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AVODART

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

1.52M
Medicare Part D Claims
$261M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 224,893 $35.8M
New York 146,803 $24.8M
Florida 146,258 $25M
Texas 92,278 $16.5M
Pennsylvania 83,583 $14.1M
Illinois 59,199 $10.4M
New Jersey 58,379 $12M
Ohio 46,953 $8.51M
North Carolina 44,378 $7.04M
Georgia 38,616 $6.07M
Virginia 35,733 $6.25M
Michigan 30,904 $6.42M
Missouri 30,107 $4.75M
Tennessee 29,697 $4.73M
Kentucky 28,829 $4.58M
Indiana 25,459 $4.58M
Louisiana 25,263 $3.83M
Alabama 24,561 $3.66M
Mississippi 20,973 $2.94M
South Carolina 20,685 $3.5M
Arizona 20,064 $3.99M
Washington 19,235 $3.48M
Connecticut 18,288 $3.64M
Minnesota 17,776 $3.64M
Wisconsin 17,718 $3.03M
Oklahoma 17,228 $3.14M
Iowa 16,509 $2.45M
Arkansas 15,993 $2.31M
Maryland 15,032 $3.25M
West Virginia 14,387 $2.47M
Massachusetts 13,081 $2.38M
Colorado 13,059 $2.34M
Oregon 12,916 $2.3M
Kansas 12,162 $1.93M
Nebraska 11,068 $1.62M
New Mexico 7,808 $1.42M
Hawaii 7,690 $1.49M
Nevada 7,674 $1.42M
Utah 6,642 $1.21M
North Dakota 5,813 $931K
Montana 5,735 $942K
South Dakota 5,056 $783K
Idaho 4,903 $811K
Maine 4,617 $939K
Rhode Island 4,008 $601K
Delaware 2,981 $703K
New Hampshire 2,690 $507K
Alaska 2,334 $420K
Wyoming 2,226 $382K
Vermont 1,690 $344K
District of Columbia 971 $180K
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?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for AVODART

Provider Medicare Claims City State
STEPHEN SACKS MD

Urology

Claims Filled574

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT PUIG MD

Urology

Claims Filled571

MIAMI

Florida

CHARLES KRAUS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled566

CANTON

Ohio

MARK GREENBERGER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled565

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

MARCUS LOO M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled557

NEW YORK

New York

CHARLES MYERS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled550

EARLYSVILLE

Virginia

JOHN KABALIN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled525

SCOTTSBLUFF

Nebraska

ARNOLD SHOLDER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled524

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ARTHUR TIJERINA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled522

PARIS

Texas

PETER VASELOPULOS MD

Urology

Claims Filled514

EVANSTON

Illinois

MANISH SHAH MD

Urology

Claims Filled508

GADSDEN

Alabama

JOHN KOWALCZYK DO

Urology

Claims Filled504

LOS ANGELES

California

AVELINO PINON MD

Specialist

Claims Filled503

MIAMI

Florida

GEORGE HO MD

Urology

Claims Filled497

COLUMBUS

Ohio

HARRY BIGLEY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled490

COLONIAL HEIGHTS

Virginia

JOSEPH HAYES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled490

ROANOKE

Virginia

WILLIAM BARBA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled490

LOS ANGELES

California

MIGUEL MARTINEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled483

LOS ANGELES

California

HERBERT KONKOFF MD

Urology

Claims Filled480

SAN FRANCISCO

California

MARK SWOFFORD DO

Urology

Claims Filled480

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

ARTHUR THOMAS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled475

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

FELIX SHEPARD MD

Urology

Claims Filled474

NORTON

Virginia

HENRY RUIZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled470

EDINBURG

Texas

JED KAMINETSKY MD

Urology

Claims Filled469

NEW YORK

New York

ARTHUR PORTER MD

Urology

Claims Filled469

CLEVELAND

Ohio