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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
LAZARO PLASENCIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled522

MIAMI

Florida

SANTIAGO CARDENAS MD

General Practice

Claims Filled522

HIALEAH

Florida

AGOP AINTABLIAN M.D.

Claims Filled518

GLENDALE

California

BENO NERSISSIAN M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled517

GLENDALE

California

INGRID MIXTER -LEON M.D.

Claims Filled512

MIAMI

Florida

RODOLFO DUMENIGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled511

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

JOSE GORIS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled506

NEW YORK

New York

ALEXANDER POKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled501

BALTIMORE

Maryland

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled500

LOS ANGELES

California

ELENA CHEBANOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled499

DENVER

Colorado

MOUSSA FAMININI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled499

ENCINO

California

JESUS MENENDEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled499

MIAMI

Florida

PAUL CHU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled499

LOS ANGELES

California

MARIO GARCIA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled498

MIAMI

Florida

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled497

HIALEAH

Florida

DAVID TETROKALASHVILI DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled497

BROOKLYN

New York

ELENA PERNASWAECHTER

Family Medicine

Claims Filled494

MIAMI

Florida

TATYANA DATKHAEVA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled492

DENVER

Colorado

JESUS CID M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled490

MIAMI

Florida

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled489

SAN GABRIEL

California

WIT JAMRY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled483

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

STELLA POPOVA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled482

LOS ANGELES

California

DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled481

MIAMI

Florida

JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled474

HIALEAH

Florida

ZOILO ABAD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled471

MIAMI

Florida