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Prescriber Checkup » METAXALONE

METAXALONE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

211K
Medicare Part D Claims
$49.7M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 17,661 $4.13M
Texas 16,228 $3.66M
New York 11,930 $2.96M
Ohio 10,426 $2.69M
Pennsylvania 9,455 $2.12M
New Jersey 9,233 $1.95M
California 9,076 $2.25M
Michigan 8,885 $2.23M
North Carolina 8,322 $2.03M
Missouri 6,795 $1.69M
Indiana 6,569 $1.62M
Georgia 6,348 $1.39M
Illinois 5,929 $1.3M
Tennessee 5,808 $1.4M
Virginia 5,795 $1.32M
Kentucky 5,648 $1.42M
Alabama 5,105 $1.23M
Arizona 4,528 $1.09M
Maryland 4,182 $900K
South Carolina 3,938 $950K
Louisiana 3,736 $794K
Wisconsin 3,160 $757K
Oregon 3,063 $663K
Colorado 3,040 $734K
Connecticut 3,039 $626K
Mississippi 2,972 $656K
Oklahoma 2,962 $712K
Arkansas 2,512 $578K
Washington 2,509 $614K
Massachusetts 2,447 $617K
West Virginia 2,328 $580K
Kansas 2,097 $458K
Iowa 2,024 $466K
Nebraska 1,501 $326K
Minnesota 1,462 $367K
Nevada 1,422 $386K
Utah 1,192 $281K
Delaware 1,070 $239K
Idaho 970 $241K
New Hampshire 931 $229K
Montana 712 $171K
New Mexico 678 $158K
Rhode Island 580 $127K
Maine 531 $137K
South Dakota 367 $82.7K
Wyoming 323 $75.6K
Hawaii 308 $80.4K
North Dakota 234 $56.5K
Vermont 177 $43.3K
District of Columbia 161 $38.7K
Alaska 151 $39.6K
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 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 METAXALONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
AMARILIS CORCHADO PEREZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled172

ISABELA

Puerto Rico

IRIS ACEVEDO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled157

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

ANTONIO YONG M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled138

HIALEAH

Florida

VANESSA DIPALMA PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled100

BROWNS MILLS

New Jersey

JUAN VALENTIN MARRERO MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled99

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

EDGAR HERNANDEZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled91

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ABDUL NAUSHAD M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled89

FESTUS

Missouri

CYRUS BAKHIT MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled80

ROANOKE

Virginia

CARMEN ORTIZ BUTCHER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled77

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JOSE GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled76

HIALEAH

Florida

AJMAL SULTAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled75

TITUSVILLE

Florida

ERIC QUINONES-CORDERO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled74

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JORGE GUEVARA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled72

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

MELISSA MACIAS MD, PHD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled68

ROCKFORD

Illinois

JONATHAN CHARNEY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled66

NEW YORK

New York

EDGAR RAMIREZ M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled65

LAND O LAKES

Florida

CLAUDE OLIVA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled64

LUBBOCK

Texas

MIGUEL RAMIREZ-SOTO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled63

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

ADIL KATABAY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled63

MARION

Ohio

MICHAEL POPOFF DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

DETROIT

Michigan

SHAUKAT CHOWDHARI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled62

TAMPA

Florida

THAIDUC NGUYEN DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled60

DAYTON

Ohio

CARLOS MUNIZ MOLINERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

STEVEN MOOIBROEK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

RONALD ROMANELLI MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled59

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois