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Prescriber Checkup

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
ERIC HILGEFORD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled555

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

ALBERTO MENDEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled551

KISSIMMEE

Florida

MICHAEL LAWRENCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled550

SNOW HILL

North Carolina

SAMUEL NEWSOME MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled550

KING

North Carolina

ANANT LODHIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled549

SACRAMENTO

California

DAVID HESTER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled548

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

LAURA GIVENS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled545

HOUSTON

Texas

DAVID LILJENQUIST MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled545

IDAHO FALLS

Idaho

CHAEWON SONG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled543

GARDEN GROVE

California

ANTHONY GIGLIO PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled541

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ASHA PRITPAL SIDHU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled537

FRESNO

California

RICHARD GUTHRIE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled534

WICHITA

Kansas

ROBERT FRANKLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled534

CHICAGO

Illinois

O'KEY SAMS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled533

FRESNO

California

DANIEL CROCKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled532

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

DAVID SAMARA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled532

ORANGE PARK

Florida

SUSAN MOORE-RIESBECK D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled530

ELKHART

Indiana

SURESH NAIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled529

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

JOAQUIN MENDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled524

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

ALEJANDRO PLAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled523

LONGVIEW

Texas

JERRY COHEN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled523

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH MURRAY M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled522

METAIRIE

Louisiana

BRIAN POWDERLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled519

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

WAYNE WAHL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled518

ROSE CITY

Michigan

JOSEPH BADLISSI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled518

NEDERLAND

Texas