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Prescriber Checkup » BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

2.33M
Medicare Part D Claims
$17.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 235,873 $1.89M
New York 189,572 $1.41M
Florida 143,231 $947K
Pennsylvania 123,485 $866K
Texas 120,978 $936K
Ohio 109,004 $807K
Illinois 92,200 $947K
Michigan 83,597 $604K
North Carolina 81,299 $589K
New Jersey 72,848 $552K
Georgia 66,109 $456K
Massachusetts 65,131 $411K
Missouri 65,128 $468K
Tennessee 60,277 $430K
Virginia 53,766 $408K
Maryland 49,030 $361K
Wisconsin 48,435 $356K
Indiana 47,356 $389K
Alabama 46,042 $367K
Connecticut 40,346 $252K
Louisiana 40,211 $287K
Arizona 39,641 $280K
South Carolina 36,230 $251K
Washington 35,627 $257K
Mississippi 34,842 $243K
Minnesota 32,782 $225K
Kentucky 29,779 $224K
Iowa 28,600 $190K
Oregon 23,081 $171K
Arkansas 22,793 $164K
Colorado 21,131 $189K
Oklahoma 20,187 $147K
Kansas 19,325 $141K
West Virginia 15,095 $105K
Nebraska 13,166 $88.9K
Maine 11,156 $88.3K
New Mexico 11,061 $79.6K
Nevada 10,702 $74.9K
Rhode Island 10,686 $71K
Utah 10,494 $68K
Idaho 9,352 $67.9K
Delaware 9,221 $81.8K
New Hampshire 7,862 $48.5K
District of Columbia 7,860 $54.8K
Hawaii 7,274 $58K
Alaska 5,302 $41.8K
Montana 4,972 $36.2K
North Dakota 4,852 $32.2K
South Dakota 4,104 $27.6K
Vermont 3,217 $19.7K
Wyoming 2,124 $14.3K
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 BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MEHBOOB MAKHANI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled844

NORTHRIDGE

California

REMIGIO VILLEGAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled841

ORLANDO

Florida

PADMAVATHI GEDDAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled827

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

MUTHIAH SABANAYAGAM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled820

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

KENNETH WRIGHT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled814

BENTON

Arkansas

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled811

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

HANY ELIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled811

AUGUSTA

Georgia

FRANCISCO PAGES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled810

CORAL GABLES

Florida

PHILLIP IMMESOETE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled804

PEORIA

Illinois

LATHA NAIR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled801

LEES SUMMIT

Missouri

BRENNON GILES NURSE PRACTIONER

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled795

ASHLAND

Kentucky

PAUL MAGUIRE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled793

DOVER

New Hampshire

KENNETH WRITESEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled793

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Ohio

KRISTEN GRABLE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled792

DALLAS

Texas

DAVID ERBY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled790

JONESBORO

Arkansas

JON HIGHUM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled784

LA MESA

California

DHARAMSI SHAH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled784

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

ARA KADOYAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled782

GLENDALE

California

RICHARD PAVELOCK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled781

DEEP GAP

North Carolina

NEVILLE KOTWAL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled777

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

JOLLY ANAND MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled776

CHICAGO

Illinois

JORGE BETANCOURT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled776

MIA

Florida

STEPHEN GRELECKI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled774

ELIZABETH

New Jersey

MOHAMMAD MALLICK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled770

BROOKFIELD

Wisconsin

KAZI AHMAD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled769

CULLMAN

Alabama