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Prescriber Checkup » PIROXICAM

PIROXICAM

Treats pain caused by arthritis, menstrual cramps, and other medical problems. This is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

133K
Medicare Part D Claims
$15.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 22,443 $1.63M
Florida 11,435 $713K
Texas 11,056 $743K
Missouri 9,646 $691K
Pennsylvania 9,102 $583K
New York 8,891 $668K
Massachusetts 7,408 $426K
Puerto Rico 7,365 $384K
Georgia 7,235 $444K
Washington 6,695 $536K
Illinois 6,553 $457K
Alabama 6,311 $386K
North Carolina 6,284 $416K
Ohio 6,222 $468K
Wisconsin 5,737 $430K
Virginia 5,601 $381K
Indiana 5,030 $338K
Kentucky 5,029 $353K
Michigan 5,001 $399K
Tennessee 4,958 $349K
Minnesota 4,794 $398K
Oregon 4,690 $376K
Arkansas 4,334 $297K
Arizona 4,084 $282K
Oklahoma 3,213 $233K
Iowa 3,187 $232K
Colorado 2,875 $198K
South Carolina 2,823 $180K
Nevada 2,815 $168K
Louisiana 2,784 $174K
Mississippi 2,427 $167K
Kansas 2,329 $165K
West Virginia 2,203 $156K
Maine 2,134 $171K
New Jersey 1,954 $127K
New Mexico 1,946 $139K
New Hampshire 1,695 $123K
Rhode Island 1,553 $85.6K
Utah 1,519 $131K
Idaho 1,514 $121K
Maryland 1,250 $89.2K
Nebraska 1,215 $89K
Connecticut 1,062 $68.3K
Montana 783 $59.3K
South Dakota 724 $52.5K
Hawaii 642 $32.6K
Alaska 622 $42.7K
Wyoming 479 $36.1K
Delaware 429 $33.4K
Vermont 428 $36.5K
North Dakota 400 $30.3K
District of Columbia 174 $8,078
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 PIROXICAM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CARLOS ROMERO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled279

LAKELAND

Florida

MELVYN RECH DO

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled248

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

ROBERT LOVE MD, PSC

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled244

ASHLAND

Kentucky

ROBERT KUFFA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled240

MOUNT MORRIS

Michigan

THOMAS JONES M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled240

WARREN

Ohio

NATHAN JAVARI D.P.M.

Podiatrist

Claims Filled202

LOS ANGELES

California

GERALD EISENBERG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled198

MORTON GROVE

Illinois

JERRY CHIEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled191

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

STEVEN SEEFELDT MD

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled189

ODESSA

Texas

KHANH DUONG D.P.M.

Podiatrist

Claims Filled188

EL MONTE

California

THOMAS PETERSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled180

LYNWOOD

California

DAN VU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled165

LONG BEACH

California

JOHN BALDAUF M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled159

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

RICHARD MAYER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled156

MONTICELLO

Kentucky

GEORGE KRICK MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled152

TACOMA

Washington

JOHN BATISTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

SPRING HILL

Florida

ROBERT TAGUE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled140

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

HAROLD HARMON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled138

SALEM

Oregon

SANTOS YU MD

Neurology

Claims Filled135

HENDERSON

Nevada

JEAN BARDENHEIER M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled135

AZUSA

California

RICHARD BUCH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled132

PLANO

Texas

WILLIAM ANDREWS MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled130

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

LOWELL STONECIPHER MD

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled125

JACKSON

Tennessee

DAVID SANCHEZ MD.

General Practice

Claims Filled118

SANTA ANA

California

DINH DINH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled115

GARDEN GROVE

California