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Prescriber Checkup » VENTOLIN HFA

VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Also prevents wheezing caused by exercise (exercise-induced bronchospasm). This medicine is a bronchodilator. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

2.77M
Medicare Part D Claims
$125M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 278,790 $12M
Florida 218,993 $9.68M
Pennsylvania 214,196 $9.21M
California 201,444 $9.15M
Michigan 119,625 $5.63M
Texas 119,022 $5.63M
North Carolina 111,156 $4.96M
Illinois 101,957 $4.81M
Tennessee 93,855 $4.32M
Georgia 89,107 $3.96M
Kentucky 74,056 $3.27M
Alabama 66,287 $2.97M
Ohio 65,729 $3.05M
Wisconsin 60,889 $2.77M
South Carolina 57,095 $2.62M
Missouri 55,792 $2.5M
Washington 53,912 $2.53M
New Jersey 50,005 $2.19M
Indiana 48,559 $2.3M
Minnesota 46,451 $2.18M
Arkansas 46,251 $2.09M
Virginia 46,250 $2.1M
Oregon 38,388 $1.75M
Mississippi 37,872 $1.69M
Maryland 35,141 $1.64M
Massachusetts 34,829 $1.59M
Louisiana 34,554 $1.52M
Nevada 34,195 $1.76M
Oklahoma 33,324 $1.57M
Connecticut 27,194 $1.24M
Colorado 26,862 $1.21M
Maine 26,158 $1.28M
Iowa 25,027 $1.12M
Arizona 22,950 $1.09M
Kansas 19,290 $860K
West Virginia 19,134 $863K
Idaho 13,045 $616K
Utah 12,714 $589K
Montana 12,429 $579K
New Hampshire 12,299 $579K
Nebraska 12,216 $551K
Rhode Island 11,106 $476K
New Mexico 10,716 $515K
Hawaii 9,632 $452K
South Dakota 7,337 $335K
District of Columbia 6,178 $262K
North Dakota 5,500 $253K
Alaska 5,191 $244K
Vermont 4,977 $236K
Delaware 4,968 $241K
Wyoming 4,209 $206K
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 VENTOLIN HFA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RICHARD SCHMITT MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

CUMBERLAND

Maryland

IMTIAZ AHMAD MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

FORT MYERS

Florida

GINA MILLER NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

CROWLEY

Louisiana

JAYESH DESAI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

SOMERSET

Pennsylvania

DENISE TURNAGE DNP, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

BERNARD MICHLIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN DIEGO

California

WILLIAM PASCAL MD

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

STEPHEN BOWEN PH.D., M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SYLACAUGA

Alabama

MARY GRIPSHOVER SISTER - APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

HYDEN

Kentucky

CHRISTEL TECARRO MD.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BELOIT

Wisconsin

GUY ROBERTS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FARMINGTON

Missouri

RALPH STEELE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

MATTHEW HULSEY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GLENWOOD

Arkansas

ARTIN GEVORKIAN MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled50

HESPERIA

California

WESLEY WILSON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORNEY

Texas

JAMES VANJURA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

RUTHERFORDTON

North Carolina

REX WU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

SUDHEER CHAUHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

JAMAICA

New York

JONATHAN CHOE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PETALUMA

California

STANLEY GRAHAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LA GRANDE

Oregon

GEORGE MURILLO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TOMBALL

Texas

CURTIS FRIER DO

General Practice

Claims Filled50

WASHINGTON

Iowa

EMILIE RIDDLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

BRANDAN HULL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CENTRAL POINT

Oregon

RICHARD FROST MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PLATTSBURGH

New York