ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » VOLTAREN

VOLTAREN

DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

2.5M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 124 of 3362

$199M
Retail Cost

Rank: 135 of 3362

1,022,026
Patients

Rank: 85 of 3362

206,762
Prescribers

Rank: 106 of 3362

More info on related drug Diclofenac sodium »

Information courtesy of

73%

of people say

it's worth it

68%

of people say

it worked well

9%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 123,981 340,224 $26.3M
California 119,158 324,367 $25.3M
New York 114,552 320,981 $22.8M
Texas 85,181 178,793 $15.9M
New Jersey 38,474 96,338 $8.29M
North Carolina 38,458 86,918 $9.14M
Pennsylvania 35,735 86,097 $6.5M
Georgia 36,508 78,259 $6.97M
Ohio 28,431 64,429 $5.47M
Illinois 26,133 62,728 $4.5M
Michigan 23,935 61,659 $4.78M
Virginia 23,339 48,542 $4.17M
Tennessee 20,241 43,512 $3.97M
Missouri 16,096 41,650 $3.43M
Indiana 17,905 40,821 $3.58M
South Carolina 19,713 39,898 $3.85M
Wisconsin 17,061 38,617 $3.04M
Louisiana 16,530 36,286 $3.19M
Washington 14,894 34,354 $2.15M
Arizona 17,436 33,842 $2.81M
Alabama 14,718 33,097 $2.84M
Kentucky 13,797 32,501 $2.99M
Colorado 14,218 32,034 $2.27M
Oklahoma 12,481 28,073 $2.28M
Massachusetts 11,969 27,485 $1.75M
Connecticut 12,665 26,378 $2.13M
Maryland 11,245 25,174 $2.06M
Mississippi 9,712 21,971 $1.92M
Kansas 8,522 21,926 $1.58M
Arkansas 9,459 20,466 $1.76M
Oregon 8,926 18,740 $1.12M
Minnesota 7,354 15,914 $931K
Nevada 7,213 13,952 $1.48M
New Mexico 4,613 10,266 $648K
Iowa 4,162 9,970 $642K
West Virginia 4,292 9,960 $831K
Maine 3,908 8,538 $609K
Utah 3,870 8,186 $660K
New Hampshire 3,182 6,571 $430K
Nebraska 2,535 5,978 $393K
Idaho 2,786 5,906 $402K
Rhode Island 2,229 5,454 $364K
Delaware 2,636 5,037 $494K
Montana 2,142 4,969 $283K
Hawaii 2,156 4,739 $436K
District of Columbia 1,759 4,195 $278K
South Dakota 1,479 3,219 $207K
North Dakota 1,193 3,185 $183K
Alaska 870 2,065 $139K
Wyoming 895 1,799 $117K
Vermont 784 1,588 $95.4K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for VOLTAREN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,035

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ALEJANDRO DE LA CRUZ D.D.S.

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled1,814

MIAMI

Florida

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled1,744

GLENDALE

California

RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,643

GLENDALE

California

FLORENCIO SANCHEZ-LOPEZ MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled1,484

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,391

EDINBURG

Texas

VINOD SHARMA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,315

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Michigan

DAVID TETROKALASHVILI DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled1,286

BROOKLYN

New York

NAYVIS IGLESIAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,255

DORAL

Florida

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,244

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

HENRIK KHATCHATOURIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,218

GLENDALE

California

JOSE GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,197

HIALEAH

Florida

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,152

GLENDALE

California

WAGDY KADES M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,146

LOS ANGELES

California

ANTHONY PHAM D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,110

WALLER

Texas

JUSTO VILLANUEVA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,089

HIALEAH

Florida

ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,086

MCALLEN

Texas

KWANGSU KIM DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled1,080

TUCKAHOE

New York

ARTOON ARAKEL M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,080

GLENDALE

California

KARELIA RUIZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,072

HIALEAH

Florida

FAUSTO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,070

BRONX

New York

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,052

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

WALTER BESSER MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled1,049

ASTORIA

New York

RENATO DOMINGUEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,029

MIAMI

Florida

SONIA LOSA-LAMAZARES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,026

HIALEAH

Florida