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SPIRIVA

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

5.24M
Medicare Part D Claims
$1.59B
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 462,527 $148M
New York 393,774 $118M
Pennsylvania 330,389 $96M
Florida 292,367 $90.1M
Texas 248,298 $77.2M
Ohio 235,707 $73.5M
North Carolina 200,742 $57.2M
Illinois 198,258 $61.2M
Tennessee 184,503 $53.6M
Michigan 183,228 $60.3M
New Jersey 150,753 $47.8M
Georgia 142,162 $40.8M
Missouri 141,534 $40.3M
Massachusetts 138,869 $40.8M
Virginia 125,977 $38M
Kentucky 120,642 $35.2M
Indiana 119,347 $36.9M
Washington 104,685 $31.8M
Alabama 90,907 $25.6M
Wisconsin 84,522 $25.4M
South Carolina 82,304 $24.1M
Louisiana 81,235 $23.4M
Minnesota 80,122 $25.8M
Arizona 79,404 $26M
Connecticut 77,748 $24.7M
Oklahoma 71,894 $21.2M
Iowa 64,587 $18.3M
Oregon 64,556 $19.6M
Maryland 60,891 $20.5M
Colorado 60,862 $19.6M
West Virginia 58,135 $17.1M
Arkansas 57,113 $15.9M
Maine 49,568 $16M
Mississippi 48,964 $13.7M
Kansas 43,891 $12.9M
Nevada 39,307 $12.5M
Nebraska 31,943 $9.04M
Rhode Island 31,701 $8.65M
New Mexico 24,704 $7.75M
New Hampshire 22,095 $6.9M
Idaho 22,066 $6.49M
Utah 19,556 $6.08M
Montana 18,016 $5.29M
Delaware 15,319 $5.3M
Vermont 15,007 $4.93M
Hawaii 14,935 $4.74M
South Dakota 14,779 $4.31M
North Dakota 14,274 $4.09M
Wyoming 8,933 $2.7M
District of Columbia 7,041 $2.04M
Alaska 6,500 $2.07M
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for SPIRIVA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ERNESTO MEJIA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled2,328

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

AHMAD IBRAHIMBACHA M,D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,876

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

JEFFERY MCCARTNEY M.D.

Claims Filled1,802

JACKSON

Tennessee

CARLOS MONTALVO BONILLA

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,775

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

JORGE SANCHEZ-MASIQUES MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,711

MIAMI

Florida

ANDRES REDONDO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,613

MIAMI

Florida

STUART SIMON M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,578

AUSTELL

Georgia

BORIS SAGALOVICH MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,563

BROOKLYN

New York

CHRISTIAN MALUF MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,504

BAY CITY

Texas

TYRONE LEE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,489

CONWAY

Arkansas

IRINA ZOLOTAREVSKAYA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,454

REGO PARK

New York

SURESH ENJETI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,438

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

SAMUEL AMILL-ACOSTA M.D., FCCP

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,411

MANATI

Puerto Rico

AYESHA SIKDER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,154

PRESTONSBURG

Kentucky

TAIWEN CHEN M.D.

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled1,142

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

NASHAT RABADI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,123

BUFFALO

New York

MARIO MANGAS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,117

MIAMI

Florida

RUDOLF KHUSID M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,105

BRISTOL

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM BEDWELL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,099

PADUCAH

Kentucky

HOANG LE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,085

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

KEITH YOUNG MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,056

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

JOHN LESLIE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,013

CHRISTIANSBURG

Virginia

DAVID PHAM MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled990

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

FRANK ARNAL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled976

JAMESTOWN

New York

DAVID WEINER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled974

GARFIELD HTS

Ohio