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Prescriber Checkup » VOLTAREN

VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Also treats acute migraine attacks in adults. This is a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medicine (NSAID). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

586K
Medicare Part D Claims
$92.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 240,466 $14.4M
California 178,509 $11.8M
New York 138,937 $8.34M
Texas 85,751 $6.49M
New Jersey 60,028 $4.44M
North Carolina 50,326 $4.32M
Pennsylvania 48,547 $3.18M
Georgia 40,584 $3.11M
Ohio 39,306 $2.82M
Michigan 37,837 $2.66M
Illinois 32,241 $2.08M
Missouri 27,428 $2.05M
Virginia 23,940 $1.83M
Tennessee 23,846 $1.89M
Louisiana 22,704 $1.8M
Indiana 21,272 $1.53M
South Carolina 18,904 $1.56M
Kentucky 18,576 $1.45M
Alabama 18,033 $1.36M
Wisconsin 18,027 $1.11M
Washington 17,745 $962K
Arizona 14,880 $1.09M
Colorado 14,766 $948K
Oklahoma 14,596 $1.09M
Maryland 14,491 $976K
Connecticut 13,014 $874K
Mississippi 12,375 $1.01M
Kansas 11,610 $738K
Massachusetts 11,157 $573K
Arkansas 10,244 $789K
Oregon 9,063 $453K
Puerto Rico 6,533 $256K
West Virginia 6,405 $484K
Nevada 6,385 $493K
Minnesota 5,812 $307K
Iowa 5,219 $298K
New Mexico 5,071 $299K
Maine 4,942 $304K
Utah 3,983 $292K
Nebraska 3,642 $203K
Hawaii 3,561 $286K
Rhode Island 3,485 $187K
New Hampshire 3,314 $184K
Idaho 2,895 $191K
Delaware 2,587 $185K
North Dakota 2,247 $104K
Montana 2,245 $116K
South Dakota 2,180 $115K
District of Columbia 2,033 $118K
Alaska 1,269 $76.7K
Vermont 967 $47.4K
Wyoming 954 $52.9K
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 VOLTAREN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GARY ROTHENBERG DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled5,392

MIAMI

Florida

PEDRO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled1,742

CORAL GABLES

Florida

FLORENCIO SANCHEZ-LOPEZ MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled1,617

MIAMI

Florida

PAUL PETRE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,603

OAK PARK

Michigan

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled1,504

MIAMI

Florida

LUIS GRAU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,464

HIALEAH

Florida

MANUEL ALZUGARAY MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled1,346

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,331

EDINBURG

Texas

ELIZABETH MARTINEZ M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled1,231

MIAMI

Florida

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled1,159

GLENDALE

California

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,152

MIAMI

Florida

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,105

MIAMI

Florida

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,104

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

CONRADO BERMUDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,081

MIAMI

Florida

JUAN OJEA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,065

MIAMI

Florida

RAMON GOMEZ-PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,009

MIAMI

Florida

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,000

LOS ANGELES

California

MAYOBANEX TORRES-VERAS M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled999

HIALEAH

Florida

KARELIA RUIZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled988

HIALEAH

Florida

ROSS ANDREASSEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled958

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

FERNANDO FERNANDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled943

MIAMI

Florida

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled930

MIAMI

Florida

TERESA ALFONSO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled919

MIAMI

Florida

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled919

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

JOSE GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled907

HIALEAH

Florida