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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
JILL MACKEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled535

BEAR

Delaware

LESLIE LISDELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled531

OKEMAH

Oklahoma

SUSAN BOGGS NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled522

BRICK

New Jersey

MARY ANN KUMAR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled492

SEWELL

New Jersey

BRADLEY RUDGE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled460

FRANKLIN

Tennessee

ROBERT BULGARELLI D O

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled455

MEDIA

Pennsylvania

ROBERT A. NORMAN DO PA

Dermatology

Claims Filled434

TAMPA

Florida

STEVEN DECOCK MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled423

OMAHA

Nebraska

T SAMMON MD

Pediatrics

Claims Filled421

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

MARK OLIVER MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled417

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

JOHN DANIEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled416

RICHMOND

Virginia

WARREN SMITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled400

BOULDER CITY

Nevada

DEIRDRE PHILLIPS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled389

MADISON

Mississippi

DONNA SWEET MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled386

WICHITA

Kansas

JOHN KHALIFA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled378

EXTON

Pennsylvania

DALE HAVERSTICK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled374

EMINENCE

Missouri

JOAN HULME M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled366

OGDEN

Utah

RUSSELL THORNTON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled366

BLUE SPRINGS

Missouri

HARRY DAYTON M. D., PH. D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled354

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

SHANE KRAUS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled354

RICHMOND

Virginia

CALVIN COCHRAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled351

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

MICHELLE LALLY MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled337

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

WAYNE ARNOLD D.O.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled333

BALA CYNWYD

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM WEEKS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled331

OMAHA

Nebraska

ARCHANA CHATTERJEE M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled330

OMAHA

Nebraska