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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
SUSAN SCHARPF MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled195

MIDLOTHIAN

Virginia

DANILO CORALES

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled193

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

PAMELA DAVIS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled193

PLEASANT HILL

Missouri

MARTHA BUCHANAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled191

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

NELSON SIMMONS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled184

MCKINNEY

Texas

WAYNE AUSTIN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled183

BELLINGHAM

Washington

SEAN HEFFELFINGER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled181

CATASAUQUA

Pennsylvania

MICHELLE FOYE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

BETHEL

Connecticut

RICHARD JOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled179

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS

New Jersey

KYUNG HAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled178

LOS ANGELES

California

YUN HEE CHUNG MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled175

FLUSHING

New York

JASJOT SINGH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled174

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

W. BAXTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled174

SALINA

Kansas

LARRY FOSTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled170

LEESBURG

Florida

JIN KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled170

SUWANEE

Georgia

SEUNG KIM M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled168

LOS ANGELES

California

MARK RATTINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled168

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

KYLE CLONTS PHARMD

Pharmacist

Claims Filled167

MESA

Arizona

VALERIE CRESWELL MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled166

WICHITA

Kansas

JACK MORGAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled165

TULSA

Oklahoma

HOLLY DUNN MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled161

RUTLAND

Vermont

HERBERT MATHEWSON M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled161

BARNSTABLE

Massachusetts

LESLEY SMITH

Pharmacist

Claims Filled160

LODI

California

JOELLE O'NEIL

Family Medicine

Claims Filled159

FRESNO

California

JEFFREY KELLER MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled156

IDAHO FALLS

Idaho