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Prescriber Checkup » LOPERAMIDE

LOPERAMIDE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

462K
Medicare Part D Claims
$4.52M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 37,230 $375K
California 37,052 $343K
Pennsylvania 35,195 $323K
Florida 30,396 $276K
Ohio 27,868 $349K
Illinois 22,568 $219K
Michigan 18,408 $196K
Washington 16,483 $154K
Wisconsin 16,332 $159K
Indiana 14,753 $153K
Texas 14,294 $122K
Minnesota 13,259 $155K
Massachusetts 13,212 $143K
New Jersey 12,993 $113K
Missouri 12,472 $117K
Kentucky 12,249 $117K
Virginia 10,795 $107K
Iowa 9,595 $77.6K
North Carolina 8,766 $84.2K
Oregon 7,594 $81.6K
Oklahoma 7,418 $65.1K
Maryland 7,409 $64.4K
Tennessee 6,814 $66.5K
Georgia 6,330 $59.4K
Arizona 6,032 $62.3K
Alabama 5,017 $46.6K
Nebraska 4,944 $39.8K
Connecticut 4,547 $48K
Kansas 3,682 $35.6K
Maine 3,015 $33.1K
Hawaii 2,898 $24K
Louisiana 2,834 $27.7K
South Carolina 2,773 $26.6K
Colorado 2,575 $23.5K
Mississippi 2,265 $18.6K
New Mexico 2,223 $16.6K
Utah 2,200 $24.8K
New Hampshire 1,938 $19.3K
West Virginia 1,825 $18.8K
Idaho 1,696 $17.5K
Rhode Island 1,637 $14.4K
South Dakota 1,430 $14.3K
Vermont 1,392 $15.7K
Montana 1,326 $12.8K
Nevada 1,293 $13.9K
Delaware 1,218 $12.2K
Arkansas 1,162 $11.6K
North Dakota 767 $8,308
Alaska 652 $6,780
District of Columbia 597 $4,832
Wyoming 330 $4,288
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 LOPERAMIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CUAUHTEMOC HURTADO

Claims Filled56

EL PASO

Texas

MONA TOMESCU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

STEELE

Missouri

EDWIN SANTOS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled55

CAMPTON

Kentucky

MERI KRYSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

WIT JAMRY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled55

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ALAN ROSENZWEIG DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled55

PALMYRA

New Jersey

CHANDU BUDEV-BUDDHDEV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

TOLEDO

Ohio

STEPHEN BRESNAHAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled55

BROCKTON

Massachusetts

CELESTINA FEBLES VALENTIN

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled55

MANATI

Puerto Rico

FARIBORZ SHAMS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

ANAHEIM

California

THIPPESWAMY CHANNAPATI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

BUTLER

Pennsylvania

ALEXANDER FRANK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

CATHERINE COLQUITT M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled55

FORT WORTH

Texas

CHRISTOPHER KOLKER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

NORWICH

Connecticut

KISHORE IYER MD

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled55

NEW YORK

New York

RAFAEL GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled55

MIAMI

Florida

VIVEK MEHTA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled55

FREEPORT

Illinois

HOC CHU MD

General Practice

Claims Filled55

HOUSTON

Texas

SUSAN OESTERLE RN,MSN,FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled54

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

MACIEJ SOLAREWICZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

LAKEVIEW

Michigan

LATCHAIAH CHIRUMAMILLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

SALEM

Indiana

MARK TACKETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

MADISONVILLE

Kentucky

WILLIAM KERR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled54

GAYLORD

Michigan

EZRA STEIGER MD

Surgery

Claims Filled54

CLEVELAND

Ohio

STEWART FOREMAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

NORTH MIAMI

Florida