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Prescriber Checkup » LANTUS

LANTUS

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

4.71M
Medicare Part D Claims
$1.07B
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 471,366 $103M
Florida 307,598 $66.6M
Texas 299,936 $74.8M
Pennsylvania 235,343 $49.1M
New York 234,414 $48M
Ohio 216,454 $49.6M
Illinois 186,446 $41.3M
North Carolina 167,188 $36.6M
Georgia 155,456 $34.6M
Michigan 153,016 $38.6M
Missouri 136,787 $29.4M
Tennessee 131,015 $31.3M
Indiana 124,021 $29.7M
Massachusetts 117,628 $26M
Arizona 114,285 $26.5M
Virginia 101,577 $23.4M
Kentucky 99,842 $24M
Washington 93,389 $23.1M
Wisconsin 87,386 $19.6M
New Jersey 86,876 $18.4M
Louisiana 84,032 $18.9M
Minnesota 72,486 $15.9M
Oregon 71,811 $17.2M
Iowa 70,597 $15.3M
Alabama 70,581 $15.4M
South Carolina 68,962 $15.8M
Oklahoma 60,325 $14.3M
Maryland 60,299 $14M
Mississippi 58,086 $13.6M
Kansas 56,870 $11.7M
Colorado 56,714 $12.3M
Connecticut 54,246 $12.4M
Arkansas 51,474 $11.9M
West Virginia 44,018 $11.4M
Utah 34,367 $8.94M
Nebraska 34,137 $7.11M
New Mexico 33,286 $7.56M
Maine 28,920 $7.52M
Idaho 23,973 $5.59M
Nevada 21,789 $5.61M
Rhode Island 21,652 $4.26M
New Hampshire 16,046 $3.78M
Montana 15,872 $3.49M
South Dakota 14,421 $2.98M
North Dakota 12,079 $2.58M
District of Columbia 11,979 $2.35M
Vermont 10,498 $2.75M
Hawaii 8,776 $2.11M
Delaware 8,415 $1.8M
Wyoming 8,104 $1.78M
Alaska 5,391 $1.37M
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 LANTUS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CARLOS RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,988

MIAMI

Florida

JANET MARTINEZ ARNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,803

MIAMI

Florida

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,767

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,701

TUCKER

Georgia

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,481

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,185

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,176

WESTLAND

Michigan

KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,158

TROUP

Texas

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,098

WICHITA

Kansas

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,082

WOODLAWN

Virginia

STEVEN WARREN MD DPA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,019

BOUNTIFUL

Utah

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,019

FORT WORTH

Texas

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled941

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

ROBERT HUNTER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled931

HUBER HEIGHTS

Ohio

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled906

LORAIN

Ohio

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled904

SMYRNA

Georgia

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled900

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ROBERT LEBOW M.D.,

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled891

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

JASJEET KAUR MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled874

GLENDALE

Arizona

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled873

WESTLAND

Michigan

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled848

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

MANUEL ALEGRE

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled819

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled812

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JANE BRIDGES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled809

VINCENNES

Indiana

DANA NASH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled808

MEMPHIS

Tennessee