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ZOSTAVAX

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

202K
Medicare Part D Claims
$100M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 104,324 $17.3M
Pennsylvania 39,908 $6.57M
Ohio 34,113 $5.69M
Texas 23,988 $3.93M
Washington 21,612 $3.58M
Florida 21,432 $3.57M
Illinois 19,811 $3.29M
Oregon 19,749 $3.25M
North Carolina 17,823 $2.97M
Arizona 17,360 $2.8M
Michigan 16,259 $2.66M
New York 15,919 $2.74M
Missouri 15,701 $2.58M
Virginia 14,387 $2.35M
Minnesota 14,180 $2.7M
Indiana 13,064 $2.16M
Wisconsin 12,516 $2.13M
Tennessee 11,810 $1.93M
Colorado 11,701 $1.93M
Massachusetts 11,669 $2.09M
New Jersey 10,917 $1.79M
Iowa 10,002 $1.65M
Georgia 9,901 $1.67M
Kentucky 8,945 $1.47M
Maryland 7,799 $1.28M
Kansas 7,207 $1.19M
South Carolina 7,136 $1.17M
Oklahoma 5,830 $969K
New Mexico 5,486 $894K
Maine 5,327 $882K
Arkansas 5,301 $871K
Utah 5,141 $852K
Idaho 5,079 $829K
Nebraska 4,814 $809K
Louisiana 4,618 $762K
Alabama 4,489 $742K
Connecticut 4,484 $748K
Nevada 4,423 $723K
West Virginia 3,962 $652K
Hawaii 3,840 $641K
Montana 3,774 $620K
Mississippi 3,051 $501K
South Dakota 2,816 $465K
Rhode Island 2,272 $387K
Delaware 2,015 $328K
New Hampshire 1,846 $311K
North Dakota 1,779 $301K
Vermont 1,583 $260K
Wyoming 1,185 $193K
Alaska 675 $117K
District of Columbia 370 $61.8K
Puerto Rico 44 $7,438
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 ZOSTAVAX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAVID COLVILLE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,374

MARSHALL

Minnesota

MARIA KUNDEL M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled1,236

DULUTH

Minnesota

JIGISHA AMIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,229

CLEARWATER

Florida

DONALD DAEKE MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled1,207

MUNCIE

Indiana

NINON MORRISON D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,189

KINGMAN

Arizona

SHIRIN PINTO MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled1,123

DARDENNE PRAIRIE

Missouri

JAMES THIEL MD, MPH

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,079

ALEXANDRIA

Virginia

ROY MAIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,042

MYSTIC

Connecticut

EDWARD CHEN D.O.

Hospitalist

Claims Filled1,020

LOVELAND

Colorado

JEAN-MICHEL HASSAN MD,

Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

Claims Filled974

LIBERAL

Kansas

RALPH HECKARD MD

General Practice

Claims Filled973

BLACKFOOT

Idaho

ANDREA DIXON MD

Pediatrics

Claims Filled967

WEST HARTFORD

Connecticut

FELIX OLASH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled897

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

JOHN HIPPS M.D.

Occupational Medicine

Claims Filled877

EMPORIUM

Pennsylvania

BURTON ROUTMAN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled867

HARROGATE

Tennessee

SAMUEL KUPFER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled825

MCKEESPORT

Pennsylvania

LOWELL PAUL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled778

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

ROBERT ROSEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled778

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

LAYNE KAMALU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled706

KAYSVILLE

Utah

ERIC SOHN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled645

SPOKANE

Washington

JAMES BAKERINK M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled641

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

CATHY HURLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled601

KERRVILLE

Texas

MYTHILI BHARADWAJ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled598

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

LISA TKATCH MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled568

HARRISBURG

Pennsylvania

GALE HAYDOCK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled551

BOSTON

Massachusetts