ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » SPIRIVA

SPIRIVA

Spiriva is a bronchodilator. It relaxes muscles in your lungs to open your airways and make breathing easier. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

5.74M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 57 of 3238

$1.96B
Retail Cost

Rank: 6 of 3238

1,181,599
Patients

Rank: 66 of 3238

247,099
Prescribers

Rank: 73 of 3238

User Reviews of SPIRIVA »

Information courtesy of

51%

of people say

it's worth it

35%

of people say

it worked well

9%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 110,066 501,839 $171M
New York 89,753 445,381 $155M
Pennsylvania 67,163 349,444 $115M
Florida 75,064 325,205 $113M
Texas 67,366 283,277 $99.5M
Ohio 54,802 254,586 $90.2M
North Carolina 45,988 230,977 $73M
Michigan 51,350 219,272 $86.6M
Illinois 42,198 201,705 $70.5M
Tennessee 41,748 198,677 $64.8M
New Jersey 34,237 158,012 $57.1M
Georgia 32,730 155,193 $49.5M
Missouri 30,284 151,887 $48.9M
Massachusetts 29,047 149,046 $50.3M
Indiana 29,767 134,127 $48.3M
Virginia 27,923 133,779 $45.4M
Kentucky 26,126 127,519 $41.8M
Washington 22,981 112,333 $37.6M
Alabama 21,788 103,952 $33M
Wisconsin 18,379 93,450 $31.9M
South Carolina 18,813 86,245 $28.5M
Arizona 20,539 86,146 $31.2M
Louisiana 18,197 84,646 $27M
Minnesota 17,270 83,589 $30.4M
Connecticut 17,077 82,752 $29.5M
Oklahoma 15,064 72,083 $23.9M
Oregon 14,207 70,725 $23.4M
Iowa 13,133 70,692 $22.4M
Colorado 15,310 70,030 $24.6M
Maryland 16,320 68,052 $25.6M
Arkansas 11,804 59,476 $18.5M
West Virginia 12,032 58,903 $19.4M
Maine 10,073 52,026 $19M
Mississippi 10,145 48,737 $15M
Kansas 9,082 45,261 $14.8M
Nevada 9,681 40,882 $14.7M
Rhode Island 6,126 33,591 $10.3M
Nebraska 6,331 33,404 $10.5M
New Mexico 5,597 24,854 $8.66M
Idaho 4,657 22,973 $7.49M
New Hampshire 4,753 22,966 $8.17M
Utah 4,666 21,622 $7.31M
Delaware 4,549 18,555 $7.71M
Montana 3,579 18,412 $6.03M
South Dakota 3,221 17,180 $5.48M
Hawaii 3,544 16,579 $5.63M
North Dakota 3,037 16,519 $5.28M
Vermont 2,991 14,514 $5.46M
Wyoming 1,619 8,143 $2.72M
District of Columbia 2,011 8,115 $2.66M
Alaska 1,442 6,360 $2.24M
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for SPIRIVA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ERNESTO MEJIA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled2,227

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

ANDRES REDONDO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled2,026

MIAMI

Florida

JEFFERY MCCARTNEY M.D.

Claims Filled1,914

JACKSON

Tennessee

JORGE SANCHEZ-MASIQUES MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,882

MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS MONTALVO BONILLA

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,835

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

IRINA ZOLOTAREVSKAYA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,831

REGO PARK

New York

AHMAD IBRAHIMBACHA M,D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,669

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

BORIS SAGALOVICH MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,472

BROOKLYN

New York

STUART SIMON M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,401

AUSTELL

Georgia

TYRONE LEE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,389

CONWAY

Arkansas

NASHAT RABADI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,323

BUFFALO

New York

SAMUEL AMILL-ACOSTA M.D., FCCP

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,323

MANATI

Puerto Rico

MARIO MANGAS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,307

MIAMI

Florida

SURESH ENJETI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,279

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

MOHAMMAD-ALI EL-HARAKEH MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled1,263

PRESCOTT

Arizona

TAIWEN CHEN M.D.

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled1,183

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

KENNETH SHA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,162

FLUSHING

New York

KEITH YOUNG MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,160

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

WILLIAM BEDWELL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,142

PADUCAH

Kentucky

RUDOLF KHUSID M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,114

BRISTOL

Pennsylvania

HOANG LE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,096

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

WILLY CHUA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,030

MIAMI

Florida

GILBERT WITTE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled993

OLEAN

New York

JOHN LESLIE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled992

CHRISTIANSBURG

Virginia

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled989

BEECH GROVE

Indiana