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Prescriber Checkup » DIOVAN

DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. A lower blood pressure can reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. May also prolong life after a heart attack. This medicine is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

7M
Medicare Part D Claims
$906M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 979,006 $132M
New York 604,718 $80.1M
Florida 494,656 $64.4M
Pennsylvania 431,182 $53.9M
Texas 404,580 $55.5M
Illinois 306,992 $40.4M
New Jersey 268,483 $37.6M
Ohio 255,494 $34.6M
Georgia 200,201 $24.2M
North Carolina 192,131 $22.8M
Massachusetts 165,992 $23.4M
Tennessee 155,206 $19.1M
Virginia 148,335 $19.3M
Louisiana 132,645 $15.9M
Missouri 126,768 $15.2M
Kentucky 120,250 $15M
South Carolina 117,778 $14.3M
Indiana 116,348 $15.5M
Arizona 112,591 $16.8M
Connecticut 104,322 $14.5M
Wisconsin 102,713 $13.6M
Mississippi 98,764 $10.8M
Alabama 94,744 $11.2M
Minnesota 83,522 $12.9M
Michigan 83,367 $12.4M
Puerto Rico 83,158 $9.08M
Washington 77,812 $10.8M
Maryland 77,188 $12M
Arkansas 76,859 $8.71M
Oklahoma 74,237 $10.3M
Iowa 65,213 $7.72M
West Virginia 50,407 $6.37M
Oregon 48,912 $7.15M
Kansas 44,815 $5.62M
Colorado 43,889 $6.17M
Rhode Island 37,780 $4.46M
Nebraska 37,518 $4.26M
New Mexico 29,692 $4.29M
Maine 27,977 $4.5M
Hawaii 27,841 $3.54M
New Hampshire 24,805 $3.54M
Nevada 21,662 $3.13M
Utah 21,383 $3M
Delaware 19,651 $3.24M
Idaho 19,632 $2.6M
South Dakota 16,333 $1.99M
Montana 15,480 $1.97M
North Dakota 14,631 $1.88M
District of Columbia 10,994 $1.33M
Vermont 10,267 $1.43M
Alaska 9,306 $1.01M
Wyoming 5,658 $762K
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 DIOVAN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
STEPHEN KWAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled791

LOS ANGELES

California

LAN NGUYEN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled789

WESTMINSTER

California

PETER KIM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled769

ANNANDALE

Virginia

YURY ZAMDBORG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled766

BROOKLYN

New York

DONG CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled762

LOS ANGELES

California

OSCAR GUERRA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled756

CORAL GABLES

Florida

KEITH WOO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled750

HONOLULU

Hawaii

AVIVA IOFEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled745

LOS ANGELES

California

KI SHIM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled737

CHICAGO

Illinois

HUAN D LE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled736

WESTMINSTER

California

VINH-KHIEM NGUYEN-PHUOC M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled735

WESTMINSTER

California

GALINA MAKOVOZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled734

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

JIAN WEI ZHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled732

NEW YORK

New York

SIXTO CARO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled731

BROOKLYN

New York

STEVE TAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled726

NEW YORK

New York

HUN KANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled726

LOS ANGELES

California

CHING-YIN LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled725

NEW YORK

New York

HSIAO- FEN CHEN M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled720

SAN GABRIEL

California

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled717

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

DAKSHESH-KUMA PARIKH MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled717

VICTORIA

Texas

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled714

GLENDALE

California

HERACH YADEGARIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled714

GLENDALE

California

JOSE MUNIN MD

Claims Filled712

NORTH BERGEN

New Jersey

THANH NGUYEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled709

GARDEN GROVE

California

DENNIS APONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled708

WEST NEW YORK

New Jersey