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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
AFONSO FERREIRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

CARO

Michigan

GEORGE ALHAJ MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled74

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

SEUNG KIM M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled74

LOS ANGELES

California

YAHYA QURESHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

NORWICH

Connecticut

MICHAEL SAND DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

MOORHEAD

Minnesota

PRAMEELA GOLI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled74

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JOHN SCHMITT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

WILLOW STREET

Pennsylvania

FRANK BUSILLO DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled74

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

GABRIEL COSTA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled74

CORAL GABLES

Florida

RASBINDER SINGH

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled74

BAKERSFIELD

California

CHAO LU D.O

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled74

NEW YORK

New York

MANANA PETROV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

BROOKLYN

New York

MATTHEW MATTHEW MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled74

GASTONIA

North Carolina

PHILIP RADOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

BUFFALO

New York

JINHAN CHI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

PARSIPPANY

New Jersey

RALPH PAGE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

ROCKLEDGE

Florida

LILIAM HERNANDEZ MD

Claims Filled74

HIALEAH

Florida

ROBERT LEB M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled74

BEACHWOOD

Ohio

NEHAL MODH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled74

FESTUS

Missouri

HOMA HASNAIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled74

DETROIT

Michigan

IRINA KOUKHARENKO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled74

BROOKLYN

New York

RICHARD BUCH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled74

PLANO

Texas

BABAK SHEIKH M.D.

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled74

LAUDERDALE LAKES

Florida

DONZELLA DIXON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

NEW YORK

New York

RALPH MARCUS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled74

TEANECK

New Jersey