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ARICEPT

Treats symptoms of Alzheimer's disease such as confusion or dementia (memory loss and mental changes). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

6.77M
Medicare Part D Claims
$146M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 57,739 $16.7M
New York 51,807 $14.6M
Florida 46,966 $13M
Texas 43,365 $12.4M
Ohio 25,142 $6.92M
Pennsylvania 24,394 $6.43M
Georgia 21,422 $5.57M
Illinois 16,783 $4.76M
North Carolina 16,435 $4.33M
Tennessee 14,729 $3.8M
New Jersey 14,365 $4.44M
Indiana 12,302 $3.24M
Missouri 11,943 $3.13M
Puerto Rico 11,671 $2.99M
Virginia 11,181 $3.09M
Michigan 10,360 $2.95M
Kentucky 10,159 $2.75M
Arizona 9,171 $2.83M
Louisiana 9,116 $2.47M
Mississippi 8,590 $2.18M
Alabama 7,539 $2.01M
Wisconsin 6,926 $1.81M
South Carolina 6,892 $1.82M
Massachusetts 6,331 $1.73M
Oklahoma 5,963 $1.71M
Washington 5,676 $1.6M
Connecticut 5,423 $1.67M
Iowa 5,042 $1.27M
Maryland 4,962 $1.56M
Arkansas 4,886 $1.23M
Colorado 4,086 $1.2M
Kansas 4,003 $1.06M
Minnesota 3,936 $1.09M
West Virginia 3,418 $913K
Oregon 3,269 $942K
Nevada 2,526 $754K
Nebraska 2,425 $596K
Hawaii 1,939 $570K
New Mexico 1,773 $505K
Maine 1,565 $477K
Rhode Island 1,376 $374K
Utah 1,257 $377K
Idaho 1,193 $328K
New Hampshire 1,162 $346K
Delaware 890 $293K
Montana 830 $208K
Alaska 826 $155K
South Dakota 812 $206K
North Dakota 804 $197K
District of Columbia 673 $187K
Vermont 605 $170K
Wyoming 481 $125K
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 ARICEPT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TSILYA BASS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,323

LOS ANGELES

California

RADU CIUBUC MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled595

EL PASO

Texas

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled553

WESTLAND

Michigan

PETER BETZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled547

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled428

TUCKER

Georgia

FAINA ZLATOGOROV MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled421

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT HUNTER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled402

HUBER HEIGHTS

Ohio

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled396

FORT WORTH

Texas

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled388

GLENDALE

California

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled359

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MEENAKSHI PATEL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled342

CENTERVILLE

Ohio

TSILYA BASS MD INC

Psychiatry

Claims Filled333

LOS ANGELES

California

OTHONIEL CASTRO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled333

OLEAN

New York

STEVEN MAYNARD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled331

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

DELORES MACKSOUD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled320

MIAMI

Florida

RANDY CLIMO M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled319

MAUMEE

Ohio

RAYMOND RABIDEAU D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled286

GRAND HAVEN

Michigan

ELEANOR LAVRETSKY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled285

BEVERLY HILLS

California

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled260

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

MATTHEW KODSI MD PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled260

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

MACIEJ SOLAREWICZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled254

LAKEVIEW

Michigan

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled246

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

NIVEA RIBAS M D

Neurology

Claims Filled242

MIAMI LAKES

Florida

WALTER MARTINEZ MD

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Claims Filled240

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

ASYA KUPISK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled228

LOS ANGELES

California