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WATER

WATER FOR IRRIGATION,STERILE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

27.7K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 972 of 3362

$555K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1431 of 3362

9,527
Patients

Rank: 940 of 3362

7,261
Prescribers

Rank: 914 of 3362

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 890 2,921 $89.5K
Pennsylvania 720 2,678 $52.4K
New York 645 2,183 $42.1K
Ohio 482 1,911 $40.2K
Florida 645 1,556 $30K
Kentucky 618 1,469 $32.1K
Indiana 479 1,259 $32.6K
Minnesota 446 1,230 $16.1K
Illinois 326 900 $13.5K
Texas 422 867 $13.8K
Missouri 220 775 $10.7K
Wisconsin 238 765 $10.2K
Michigan 221 721 $10.7K
Arizona 310 551 $10.9K
Iowa 120 539 $19.6K
Georgia 253 516 $13K
Tennessee 176 498 $6,788
Washington 169 436 $7,169
New Jersey 191 433 $4,787
Maryland 158 413 $6,458
Massachusetts 140 395 $7,587
Louisiana 103 376 $6,525
Arkansas 81 344 $12.4K
Colorado 130 342 $4,915
Oklahoma 163 319 $6,244
Nebraska 75 316 $3,951
Oregon 117 309 $5,154
Alabama 153 289 $4,530
North Carolina 124 271 $4,244
Connecticut 50 227 $2,882
Kansas 104 226 $3,682
Virginia 101 211 $2,944
South Dakota 36 140 $2,089
Delaware 26 131 $1,258
Vermont 18 121 $2,343
Maine 33 117 $4,078
Hawaii 51 101 $1,952
South Carolina 52 96 $1,732
West Virginia 24 85 $2,551
New Mexico 47 85 $2,030
Utah 27 80 $1,074
Wyoming 15 68 $1,781
New Hampshire 27 67 $554
Nevada 30 60 $857
Alaska 16 58 $908
North Dakota 22 46 $596
Idaho 25 44 $1,030
Mississippi 23 42 $1,310
Rhode Island 15 35 $642
District of Columbia 20 $323
Montana 15 $253
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 Filled243

INDEPENDENCE

Ohio

ERNEST THOMAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled192

LOS GATOS

California

JAMES NOBLE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled134

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

FASSIL GEMECHU MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled132

CLEVELAND

Ohio

RICHARD MILLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled132

CRAWFORDSVILLE

Indiana

KENT LIEBER M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled125

BUFFALO

New York

SHANTHARAM PAI M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled116

REDLANDS

California

DAVID JONES D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled98

NEWTOWN SQUARE

Pennsylvania

SARAH SCHNEIDER A-NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled95

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

ROMAN STETKEVICH PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled89

FONTANA

California

TERRENCE CROUCH MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled84

NATIONAL CITY

California

CHERYL HINNERS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled82

OMAHA

Nebraska

KOMAL CHANDAN M.D

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled79

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

EDWARD HILL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

BENTON

Arkansas

BENNY THOMAS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

WAYNESVILLE

Missouri

GREGORY EWALD MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled75

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RENEE FABRIZI PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled75

NEWPORT BEACH

California

DAVID BREITKREUZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled75

WATERLOO

Iowa

HAZEM NOURALDIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

CLEVELAND

Ohio

LIDIA PETERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled69

SELINGSGROVE

Pennsylvania

GYAN SURANA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

DEALE

Maryland

KENNETH WARM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

CORONADO

California

JAVIER SAENZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

LA JOYA

Texas

VIRGINIA FIEDLER MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled65

WILMETTE

Illinois

JERRY COHEN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled65

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania