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Prescriber Checkup » DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Also used to treat the manic phase of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness) and to prevent migraine headaches. Belongs to a class of drugs called anticonvulsants. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.51M
Medicare Part D Claims
$107M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 139,814 $10.4M
New York 121,507 $7.13M
Texas 113,025 $7.56M
Pennsylvania 92,875 $5.29M
Ohio 90,328 $4.79M
Florida 80,816 $4.27M
Illinois 78,659 $4.94M
North Carolina 67,294 $3.78M
Michigan 64,328 $4.19M
New Jersey 59,067 $3.05M
Missouri 55,558 $2.96M
Georgia 48,694 $2.95M
Indiana 47,238 $2.75M
Massachusetts 46,116 $2.48M
Wisconsin 43,909 $2.39M
Minnesota 42,535 $2.5M
Tennessee 41,721 $2.29M
Louisiana 37,440 $1.9M
Arizona 37,044 $1.96M
Virginia 35,753 $1.99M
South Carolina 35,647 $2.24M
Alabama 34,790 $1.8M
Kentucky 31,859 $1.86M
Connecticut 30,110 $1.58M
Washington 26,977 $1.53M
Iowa 26,106 $1.37M
Arkansas 25,471 $1.55M
Maryland 22,826 $1.3M
Kansas 22,091 $1.24M
Oklahoma 19,717 $999K
Mississippi 18,765 $1.01M
Colorado 16,854 $1.15M
Oregon 16,552 $1.08M
Puerto Rico 13,810 $563K
Nebraska 13,282 $702K
West Virginia 13,271 $744K
Maine 12,341 $1.11M
New Mexico 10,053 $552K
Utah 9,929 $597K
Nevada 9,709 $629K
New Hampshire 8,372 $509K
Idaho 7,612 $434K
Rhode Island 6,850 $363K
Hawaii 6,601 $405K
Delaware 5,977 $401K
Vermont 4,605 $250K
North Dakota 4,388 $224K
South Dakota 4,119 $230K
Alaska 3,995 $196K
Montana 2,774 $145K
Wyoming 1,606 $85.8K
District of Columbia 1,525 $87.9K
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 DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PETER ROSENQUIST MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

EVELYN ARBOLEDA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

YORKTOWN

Virginia

ROSTISLAV BARABASH N.P.04/22/1945

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

LONG BRANCH

New Jersey

SUE ROLLINS APRN, CCNS, RN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

DAVID SOMMER MD MPH

Neurology

Claims Filled50

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

ETHEL BULLITT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BROOKLINE

Massachusetts

NORA FLORES-PARAS M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

PETER MILLER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

DULUTH

Minnesota

MICHAEL FISHER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

OAK RIDGE

Tennessee

IBIKUNLE OJEBUOBOH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

JACKSONVILLE

North Carolina

OREN KALUS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

KINGSTON

New York

GEORGE GOLDFARB MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FAIRFIELD

Connecticut

VICENTE IRAGUI M.D./PH.D

Neurology

Claims Filled50

SAN DIEGO

California

RACHEL FENIMORE ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

SEATTLE

Washington

SAMEENA ZIAUDDIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

OAK FOREST

Illinois

MICHAEL NAGEL MD

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Claims Filled50

TOLEDO

Ohio

MARC NEVIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SALEM

Virginia

CHARLES WALKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

TAMPA

Florida

GALINA BENDICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRONX

New York

MICHAEL CHOLERA DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CINCINNATI

Ohio

DONALD HAZLETT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MILFORD

Delaware

HOLLY BATCHELOR NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

PHOENIX

Arizona

EHIREME IBAZEBO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

DALLAS

Texas

GREGORY KRAUSS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

BALTIMORE

Maryland

JULIE JORGENSEN RN, MSN, FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

SACRAMENTO

California