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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
JAESOO PAK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled600

CERRITOS

California

SAMUEL SPIL MD

Claims Filled598

MIAMI

Florida

MAYLI RODRIGUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled592

HIALEAH

Florida

NACERA BUSH DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled590

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled585

VAN NUYS

California

GILBERTO SECO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled583

MIAMI

Florida

ANAIT GALFAIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled582

GLENDALE

California

GERALD HO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled582

LA PALMA

California

AMADO VIERA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled579

HIALEAH

Florida

EDGARDO CESPEDES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled570

MIAMI

Florida

LIBRA MEDICAL ASSOCIATES INC

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled570

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

ILYA KULINSKY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled564

SAN FRANCISCO

California

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled556

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

FULGENCIO SALINAS M.D.

Anatomic Pathology Clinical Pathology

Claims Filled555

EDINBURG

Texas

WAGDY KADES M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled554

LOS ANGELES

California

RAFAEL GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled552

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled551

MIAMI

Florida

HOMAYOUN SHARIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled550

BEVERLY HILLS

California

JULIAN MARQUEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled547

HIALEAH

Florida

IDAYLIS MORONO-PONCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled542

MIAMI

Florida

DAISY DE GUZMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled541

NEWARK

New Jersey

ARTOON ARAKEL M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled536

GLENDALE

California

YOHANA CABRERA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled534

MIAMI

Florida

CHUNG NG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled533

LOS ANGELES

California

ARTURO SUAREZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled525

HIALEAH

Florida