ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » BUPROPION XL

BUPROPION XL

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

2.02M
Medicare Part D Claims
$118M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 201,283 $11.5M
Florida 150,860 $9.11M
New York 141,743 $8.07M
Texas 102,827 $6.51M
Ohio 94,561 $5.79M
Pennsylvania 79,571 $4.05M
North Carolina 76,078 $4.58M
Michigan 64,235 $3.68M
Georgia 61,379 $3.75M
New Jersey 60,763 $3.69M
Illinois 58,701 $3.63M
Minnesota 55,097 $3.18M
Missouri 51,379 $2.9M
Indiana 50,522 $2.79M
Tennessee 43,896 $2.5M
Wisconsin 41,111 $2.38M
Virginia 40,571 $2.47M
Massachusetts 38,149 $1.97M
Alabama 36,045 $1.84M
Louisiana 35,221 $1.78M
Iowa 34,851 $1.73M
Connecticut 34,655 $2.01M
Kentucky 34,585 $1.88M
Washington 32,583 $2M
South Carolina 31,379 $1.77M
Maryland 29,417 $1.94M
Oregon 29,271 $1.72M
Maine 26,274 $1.9M
Colorado 24,589 $1.78M
Arkansas 24,153 $1.19M
Oklahoma 23,724 $1.35M
Arizona 21,945 $1.72M
Kansas 21,176 $1.11M
Mississippi 18,506 $938K
Idaho 15,566 $846K
West Virginia 15,140 $768K
Nebraska 14,283 $717K
Utah 13,256 $793K
New Hampshire 13,216 $830K
Montana 9,177 $478K
Delaware 8,680 $546K
Rhode Island 8,659 $519K
New Mexico 8,073 $500K
North Dakota 7,693 $373K
Nevada 7,371 $409K
South Dakota 7,239 $367K
Vermont 6,650 $376K
Hawaii 5,874 $412K
Alaska 4,125 $196K
District of Columbia 2,995 $181K
Wyoming 2,989 $161K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for BUPROPION XL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ZINNIA GARCIA PENA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled514

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

ARIEL ROJAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled509

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

RUBEN BRAVO VALVERDE MD

Claims Filled506

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

RODOLFO DUMENIGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled505

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

JOSE ZAMORA-ALVAREZ

Psychiatry

Claims Filled501

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

MIGUEL RIVERA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled498

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

MARCO RODRIGUEZ APONTE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled493

PONCE

Puerto Rico

HOWARD ASKINS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled491

PASADENA

California

JORGE VALENTIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled483

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

EMILIO MANTERO ATIENZA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled472

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

BERNARDO GARCIA-GRANDA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled472

MIAMI

Florida

HUBERTO MERAYO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled468

CORAL GABLES

Florida

SURENDRA CHAGANTI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled458

ST LOUIS

Missouri

CHARLES RODWELL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled446

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

KAREN SOTO-MEDINA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled445

MANATI

Puerto Rico

TIMOTHY RASMUSSEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled442

WAITE PARK

Minnesota

NELSON HERNANDEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled437

MIAMI

Florida

GEORGE CIOFFI DNP, PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled429

MIAMI

Florida

WILLIAM LORDEN PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled424

BAY CITY

Michigan

ALINA VRINCEANU-HAMM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled422

PRINCETON

West Virginia

ELLIOTT GRUEN DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled421

LEWISTON

Maine

JOSEPH SPARE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled418

MARION

Ohio

UMESH MHATRE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled415

LAKE CITY

Florida

RICARDO BIERRENBACH-DECASTRO M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled415

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

GRACE LAFOLLETTE CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled412

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota