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TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Also prevents migraine headaches in adults. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.41M
Medicare Part D Claims
$65.6M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 152,987 $5.07M
Florida 113,380 $3.66M
New York 108,468 $4.66M
Texas 103,648 $4.18M
Pennsylvania 99,334 $3.64M
Ohio 93,784 $2.75M
North Carolina 76,095 $2.5M
Missouri 71,720 $2.02M
Michigan 66,517 $2.47M
Illinois 63,979 $2.49M
Georgia 55,566 $1.79M
Massachusetts 55,072 $2.1M
Indiana 52,036 $1.65M
Kentucky 51,366 $1.49M
Virginia 47,966 $1.73M
Tennessee 46,076 $1.51M
Alabama 45,047 $1.49M
New Jersey 42,417 $1.56M
Wisconsin 39,848 $1.39M
Washington 32,200 $1.09M
Minnesota 32,076 $1.04M
South Carolina 29,628 $1.09M
Mississippi 28,656 $805K
Oklahoma 27,959 $1.02M
Arkansas 27,843 $1.04M
Louisiana 27,016 $760K
Connecticut 27,008 $962K
Arizona 26,494 $954K
West Virginia 24,019 $859K
Iowa 21,490 $611K
Colorado 21,298 $648K
Kansas 19,606 $592K
Maryland 18,811 $687K
Oregon 17,131 $648K
Nebraska 15,517 $435K
Utah 12,405 $563K
Maine 12,006 $355K
Idaho 11,306 $365K
Rhode Island 11,279 $439K
Nevada 10,242 $374K
New Mexico 9,456 $319K
New Hampshire 8,332 $239K
Puerto Rico 8,134 $191K
Vermont 7,411 $252K
South Dakota 5,979 $165K
Montana 5,675 $178K
Delaware 5,113 $199K
Alaska 5,102 $140K
North Dakota 4,494 $103K
Hawaii 3,622 $175K
Wyoming 2,489 $75.6K
District of Columbia 1,865 $62.1K
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 TOPIRAMATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FAYZ HUDEFI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BARLING

Arkansas

KIMBERLY GATZIMOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ZIONSVILLE

Indiana

MOHAMED EL-GABALAWY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

PASADENA

California

TEODULO MENDOZA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

VINELAND

New Jersey

DAVID ERBY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

JONESBORO

Arkansas

HENRY HAGENSTEIN D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

GRAND BLANC

Michigan

THOMAS HAMILTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

JOPLIN

Missouri

SANTAPURI RAO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

STATEN ISLAND

New York

ROBERT MARTINEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

TAMPA

Florida

THOMAS MINER PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

MILLER

South Dakota

PAUL SINGER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

LOS GATOS

California

JEFFREY SHY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

GILBERT

Arizona

JOHNATHAN WILLIAMS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GASTONIA

North Carolina

SANDEEP GULATI D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

BRONX

New York

MICHELLE TRUMPLER PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

MONICA BRUNELLE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

PIOTR ZIEBA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

DANVILLE

Kentucky

MOHAMMAD AL-SHROOF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WARNER ROBINS

Georgia

ILYAS SHAIKH MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

MOBILE

Alabama

MARK GOSTINE MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

GARY TUNELL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

DALLAS

Texas

CARL SCHELER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW KENSINGTON

Pennsylvania

TRILOK PUNIANI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

FRESNO

California

EDWARD HART MD

Claims Filled50

SALEM

Massachusetts

BILL DAVIS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

NEW BRAUNFELS

Texas