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PREMPRO

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

341K
Medicare Part D Claims
$39.7M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 46,567 $5.37M
Florida 23,089 $2.81M
Texas 18,744 $2.22M
New York 15,793 $1.89M
Pennsylvania 13,462 $1.61M
North Carolina 12,782 $1.32M
Georgia 12,111 $1.28M
Ohio 11,915 $1.46M
Tennessee 11,459 $1.2M
Illinois 10,184 $1.23M
Michigan 9,647 $1.3M
Missouri 8,760 $913K
Kentucky 8,591 $914K
Virginia 8,445 $1M
Indiana 8,131 $942K
Arizona 7,292 $918K
Washington 6,745 $796K
Alabama 6,641 $702K
South Carolina 6,293 $684K
Oklahoma 6,230 $765K
New Jersey 6,211 $852K
Minnesota 6,066 $880K
Wisconsin 6,009 $682K
Louisiana 5,556 $541K
Oregon 5,538 $672K
Colorado 4,809 $555K
Massachusetts 4,787 $540K
Kansas 4,587 $503K
Arkansas 4,037 $385K
Iowa 3,867 $418K
Mississippi 3,543 $342K
Nebraska 3,477 $365K
Utah 2,871 $339K
Nevada 2,860 $349K
West Virginia 2,843 $318K
Maryland 2,805 $433K
Idaho 2,249 $254K
New Mexico 2,228 $271K
Connecticut 2,219 $294K
Montana 1,636 $177K
Maine 1,550 $200K
Rhode Island 1,262 $126K
Hawaii 1,207 $168K
New Hampshire 1,057 $125K
South Dakota 990 $109K
North Dakota 925 $109K
Wyoming 872 $102K
Vermont 795 $95K
Alaska 607 $57K
Delaware 567 $88.1K
District of Columbia 338 $43.5K
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 PREMPRO

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROGER OLANDER MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled69

ROCHESTER

New York

JOHN SOPUCH M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled68

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ALAN FAIRCHILD M.D.

Obstetrics

Claims Filled67

MOUNT VERNON

Ohio

ROBERT DUPREE JR MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled67

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

PATRICIA BULSECO MD

Obstetrics

Claims Filled67

MC MURRAY

Pennsylvania

DAN CHICHESTER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled66

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

ALICIA BENJAMIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

SAN DIEGO

California

WILLIAM AULTMAN MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled66

ALBANY

Georgia

THOMAS PURVIS M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled65

NATCHEZ

Mississippi

JAMES GLENN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled65

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

ROLAND SANCHEZ M.D.,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

BELEN

New Mexico

HERBERT TAYLOR M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled65

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

MURRAY FREEDMAN MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled65

AUGUSTA

Georgia

SUNG-NAE BYUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

LOS ANGELES

California

CHARLES PHILLIPS M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled65

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

GARTH PHIBBS M.D.

Gynecologic Oncology

Claims Filled65

TOLEDO

Ohio

DOUGLAS MOFFETT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled64

LEESBURG

Florida

PATRICK PARK M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled64

LOS ANGELES

California

JASON PAEK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

WALNUT

California

LARRY SUK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

GARDENA

California

SEYMOUR GORELICK M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled63

THOUSAND OAKS

California

PAMELA DRUMMOND-RAY MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled62

MASSILLON

Ohio

HEE OH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

WEST COVINA

California

MICHAEL SCUTELLA MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled62

ERIE

Pennsylvania

ROBERT MOHR MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled61

RANDOLPH

New Jersey