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GENERLAC

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

371K
Medicare Part D Claims
$6.97M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 41,849 $729K
California 40,287 $708K
Texas 34,483 $690K
Ohio 17,430 $293K
Illinois 16,671 $323K
Massachusetts 13,920 $270K
Pennsylvania 12,604 $217K
Michigan 12,012 $205K
New York 11,716 $234K
Arizona 10,299 $209K
New Jersey 10,288 $180K
North Carolina 9,552 $190K
Connecticut 8,088 $174K
Louisiana 7,896 $135K
Missouri 7,811 $145K
Tennessee 6,764 $137K
Alabama 6,734 $119K
Indiana 6,712 $132K
New Mexico 6,265 $114K
Wisconsin 6,149 $124K
Maryland 5,222 $89.9K
Colorado 5,065 $95.4K
Kentucky 5,038 $97K
Minnesota 4,927 $116K
Oklahoma 4,873 $108K
Virginia 4,869 $87.9K
Washington 4,714 $99.2K
Georgia 4,432 $85.4K
Iowa 4,109 $74.5K
Mississippi 3,965 $72.5K
Oregon 3,836 $76.8K
South Carolina 2,891 $57K
West Virginia 2,789 $51.9K
Idaho 2,524 $52.9K
Maine 2,358 $41.2K
Nevada 2,267 $41.3K
New Hampshire 2,258 $48.2K
Rhode Island 2,231 $44.9K
Kansas 2,147 $39.1K
South Dakota 2,139 $35.5K
Arkansas 1,989 $45.1K
Nebraska 1,866 $35.6K
Hawaii 1,572 $33.4K
Delaware 1,064 $19.5K
District of Columbia 1,049 $20.2K
Montana 951 $20.8K
Utah 777 $16.8K
North Dakota 722 $13.7K
Vermont 607 $12K
Alaska 244 $6,178
Wyoming 202 $4,504
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for GENERLAC

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NANCY SAID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

MICHAEL SPEZIA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled127

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

FRANKLIN LOO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled127

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

OMAR ZANTUA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled124

HOUSTON

Texas

NIRAV SHETH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

BERNARD MICHLIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

SAN DIEGO

California

RANDOLPH CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled123

PHOENIX

Arizona

NEAL FALLIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

MEENAKSHI PATEL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled122

CENTERVILLE

Ohio

JOHN SCHMALING ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled122

TUCSON

Arizona

TED CLONTZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled122

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

SPENCER COLEMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

WETUMPKA

Alabama

CHRISTIAN WEIGEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

MOREHEAD

Kentucky

GIRIWARLAL GUPTA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled121

EAST STROUDSBURG

Pennsylvania

ROBERT PETERS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

TARBORO

North Carolina

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JOAQUIN MENDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

PAUL PELLETIER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled119

EAGLE LAKE

Maine

MARIANNE KRAMER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled119

SONOMA

California

FERNANDO OJEA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled119

CHICAGO

Illinois

OKSANA KLOYZNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled118

BLOOMFIELD

Connecticut

WILLIAM MARTZ M.D., P.T

Physical Therapist

Claims Filled118

TUCSON

Arizona

HIMALA SINGH P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled117

NEW BRUNSWICK

New Jersey

OREL EVERETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana