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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
JOSEPH BRENES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled631

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

THOMAS TSE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled627

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

JEROME WILBORN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled625

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

SUSAN BERNER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled622

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

SIEGFRIED KREIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled621

ROSEBUD

Texas

MANUEL BROWN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled618

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled617

CULLMAN

Alabama

LAURENCE PETTY M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled617

PLANT CITY

Florida

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled615

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

JIMMY DAVIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled610

TALLADEGA

Alabama

KORT KNUDSON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled602

MIDDLETOWN

Connecticut

DEBRA STUDER DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled598

DES MOINES

Iowa

GERALD HARRINGTON M.D.

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled594

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

WILLIAM ADMIRE DO

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled594

MOBILE

Alabama

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled593

MAUMEE

Ohio

JAVIER RICARDO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled582

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

DONALD EVANS M.D., P.C.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled579

CARTERSVILLE

Georgia

GARY PROFFETT M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled578

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

KENT DAVIS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled576

TYLER

Texas

RAMILO GATAPIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled572

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled568

TEXARKANA

Texas

MARGARET REITMEYER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled560

TYLER

Texas

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled558

DUBLIN

Georgia

OLGA TATPATI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled557

WICHITA

Kansas

RAYMOND FINK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled556

LA MESA

California