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Prescriber Checkup » LANTUS

LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. Insulin is a hormone that helps get sugar from the blood to the muscles, where it is used for energy. This type of insulin usually works longer than regular insulin. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

4.54M
Medicare Part D Claims
$918M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 469,475 $84M
Texas 315,947 $63.4M
Florida 310,729 $54.1M
New York 264,256 $45.1M
Pennsylvania 250,250 $42.9M
Ohio 234,431 $43.4M
Illinois 194,414 $34.7M
North Carolina 181,278 $32.3M
Georgia 161,947 $29.2M
Michigan 153,735 $31M
Missouri 146,360 $25.5M
Tennessee 143,883 $27.5M
Indiana 134,705 $25.8M
Massachusetts 118,129 $21.6M
Arizona 109,083 $20.4M
Virginia 108,577 $20.4M
Kentucky 106,101 $20.4M
Puerto Rico 102,113 $15.3M
Washington 96,406 $19.2M
Wisconsin 90,331 $16.3M
New Jersey 88,751 $14.9M
Louisiana 82,489 $15M
Minnesota 79,338 $14M
South Carolina 76,293 $14.1M
Alabama 75,893 $13.4M
Iowa 74,829 $12.9M
Oregon 72,199 $14.2M
Maryland 64,351 $12.1M
Oklahoma 62,854 $12.1M
Mississippi 62,840 $12M
Kansas 61,297 $10.2M
Connecticut 56,820 $10.2M
Colorado 56,510 $10.2M
Arkansas 54,080 $9.97M
West Virginia 47,373 $9.82M
Nebraska 34,613 $5.8M
Utah 34,098 $7.12M
New Mexico 33,312 $6.14M
Maine 31,005 $6.4M
Idaho 24,931 $4.67M
Nevada 22,757 $4.57M
Rhode Island 21,539 $3.51M
Montana 17,839 $3.04M
New Hampshire 17,406 $3.36M
South Dakota 15,098 $2.55M
North Dakota 13,326 $2.31M
Vermont 11,963 $2.47M
District of Columbia 11,642 $1.92M
Delaware 9,521 $1.65M
Hawaii 9,263 $1.78M
Wyoming 8,069 $1.46M
Alaska 5,741 $1.21M
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 LANTUS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SUSAN MOORE-RIESBECK D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled797

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

JEFFREY RUSSELL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled796

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

ERIC HILGEFORD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled780

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

GRETCHEN SEROTA MD

Nursing Custodial Care Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facility

Claims Filled774

CINCINNATI

Ohio

DANA NASH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled774

BROOKLYN

New York

MICHAEL REEVES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled773

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled771

CALHOUN

Georgia

JASJEET KAUR MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled770

GLENDALE

Arizona

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled765

MAUMEE

Ohio

THOMAS TSE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled762

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled753

DALLAS

Texas

ABNER LUTHER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled745

BOAZ

Alabama

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled729

COLUMBIA

Missouri

LAURENCE PETTY M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled728

PLANT CITY

Florida

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled726

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled719

MELBOURNE

Florida

RAYMOND FINK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled714

LA MESA

California

JOHN GAIDRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled708

SAN DIEGO

California

BABAR SANAULLAH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled703

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

GERALD HARRINGTON M.D.

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled697

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

HENRY MIDDLETON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled676

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

STEVEN WARREN MD DPA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled670

BOUNTIFUL

Utah

MARGARET REITMEYER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled670

TYLER

Texas

JOHN DIXON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled665

SARALAND

Alabama

JOSEPH BRENES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled664

WOLCOTT

Connecticut