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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
MARIA ESPEJO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled293

BRONX

New York

GRADY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PHARM

Claims Filled291

ATLANTA

Georgia

PANKAJ SRIVASTAVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled290

DYERSBURG

Tennessee

MARCELO POLANCO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled289

CHURCH POINT

Louisiana

DOMINIC GONZALEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled285

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

NICHOLAS TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled285

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

RAMON GUERRERO CUETO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled284

TAMPA

Florida

PITT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Claims Filled283

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

EDWIN PATRICK SORIANO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled283

ELGIN

Illinois

BRODIE MCALPIN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled283

CORINTH

Mississippi

MANUEL FRANCO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled283

CHICAGO

Illinois

JOSE GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled282

MIAMI

Florida

KULMEET KUNDLAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled281

LAKE WALES

Florida

JAVIER URDANETA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled280

OVIEDO

Florida

RUBEN CARVAJAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled279

BRONX

New York

ABDI VAEZY MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled278

CORBIN

Kentucky

SUSAN BUTLER-SUMNER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled276

CAVE SPRING

Georgia

JAVED NAZIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled275

HINSDALE

Illinois

STEVE TRIKOUNAKIS RPA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled274

GARNERVILLE

New York

CHAULA PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled274

BRONX

New York

TYRONE LEE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled274

CONWAY

Arkansas

DONZELLA DIXON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled273

NEW YORK

New York

SOMNATH NAIK M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled272

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

PETER NWOKE M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled271

DETROIT

Michigan

CURTIS CAVE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled270

BROOKLYN

New York