Prescriber Checkup | WATER

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

WATER

WATER FOR IRRIGATION,STERILE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

25K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1021 of 3395

$531K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1901 of 3395

8,286
Patients

Rank: 986 of 3395

6,650
Prescribers

Rank: 944 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

15.8K

2011

18.5K

2012

23.1K

2013

27.7K

2014

25K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$815K

2011

$838K

2012

$350K

2013

$555K

2014

$532K

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$17

2011

$16

2012

$14

2013

$19

2014

$17

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 929 2,814 $96.5K
New York 732 2,494 $53.3K
Pennsylvania 631 2,373 $40.7K
Ohio 377 1,752 $31.6K
Florida 605 1,386 $31.2K
Minnesota 416 1,213 $19.5K
Kentucky 438 1,147 $15K
Indiana 341 1,125 $29.8K
Illinois 229 747 $13.8K
Texas 391 726 $13.5K
Wisconsin 211 664 $11.3K
Michigan 194 610 $11.1K
New Jersey 233 487 $15.4K
Massachusetts 148 469 $9,697
Maryland 166 434 $6,517
Missouri 144 431 $8,444
Iowa 111 420 $11.7K
Washington 143 418 $7,275
Tennessee 128 395 $7,241
North Carolina 162 388 $10.8K
Georgia 152 362 $8,967
Arkansas 89 345 $13.5K
Nebraska 83 335 $6,292
Virginia 134 278 $6,351
Louisiana 68 259 $3,172
Arizona 129 257 $5,059
Colorado 95 218 $5,172
Kansas 78 209 $3,042
Alabama 91 201 $1,358
Oregon 86 200 $2,935
Connecticut 80 194 $2,937
Oklahoma 79 193 $2,976
Hawaii 76 163 $4,043
Delaware 26 157 $2,018
Rhode Island 33 103 $2,060
New Mexico 25 99 $1,636
Idaho 30 99 $1,365
South Carolina 48 97 $1,013
South Dakota 31 94 $1,857
North Dakota 29 84 $912
New Hampshire 21 72 $856
Nevada 28 68 $1,622
West Virginia 31 68 $1,930
Utah 26 67 $1,378
Wyoming 14 63 $996
Vermont 13 45 $1,298
Alaska 45 $439
Maine 19 40 $463
Mississippi 15 27 $1,097
Montana 11 22 $245
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for WATER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MEYYAPPAN SOMASUNDARAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled226

INDEPENDENCE

Ohio

DAVID JONES D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled142

NEWTOWN SQUARE

Pennsylvania

KENT LIEBER M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled140

BUFFALO

New York

ERNEST THOMAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

LOS GATOS

California

FASSIL GEMECHU MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled115

CLEVELAND

Ohio

RICHARD MILLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled114

CRAWFORDSVILLE

Indiana

TERRENCE CROUCH MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled113

NATIONAL CITY

California

JOHN REYNOLDS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled112

DURHAM

North Carolina

CHERYL HINNERS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled106

OMAHA

Nebraska

JOSE LOOR DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled97

ASTORIA

New York

SHANTHARAM PAI M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled92

REDLANDS

California

JAMES NOBLE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled87

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

JEAN ARCHER DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled82

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL

New York

KENNETH WARM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

CORONADO

California

ALAN GOULD DDS, MS

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Claims Filled75

CRESTWOOD

Kentucky

ROBERT SASS D.O. FACOS

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled74

WILLOW GROVE

Pennsylvania

DON PARAZO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

LANCASTER

California

LAURA PETROVICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

CORONADO

California

ROMAN STETKEVICH PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled63

FONTANA

California

RICHARD COSTA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

BERLIN

New Jersey

DARLENE OUATTARA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

EXTON

Pennsylvania

KOMAL CHANDAN M.D

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled61

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

VIRGINIA FIEDLER MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled59

WILMETTE

Illinois

VICTORIA KATZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled59

BROOKLYN

New York

RAJEEV GUPTA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled58

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee