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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
SUNBAL ZAFAR M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled321

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

EDWARD CIPOLLA DO, PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled317

SALEM

New Jersey

ROBERT GRISCHY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled299

MASON

Ohio

DOUGLAS PITMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled295

COLUMBIA FALLS

Montana

FRANK WADE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled289

MAGEE

Mississippi

SHAYNE KEDDY D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled286

POTOSI

Missouri

MATTHEW MASEWIC M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled283

CONCORD

New Hampshire

JAMES MILLER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled279

WEST MEMPHIS

Arkansas

TIMOTHY WRATCHFORD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled276

MECHANICSVILLE

Virginia

VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF TULSA

Agencies, Voluntary or Charitable

Claims Filled276

TULSA

Oklahoma

AURELIUS BRANTLEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled273

FRANKLIN

Virginia

PHILIP THOMAS DR

Claims Filled257

SUFFOLK

Virginia

JOSHUA GUTMAN M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled246

PAWTUCKET

Rhode Island

UMASS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER

Hospitals, General Acute Care Hospital

Claims Filled244

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

JAMES RAKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled243

BRUNSWICK

Maine

RAJIV PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled237

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

THOMAS DEFANTI MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled232

KENNEBUNK

Maine

RODNEY KOSFELD M.D.

Hematology

Claims Filled226

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

DEBORAH ELKINS

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled225

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

FREDERIC CIVISH

Family Medicine

Claims Filled224

WEST VALLEY

Utah

DONALD AUWINGER

Pharmacist

Claims Filled212

SONORA

California

RONALD BUSS M.D

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled204

PALM SPRINGS

California

WONIL PARK M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled202

PALISADES PARK

New Jersey

FEDDY SANDY NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled202

BELLE GLADE

Florida

BRENDA KIRKLAND MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled198

BILLINGS

Montana