VILLARREAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled598

LAREDO

Texas

LIANA VOLPE M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled583

SUN VALLEY

California

ROBERTO ILLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled578

CHICO

California

RAFAYEL GEVORKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled563

LOS ANGELES

California

HERNAN BAQUERIZO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled518

MIAMI

Florida

HERACH YADEGARIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled512

GLENDALE

California

AURELIO ORTIZ M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled485

MIAMI

Florida

RAMON DELMONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled481

NEW YORK

New York

SHAHED QUYYUMI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled450

STATEN ISLAND

New York

TOORAJ ZAHEDI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled448

FOREST HILLS

New York

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled439

VAN NUYS

California

CARLOS BARRERA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled426

MIAMI

Florida

RAMON PINEDA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled424

PASADENA

Texas

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled423

NEW YORK

New York

MOHAMMAD IBRAHIM MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled417

WEST PATERSON

New Jersey

THOMAS SARGERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled416

HAMILTON

Ohio

STEVEN UNKEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled397

FARMERVILLE

Louisiana

ALBERTO MENDEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled393

KISSIMMEE

Florida

MARIO CEJA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled393

CALEXICO

California