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TACROLIMUS

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

162K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 573 of 3362

$45.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 420 of 3362

27,487
Patients

Rank: 679 of 3362

14,646
Prescribers

Rank: 713 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

75.3K

2011

95.2K

2012

122K

2013

162K

2014

229K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$33.1M

2011

$37.3M

2012

$43M

2013

$46M

2014

$52.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$333

2011

$314

2012

$266

2013

$275

2014

$141

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 3,600 21,341 $5.98M
New York 2,347 14,767 $4.24M
Pennsylvania 2,185 13,634 $4.44M
Florida 2,412 13,610 $3.57M
Texas 1,637 7,925 $2.28M
Ohio 1,091 5,602 $1.68M
Arizona 906 5,374 $1.03M
Michigan 995 5,198 $1.65M
Illinois 997 4,932 $1.5M
Georgia 815 4,738 $1.78M
North Carolina 788 4,338 $1.21M
Wisconsin 672 4,063 $1.04M
Massachusetts 783 4,017 $1.09M
Washington 620 3,614 $956K
Missouri 617 3,588 $838K
Minnesota 660 3,525 $904K
Tennessee 571 3,147 $952K
Indiana 608 3,102 $937K
Virginia 566 2,775 $853K
New Jersey 561 2,773 $758K
Louisiana 468 2,642 $842K
Maryland 554 2,578 $920K
South Carolina 380 2,092 $662K
Colorado 425 2,031 $486K
Alabama 363 1,965 $540K
Oregon 369 1,891 $577K
Kentucky 354 1,810 $468K
Connecticut 276 1,450 $423K
Iowa 237 1,440 $329K
Kansas 207 1,225 $276K
Utah 203 1,175 $283K
Oklahoma 200 987 $241K
Nebraska 170 983 $158K
District of Columbia 153 786 $235K
Arkansas 130 749 $211K
Nevada 120 624 $174K
Mississippi 124 593 $199K
New Mexico 121 519 $170K
Idaho 78 404 $89.2K
New Hampshire 100 370 $99.6K
West Virginia 69 340 $63.1K
Hawaii 83 323 $105K
South Dakota 45 272 $54.6K
Alaska 26 271 $46.9K
Delaware 53 216 $79.6K
North Dakota 36 203 $46.7K
Montana 44 200 $47.4K
Rhode Island 34 195 $65.2K
Maine 45 175 $47K
Vermont 26 100 $29K
Wyoming 11 43 $13.1K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for TACROLIMUS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SEIGO NISHIDA MD

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled957

MIAMI

Florida

LEWIS TEPERMAN M.D.

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled857

NEW YORK

New York

MICHAEL GRIZZANTI FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled630

ROCHESTER

New York

ALEXANDRU MUSAT MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled566

MADISON

Wisconsin

TIMOTHY MCCASHLAND MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled556

OMAHA

Nebraska

BRENDAN MCGUIRE MD

Hepatology

Claims Filled541

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

TRACY STEINBERG CNS

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Clinic/Center

Claims Filled523

AURORA

Colorado

JEFFREY CRIPPIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled423

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

DEBBIE RINDE-HOFFMAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled388

TAMPA

Florida

CHRISTOPHER ALBERS MD

Transplant Hepatology

Claims Filled387

TAMPA

Florida

AIJAZ AHMED MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled375

STANFORD

California

SAMMY SAAB MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled374

LOS ANGELES

California

NYINGI KEMMER M.D.

Transplant Hepatology

Claims Filled358

TAMPA

Florida

RICHARD GILROY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled345

MURRAY

Utah

MICHELLE KITTLESON MD PHD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled341

LOS ANGELES

California

ABRAHAM SHAKED MD

Surgery

Claims Filled336

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

CAROLYN NGUYEN CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled327

SAN FRANCISCO

California

NIGEL GIRGRAH MD PHD

Hepatology

Claims Filled321

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

CHRISTOPHER HUGHES M.D.

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled316

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

PAUL KWO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled309

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

JOSEPH ROGERS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled305

DURHAM

North Carolina

LEONARD GOLDSTEIN M.D. F.A.C.P.

Hepatology

Claims Filled304

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSEPH PILEWSKI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled297

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

MARIE ACORDA REECE NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled293

LOS ANGELES

California

CAROLINE MCCOY ANP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled289

ATLANTA

Georgia