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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
SHARON IGLEHART M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled415

HOUSTON

Texas

GINA PUZZUOLI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled414

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

BUM-SOO LEE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled413

ANAHEIM

California

JOSEPH SPARE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled413

MARION

Ohio

ROBERTO GRATIANNE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled408

CHULA VISTA

California

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled407

TUCKER

Georgia

KYLE BATEMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled407

BROOKHAVEN

Mississippi

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled406

MAUMEE

Ohio

SYED ANWAR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled405

ELGIN

Illinois

DEBORAH GOULD MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled405

BEACHWOOD

Ohio

HUA LUO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled405

ANDERSON

Indiana

VIJAYALAKSHMI LINGAM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled404

DETROIT

Michigan

SURENDRA CHAGANTI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled404

ST LOUIS

Missouri

FERNANDO LOPEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled403

DOTHAN

Alabama

ROBERT WHITEHOUSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled403

RICHMOND HTS

Ohio

WILLIAM BAKER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled401

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

RAY MCCARD M.D.

Psychologist

Claims Filled399

MACON

Georgia

RUSSEL BRUBAKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled398

MUSKEGON

Michigan

LAURENCE PETTY M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled398

PLANT CITY

Florida

JOSEPH HARRISON

Psychiatry

Claims Filled397

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

SARABJIT SANDHU M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled397

NEWPORT BEACH

California

RANDALL HORINE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled396

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

GURDIP BUTTAR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled396

HOUSTON

Texas

MEHBOOB NAZARANI

Psychiatry

Claims Filled396

HOUSTON

Texas

GAYLE MINK ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled394

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky