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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 2011

2.18M
Medicare Part D Claims
$117M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 286,880 $11.6M
Florida 210,643 $8.42M
Pennsylvania 190,660 $7.58M
California 177,663 $7.47M
Texas 119,748 $5.16M
North Carolina 116,265 $4.75M
Michigan 116,138 $4.97M
Tennessee 111,430 $4.62M
Illinois 101,562 $4.36M
Georgia 99,102 $4.02M
Ohio 92,944 $3.86M
Missouri 83,412 $3.38M
Kentucky 78,792 $3.17M
Alabama 68,811 $2.83M
Wisconsin 62,926 $2.6M
Washington 58,862 $2.53M
Indiana 56,104 $2.37M
South Carolina 55,066 $2.28M
Virginia 51,592 $2.12M
Arkansas 49,991 $2.08M
Minnesota 45,999 $1.96M
Oklahoma 42,848 $1.87M
Louisiana 38,590 $1.54M
Mississippi 37,897 $1.55M
Massachusetts 35,312 $1.48M
Oregon 34,439 $1.48M
New Jersey 32,404 $1.29M
Nevada 30,329 $1.53M
Maryland 29,152 $1.24M
Iowa 28,798 $1.17M
Colorado 26,986 $1.16M
Maine 26,476 $1.18M
Connecticut 23,436 $952K
West Virginia 22,837 $933K
Arizona 22,025 $940K
Kansas 21,016 $851K
Nebraska 14,030 $580K
New Mexico 13,926 $610K
Idaho 12,990 $560K
Montana 12,408 $528K
New Hampshire 12,286 $522K
Utah 11,508 $488K
Rhode Island 10,226 $402K
South Dakota 7,856 $328K
Hawaii 7,463 $322K
North Dakota 6,631 $283K
District of Columbia 5,431 $215K
Vermont 4,666 $202K
Delaware 4,222 $184K
Puerto Rico 4,206 $167K
Wyoming 3,971 $175K
Alaska 3,840 $175K
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 VENTOLIN HFA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BERNITA SANDS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled391

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

SIXTO CARO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled391

BROOKLYN

New York

OSMANY RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled389

MIAMI

Florida

IMHONA EKO-ISENALUMHE M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled388

SEWANEE

Tennessee

JULIETA RICHMAN NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled379

NEW YORK

New York

VISHNU PATEL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled378

PRINCETON

West Virginia

MILAGROS SOTO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled373

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

RICHARD KING DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled370

HENDERSON

Nevada

PAUL PETRE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled366

OAK PARK

Michigan

AHMAD IBRAHIMBACHA M,D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled365

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

ANAND BHUPTANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled365

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

CARLOS SANTOS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled363

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

RICHARD ORR DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled352

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

DANIEL FRANK M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled351

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

CHRISTIAN MALUF MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled346

MCALLEN

Texas

LAURENCE LUM D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled345

DESLOGE

Missouri

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled344

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

APRIL NEUMANN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled343

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

BABU PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled341

BRONX

New York

WALAYAT KHAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled340

YPSILANTI

Michigan

TIMOTHY MCPHERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled339

STEELE

Missouri

RODRIGO NARANJO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled334

BONITA

California

JEROME LIM DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled333

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ROBERT MARCUM M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled333

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

JORGE VENEREO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled331

MIAMI

Florida