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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
MICHAEL VAVRIK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled789

CARROLLTON

Georgia

JOSE GARCIA MATEO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled786

PONCE

Puerto Rico

RADU CIUBUC MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled781

EL PASO

Texas

JEFFREY RUSSELL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled778

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

GRETCHEN SEROTA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled774

CINCINNATI

Ohio

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled769

EULESS

Texas

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled761

HICKORY

North Carolina

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled722

VANCOUVER

Washington

DWIGHT WILLETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled717

KINGSTON

Tennessee

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled709

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

ABNER LUTHER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled701

BOAZ

Alabama

MARC RAAD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled699

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled693

MELBOURNE

Florida

MALATHI TADAKAMALLA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled691

LEES SUMMIT

Missouri

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled689

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled679

COLUMBIA

Missouri

GERALD GOLTZ M.D.

Claims Filled665

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

HENRY MIDDLETON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled656

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

ROBERT WINANS DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled647

COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado

ENRIQUE VARELA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled643

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

KENNETH WRITESEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled642

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Ohio

JIBRAIL KASPERKHAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled640

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JOHN CAMPBELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled638

KENTWOOD

Michigan

RICHARD DODD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled636

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

BABAR SANAULLAH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled634

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan