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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
RICHARD CARANO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled515

AMES

Iowa

ROBERT WHITEHOUSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled515

RICHMOND HTS

Ohio

PRATAP SOURI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled514

BARNESVILLE

Ohio

CARLOS MARTINEZ RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled513

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

VICTOR VERGARA ABREU MD

Specialist

Claims Filled513

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

JILIAN WAITE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled512

CENTERVILLE

Ohio

JOHN GAIDRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled510

SAN DIEGO

California

STEVEN COWART M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled510

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

GERALD STEINBERG

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled510

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

GABRIEL NURIEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled507

ORLANDO

Florida

ALAN ROSENZWEIG DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled506

PALMYRA

New Jersey

JAMES SPEED M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled506

GREELEY

Colorado

BRUCE FARISS M.D>

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled505

DUBLIN

Virginia

GEORGE SUTTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled504

MOBILE

Alabama

BINWANT SINGH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled503

OLIVETTE

Missouri

SON CHAU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled503

ORLANDO

Florida

LUIS QUINTERO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled503

CORAL GABLES

Florida

CARLTON LANCASTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled502

DALTON

Georgia

ALISA KOSLA NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled501

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

CHARLES HOLZNER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled500

DOWNEY

California

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled500

CALHOUN

Georgia

RAUF BABA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled499

DYERSBURG

Tennessee

FARIBORZ SHAMS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled498

ANAHEIM

California

KENNETH RICE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled497

LUBBOCK

Texas

BENJAMIN ZERTUCHE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled495

JOURDANTON

Texas