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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
SHEPHALI PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled463

CHICAGO

Illinois

FRANK FLOCA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled463

AUSTIN

Texas

PAUL KILLION M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled460

PALOS HEIGHTS

Illinois

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled460

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

KAY LEWIS M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled456

HOUSTON

Texas

KHAN MATIN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled454

ASHLAND

Kentucky

IVAN GELLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled453

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado

DEBBIE WEAVER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled452

BALTIMORE

Maryland

JOSE PAGAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled443

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

OSCAR URREA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled443

MC MURRAY

Pennsylvania

STEVEN FOGELMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled441

ROME

New York

FRANK FORSTHOEFEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled440

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

RAMON SANCHEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled438

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

HANY ELIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled431

AUGUSTA

Georgia

PUNYABRATA ROY M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled429

CENTRE HALL

Pennsylvania

BRUCE DENNIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled426

ADA

Oklahoma

SETH ADELMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled425

STATEN ISLAND

New York

JUDITH HAHN NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled425

PHOENIX

Arizona

PAMELA GAY APRN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled425

MANCHESTER

Connecticut

JOHN ALLEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled422

LA MESA

California

LINDA KOLLROSS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled421

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled420

LENEXA

Kansas

JONATHAN BRAND MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled420

SUN VALLEY

California

ROBERT PICARD PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled419

SOMERSET

Kentucky

SHARON IGLEHART M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled415

HOUSTON

Texas