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Prescriber Checkup » EFFEXOR XR

EFFEXOR XR

Treats depression. Effexor XR?also treats panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. This medicine is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.25M
Medicare Part D Claims
$57.9M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 19,154 $4.66M
New York 16,676 $3.76M
Pennsylvania 15,699 $3.34M
Texas 15,572 $3.73M
Florida 14,843 $3.36M
Ohio 14,306 $3.09M
Missouri 12,236 $2.44M
Georgia 10,759 $2.09M
Tennessee 9,092 $1.95M
North Carolina 8,509 $1.89M
Illinois 7,710 $1.67M
Wisconsin 6,791 $1.5M
Minnesota 6,624 $1.69M
Indiana 5,692 $1.15M
Washington 5,659 $1.22M
Iowa 5,614 $1.19M
Massachusetts 5,476 $1.36M
Kentucky 5,265 $1.13M
Louisiana 4,982 $991K
Michigan 4,836 $1.16M
Virginia 4,610 $1.02M
Oklahoma 4,215 $894K
New Jersey 3,914 $954K
South Carolina 3,899 $818K
Arkansas 3,577 $737K
Mississippi 3,458 $691K
Colorado 3,343 $756K
Alabama 3,230 $660K
Oregon 3,192 $755K
Kansas 2,774 $565K
Arizona 2,763 $712K
Nebraska 2,730 $557K
Puerto Rico 2,543 $425K
West Virginia 2,435 $501K
Connecticut 2,345 $532K
Maryland 2,051 $546K
Idaho 1,610 $333K
New Mexico 1,568 $351K
New Hampshire 1,373 $339K
Maine 1,298 $319K
Utah 1,282 $317K
North Dakota 1,242 $232K
Montana 1,168 $246K
South Dakota 1,081 $230K
Rhode Island 1,000 $245K
Vermont 831 $197K
Nevada 807 $204K
Delaware 662 $164K
Wyoming 549 $114K
Hawaii 316 $76.2K
Alaska 296 $62.2K
District of Columbia 136 $32.8K
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 EFFEXOR XR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
THEODORE LIAUTAUD D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

LAKE VIEW

Iowa

DENNIS DOBARD MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled55

MOUNT VERNON

Missouri

NITIN PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled55

VALDOSTA

Georgia

KARL FOTINOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

LAKEWOOD

Ohio

SANJAY SHARMA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled55

ATLANTA

Georgia

SANFORD JONES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ERIC RUTSTEIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

BOCA RATON

Florida

HARCHARAN BAINS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

BOLIVAR

Missouri

EDGARDO CONCEPCION MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

LEON STERN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

BROOKLYN

New York

TODD STIVLAND M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

STILLWATER

Minnesota

THOMAS EICK D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

BISMARCK

North Dakota

JOHN TIERNEY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

RICHARD GRANT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

ATTALLA

Alabama

DONNA WILBER PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL H

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled54

CLIFTON SPRINGS

New York

CASEY PROUGH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

BLUE SPRINGS

Missouri

DAVID CLINKENBEARD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

FARGO

North Dakota

LINDA DIRAIMONDO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled53

MADISON

Wisconsin

RICHARD LOSARDO MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled53

STUART

Florida

JAMES SHOLTZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled53

COVINGTON

Louisiana

THOMAS PIEKENBROCK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled53

DUBUQUE

Iowa

HOWARD ASKINS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled52

PASADENA

California

SUSAN MINCHIN M.D.,PH.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled52

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

DAVID HON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled52

WICHITA

Kansas

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

FORT WORTH

Texas