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Prescriber Checkup » COUMADIN

COUMADIN

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. This medicine is a blood thinner (anticoagulant). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

799K
Medicare Part D Claims
$50.9M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 101,195 $6.28M
North Carolina 54,904 $2.78M
Florida 48,924 $3.21M
Texas 44,530 $2.79M
Pennsylvania 43,007 $2.55M
Puerto Rico 42,597 $1.59M
California 42,310 $2.8M
Illinois 36,621 $2.09M
New Jersey 30,530 $2.26M
Indiana 29,851 $1.83M
Ohio 29,780 $1.93M
Georgia 28,662 $1.66M
Missouri 28,631 $1.52M
Tennessee 27,408 $1.45M
Louisiana 19,672 $1.11M
Alabama 18,374 $1.05M
Washington 16,302 $871K
South Carolina 15,126 $861K
Arizona 14,926 $822K
Mississippi 13,855 $706K
Virginia 12,295 $817K
Oklahoma 11,157 $511K
Kansas 11,132 $640K
Kentucky 10,786 $613K
Iowa 9,646 $518K
Michigan 9,410 $703K
Massachusetts 9,142 $549K
Arkansas 8,747 $475K
Connecticut 8,364 $633K
Maryland 7,420 $585K
Oregon 7,041 $479K
West Virginia 7,000 $441K
Wisconsin 6,759 $416K
Colorado 6,540 $419K
Nebraska 5,881 $307K
Utah 5,047 $350K
Minnesota 4,751 $304K
Idaho 4,354 $242K
New Mexico 3,575 $154K
Nevada 3,484 $230K
Montana 3,478 $159K
Delaware 2,931 $232K
Hawaii 2,202 $158K
South Dakota 2,192 $102K
Rhode Island 2,120 $148K
Alaska 2,048 $81.3K
New Hampshire 1,955 $148K
Maine 1,479 $126K
North Dakota 1,317 $56.6K
Wyoming 1,305 $71.8K
Vermont 931 $56.9K
District of Columbia 590 $39.9K
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 COUMADIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SALOME ORDU NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,202

NEW YORK

New York

CRAIG FOCKLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,126

ALUM BANK

Pennsylvania

JOHN GAMBINO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled887

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

JON DEDON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled838

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

BRENT GILL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled721

SHELBY

North Carolina

PETER KIM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled670

TUBA CITY

Arizona

WILLIAM WILSON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled666

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

ALLEN DOLLAR M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled591

ATLANTA

Georgia

RICHARD MILANI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled588

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

TIMOTHY COLGAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled577

BEAUMONT

Texas

JON LELEUX MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled546

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

WARREN CHIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled529

NEW YORK

New York

PHILIP BAILEY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled526

DALTON

Georgia

WAI LEE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled503

ELKHART

Indiana

JOSEPH POWERS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled473

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

BORIS PEYSIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled472

BROOKLYN

New York

ALVARO BUENANO M.D.

Claims Filled467

SEAFORD

Delaware

REBECCA STARR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled445

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

ALEXEY ISAKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled441

BROOKLYN

New York

LACY COLSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled438

RALEIGH

North Carolina

VIVIAN CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled435

ELIZABETHTON

Tennessee

RICH ELSEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled432

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

ANGEL ALICEA M.D.

Claims Filled429

SEAFORD

Delaware

YURY ZAMDBORG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled423

BROOKLYN

New York

EDWARD PLYLER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled423

MORGANTON

North Carolina