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EFFIENT

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

433K
Medicare Part D Claims
$109M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 41,535 $10.6M
Florida 32,352 $8.48M
New York 27,905 $7.37M
Texas 27,314 $6.78M
Ohio 19,655 $5.08M
Pennsylvania 19,088 $4.78M
Tennessee 17,057 $4.03M
Kentucky 16,244 $3.79M
Georgia 15,316 $3.64M
North Carolina 14,047 $3.23M
Michigan 13,337 $3.71M
Alabama 12,924 $2.92M
Illinois 12,899 $3.37M
Indiana 11,875 $2.97M
New Jersey 11,650 $3.39M
Missouri 11,547 $2.65M
Louisiana 10,876 $2.48M
Virginia 9,759 $2.44M
South Carolina 8,180 $1.97M
Arkansas 8,041 $1.78M
Mississippi 7,747 $1.71M
Oklahoma 7,560 $1.89M
West Virginia 7,098 $1.73M
Washington 5,731 $1.43M
Arizona 5,511 $1.46M
Wisconsin 5,332 $1.35M
Kansas 5,201 $1.24M
Iowa 4,638 $1.08M
Oregon 4,225 $1.01M
Connecticut 4,172 $1.25M
Minnesota 3,695 $1.03M
Colorado 3,504 $927K
Nebraska 3,311 $742K
Massachusetts 3,088 $789K
Utah 2,628 $680K
Maryland 2,437 $727K
New Mexico 2,372 $617K
Nevada 2,193 $578K
Idaho 1,390 $324K
Rhode Island 1,360 $321K
Maine 1,239 $371K
North Dakota 1,142 $277K
Montana 1,023 $249K
South Dakota 959 $234K
Delaware 925 $285K
New Hampshire 880 $229K
Hawaii 839 $221K
Wyoming 575 $145K
Alaska 288 $96.5K
District of Columbia 232 $58.3K
Vermont 229 $56.2K
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 EFFIENT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BOSHENG QIU M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,063

ALHAMBRA

California

JAMES LIU M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled784

SAN GABRIEL

California

STEVEN STUBBLEFIELD M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled724

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

YONG LIANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled668

LOS ANGELES

California

STEVAN HIMMELSTEIN MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled552

SOUTHAVEN

Mississippi

HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled519

ALHAMBRA

California

JOSEPH SAMAHA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled470

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

KRISHNAMOHAN NAMBURI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled461

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

CLINT DOIRON M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled454

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

SINGH BOUN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled441

MONTEREY PARK

California

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled408

LOS ANGELES

California

WILLIAM HEATON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled385

FLORENCE

Alabama

SANJEEV RAVIPUDI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled378

COLUMBIA

Missouri

JAMES JUNG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled374

LOS ANGELES

California

MATTHEW SHOTWELL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled358

MAYSVILLE

Kentucky

JAMES CONLEY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled348

BUFFALO

New York

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled342

LOS ANGELES

California

ANDREW KIM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled336

LOS ANGELES

California

DON LEE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled333

GLENDALE

California

MICHAEL PARTIN M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled328

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ASAD QAMAR M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled325

OCALA

Florida

RICHARD SHLOFMITZ M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled324

ROSLYN

New York

JOSEPH GALICHIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled321

WICHITA

Kansas

DONALD VOELKER MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled305

EL DORADO

Arkansas

STEVEN REED M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled291

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee