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ZOSTAVAX

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

1.39M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 194 of 3238

$259M
Retail Cost

Rank: 95 of 3238

1,385,249
Patients

Rank: 57 of 3238

149,084
Prescribers

Rank: 161 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 190,672 191,324 $34.8M
Florida 98,626 98,968 $18.4M
New York 93,373 94,071 $17.5M
Ohio 69,039 69,329 $13M
Texas 66,089 66,359 $12.4M
Pennsylvania 58,690 59,004 $11M
Michigan 53,039 53,166 $9.96M
North Carolina 49,913 50,068 $9.43M
Georgia 37,179 37,329 $7.17M
Washington 36,249 36,340 $6.78M
Illinois 33,067 33,212 $6.28M
New Jersey 31,122 31,506 $5.82M
Indiana 30,757 30,841 $5.77M
Wisconsin 29,688 30,320 $5.73M
Massachusetts 28,719 29,268 $5.41M
Oregon 27,598 27,648 $5.09M
Missouri 26,835 26,911 $4.99M
Virginia 26,010 26,099 $4.85M
Arizona 25,991 26,070 $4.78M
Delaware 25,230 25,299 $4.77M
Minnesota 23,515 23,703 $4.79M
Tennessee 23,619 23,684 $4.41M
South Carolina 18,671 18,713 $3.46M
Kansas 18,303 18,347 $3.41M
Iowa 18,208 18,294 $3.4M
Nevada 18,219 18,267 $3.39M
Louisiana 17,591 17,669 $3.28M
Kentucky 16,939 16,989 $3.19M
Connecticut 15,462 15,668 $2.91M
Oklahoma 15,147 15,206 $2.8M
Alabama 14,906 14,974 $2.78M
Maryland 14,633 14,777 $2.72M
Arkansas 14,717 14,750 $2.72M
Colorado 13,008 13,065 $2.42M
West Virginia 11,767 11,805 $2.19M
Maine 10,061 10,211 $1.88M
New Mexico 9,774 9,812 $1.81M
Nebraska 9,421 9,447 $1.78M
Utah 9,390 9,444 $1.74M
Idaho 7,051 7,066 $1.32M
Mississippi 6,813 6,830 $1.24M
Hawaii 6,060 6,068 $1.12M
South Dakota 5,281 5,309 $975K
New Hampshire 5,131 5,138 $962K
Montana 4,575 4,590 $851K
North Dakota 4,066 4,081 $783K
Rhode Island 3,767 3,788 $690K
Vermont 3,086 3,090 $578K
Wyoming 1,402 1,406 $264K
District of Columbia 908 917 $166K
Alaska 815 817 $152K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 ZOSTAVAX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
THEODORE DENSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,662

WARREN

Michigan

BRADLEY RUDGE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,619

FRANKLIN

Tennessee

RODNEY KOSFELD M.D.

Hematology

Claims Filled1,617

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

LISA TKATCH MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled1,487

HARRISBURG

Pennsylvania

JOHN HAUGEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,461

ST LOUIS PARK

Minnesota

NANCY MCRAE-VOGLER M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled1,417

TYLER

Texas

DALE HAVERSTICK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,284

EMINENCE

Missouri

DONNA SWEET MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,241

WICHITA

Kansas

HIRENKUMAR ITALIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,212

FORT MILL

South Carolina

SAMUEL KUPFER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,199

MCKEESPORT

Pennsylvania

JAMES RICKETTS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,169

ALPINE

California

WAYNE ARNOLD D.O.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,164

BALA CYNWYD

Pennsylvania

RALPH HECKARD MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,089

BLACKFOOT

Idaho

NELSON SIMMONS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,073

MCKINNEY

Texas

ISIS MILLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,054

KINGSTON

Pennsylvania

DEIRDRE PHILLIPS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled951

MADISON

Mississippi

ROBERT ROSEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled949

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

SHIRIN PINTO MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled940

DARDENNE PRAIRIE

Missouri

SUSAN SCHARPF MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled914

MIDLOTHIAN

Virginia

MARY FETH

Pediatrics

Claims Filled901

WASHINGTON

Missouri

LESLIE LISDELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled901

OKEMAH

Oklahoma

KEVIN SWITZER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled887

ST CLOUD

Minnesota

FRANK WADE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled884

MAGEE

Mississippi

MARK OLIVER MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled881

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

MARTHA BUCHANAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled881

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee