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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 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

1.25M
Medicare Part D Claims
$86.6M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 196,056 $12.7M
California 170,225 $11.5M
New York 135,646 $8.29M
Texas 79,601 $6.16M
New Jersey 49,932 $3.83M
Pennsylvania 43,602 $2.85M
North Carolina 43,371 $3.9M
Georgia 38,406 $2.99M
Ohio 34,342 $2.59M
Michigan 34,193 $2.37M
Illinois 32,015 $2.09M
Virginia 23,600 $1.79M
Tennessee 22,863 $1.81M
Missouri 22,645 $1.68M
Louisiana 21,708 $1.69M
Indiana 19,819 $1.54M
South Carolina 17,881 $1.5M
Washington 17,614 $970K
Kentucky 17,527 $1.43M
Alabama 16,616 $1.25M
Wisconsin 16,493 $1.08M
Arizona 16,458 $1.22M
Colorado 15,525 $960K
Oklahoma 13,724 $1M
Mississippi 13,039 $1M
Connecticut 12,465 $877K
Maryland 12,416 $873K
Massachusetts 11,382 $593K
Arkansas 10,343 $774K
Kansas 10,184 $654K
Oregon 8,945 $463K
Nevada 6,497 $538K
Minnesota 6,473 $339K
West Virginia 6,210 $455K
New Mexico 5,034 $282K
Iowa 4,724 $272K
Utah 4,494 $322K
Maine 4,368 $276K
Hawaii 3,139 $264K
New Hampshire 3,094 $176K
Nebraska 2,985 $162K
Rhode Island 2,893 $170K
Idaho 2,797 $174K
Delaware 2,708 $206K
Montana 2,532 $131K
District of Columbia 2,105 $117K
North Dakota 1,857 $91.1K
South Dakota 1,644 $90.9K
Alaska 1,120 $63.5K
Vermont 979 $50.4K
Wyoming 900 $46K
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 VOLTAREN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHARLES ELLIOTT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

RIPLEY

Mississippi

HOWARD BUSCH D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

LOXAHATCHEE

Florida

ALEXANDER BAKIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERT PERSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EASLEY

South Carolina

MANANA PETROV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

THOMAS LEBEAU D.P.M.

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled50

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

GARO DARIAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

PASADENA

California

PHILIP LYNN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GARDEN GROVE

California

RICHARD GREENE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

VIKTORIA ALEKSANDROVICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SMYRNA

Georgia

RONALDO FACTORIZA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

MARK MAJESKI DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled50

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

FATHALLA MASHALI MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled50

WINCHESTER

Massachusetts

HOWARD SMITH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND

Ohio

BRUCE HINDIN D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROYAL PALM BEACH

Florida

LUIS CASTRO VELEZ MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

HAI SUN PARK M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

NATHANIEL GOULD M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW HARTFORD

New York

ERIC VONHOLTEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

JOPLIN

Missouri

BYRON RANDOLPH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DURHAM

North Carolina

RANDY LEW D.P.M.

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled50

BURLESON

Texas

AGOP ARTINIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

RIDGEFIELD

New Jersey

WILSON LOPEZ

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

JOSEPH MESA MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled50

MADISONVILLE

Kentucky