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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
SU MIN KO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled899

FAIRFAX

Virginia

YAN SUAREZ MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled876

BRONX

New York

JEAN CHARLOT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled874

PLANTATION

Florida

MIRIAM CASANOVA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled831

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled830

MIAMI

Florida

MANUEL FERNANDEZ-GONZALE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled829

MIAMI

Florida

RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled817

OMAK

Washington

MARIA BETANCOURT

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled809

MIAMI

Florida

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled804

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

ANGEL VIDAL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled798

MIAMI

Florida

RICARDO MARTINEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled796

MIAMI

Florida

ABDUL NAUSHAD M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled789

FESTUS

Missouri

JOSE CARDENAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled780

HIALEAH

Florida

MARIA FERNANDEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled775

MIAMI

Florida

JAMES BURDETTE PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled774

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

IGNACIO CALVO M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled774

MIAMI

Florida

YEN CHUN TSAI M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Claims Filled768

MONTEREY PARK

California

FRANK BALLESTEROS M.D.,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled768

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

RALPH WIKTOR

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled765

WARREN

Michigan

MARK MAEDERER DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled742

MIAMI

Florida

SAMUEL NODAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled734

MIAMI

Florida

GUSTAV SALKINDER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled724

LOS ANGELES

California

HOVANES TER-ZAKARIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled718

LOS ANGELES

California

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled718

GLENDALE

California

MANOUCHEHR RASHTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled716

LOS ANGELES

California