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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?

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Top prescribers for AVODART

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JUNGHWAN CHOI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled440

GARDEN GROVE

California

ALAN WALTHER MD

Claims Filled438

EL CENTRO

California

GUILLERMO VAZQUEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled437

HIALEAH

Florida

ELWOOD BOONE MD

Urology

Claims Filled434

RICHMOND

Virginia

MARK SONG MD, PHD

Nephrology

Claims Filled434

LOS ANGELES

California

SERGEY ROME M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled433

PARAMUS

New Jersey

RONALD DEGUERRE MD

Urology

Claims Filled432

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

DONALD PREATE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled432

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL SCHLESINGER MD

Urology

Claims Filled428

STATESVILLE

North Carolina

MICHAEL GRIBETZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled428

NEW YORK

New York

JOY PAUL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled422

TORRANCE

California

CIRIL GODEC M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled422

BROOKLYN

New York

MICHAEL METRO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled421

PHILA

Pennsylvania

MATTHEW TOBIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled420

NEPTUNE

New Jersey

JACK BAKER DO

Urology

Claims Filled419

CANTON

Ohio

XIAORONG HE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled418

ELMHURST

New York

ERIC MARGOLIS

Specialist

Claims Filled417

ENGLEWOOD

New Jersey

ALFRED SHTAINER MD

Urology

Claims Filled417

NEW YORK

New York

ALDO GHOBRIEL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled417

ROCKWALL

Texas

RICHARD AIRHART M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled411

METAIRIE

Louisiana

LARRY SUK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled411

GARDENA

California

JOHN KASPAR M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled411

RALEIGH

North Carolina

PAUL MERRICK MD

Urology

Claims Filled410

WINFIELD

Illinois

THANH NGUYEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled410

GARDEN GROVE

California

JAMES MARSHALL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled409

COLUMBIA

Tennessee