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BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.97M
Medicare Part D Claims
$18.1M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 229,262 $1.93M
New York 183,896 $1.37M
Florida 138,133 $997K
Pennsylvania 116,515 $873K
Texas 115,959 $965K
Ohio 106,722 $889K
Illinois 90,795 $987K
Michigan 79,881 $605K
North Carolina 77,834 $628K
New Jersey 70,191 $556K
Missouri 62,425 $546K
Massachusetts 62,214 $422K
Georgia 61,927 $469K
Tennessee 57,977 $441K
Virginia 51,810 $399K
Maryland 47,429 $368K
Wisconsin 47,405 $392K
Indiana 46,299 $403K
Alabama 44,461 $377K
Connecticut 39,093 $262K
Louisiana 38,661 $310K
Arizona 37,500 $261K
Washington 34,279 $280K
South Carolina 34,075 $257K
Mississippi 33,604 $251K
Minnesota 31,933 $258K
Kentucky 28,492 $243K
Iowa 27,177 $208K
Puerto Rico 24,776 $174K
Oregon 21,803 $178K
Arkansas 21,420 $175K
Colorado 20,075 $195K
Oklahoma 19,366 $163K
Kansas 18,502 $154K
West Virginia 14,073 $103K
Nebraska 12,708 $100K
Maine 10,812 $84.2K
Rhode Island 10,318 $75.6K
New Mexico 10,260 $80.8K
Nevada 10,069 $70.5K
Utah 9,958 $70.9K
Idaho 8,978 $71.2K
Delaware 8,964 $83.7K
District of Columbia 7,445 $54.4K
Hawaii 7,049 $57.8K
New Hampshire 6,762 $44.5K
Alaska 5,450 $47.5K
Montana 4,784 $39.6K
North Dakota 4,697 $40K
South Dakota 4,102 $29.2K
Vermont 3,614 $23.6K
Wyoming 2,054 $16.6K
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 BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PAMELA GAY APRN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled871

MANCHESTER

Connecticut

ROBERT BALDWIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled870

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

PHILLIP IMMESOETE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled867

PEORIA

Illinois

GURDIP BUTTAR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled862

HOUSTON

Texas

V KUCHIPUDI M.D.

Claims Filled859

BROOKFIELD

Illinois

STEVEN MACINA DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled857

HUNTINGTON BEACH

California

NEVILLE KOTWAL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled857

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

WOLFRAM GLASER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled857

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled856

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

BRENNON GILES NURSE PRACTIONER

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled851

ASHLAND

Kentucky

ROHIDAS PATIL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled849

DECATUR

Illinois

VEERANAGOUDA PATIL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled845

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

GRETCHEN MEGOWEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled838

DALLAS

Texas

RHODA PADOW M. D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled835

FULTON

Maryland

BUNTEE CO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled832

FEWTUS

Missouri

MUTHIAH SABANAYAGAM M.D.

Forensic Psychiatry

Claims Filled821

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

UMESH MHATRE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled820

LAKE CITY

Florida

THOMAS MERRITT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled818

WARNER ROBINS

Georgia

LAWRENCE ROOT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled816

HOUSTON

Texas

KENNETH WRITESEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled815

GROVE CITY

Ohio

DHARAMSI SHAH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled811

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

ATUL SHETH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled803

SPRING VALLEY

Illinois

RICHARD HOGAN M.D.

Agencies, Community/Behavioral Health

Claims Filled802

MOUNT CLEMENS

Michigan

JON HIGHUM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled788

LA MESA

California

SCOTT HOUSER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled786

WILMINGTON

Delaware