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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
GREGORY CONNOR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,753

TULSA

Oklahoma

JORGE LEAL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,481

TAMPA

Florida

IRAJ DERAKHSHAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,364

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

ROBERT MORTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled928

ADA

Oklahoma

MIGUEL GUTIERREZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled680

MCALLEN

Texas

CORY PELNICK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled670

WILMINGTON

Ohio

ROBERT JESPERSEN M.D.

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Claims Filled664

CHICAGO

Illinois

RASIK PARMAR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled633

YEAGERTOWN

Pennsylvania

ROBERT BURGER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled623

COLUMBIA

Missouri

SOWBHAGYA SONTHINENI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled609

BINGHAMTON

New York

LANCE KIM D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled587

OCALA

Florida

MICHAEL EASTMAN PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled587

BOISE

Idaho

DANIEL HYUN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled585

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled583

COLUMBIA

Missouri

RAMON GARCIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled561

SACRAMENTO

California

SUDARSHAN TANGA MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled553

BOSSIER CITY

Louisiana

ERIC GELLER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled547

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

ROBERT BROCKER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled537

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

CHRISTOPHER LAGANKE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled532

CULLMAN

Alabama

ANTOINE MITRI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled529

DOWNEY

California

ANGELA OLOMON DO, FACN

Psychiatry

Claims Filled526

BOLIVAR

Missouri

HASSAN KESSERWANI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled521

OZARK

Alabama

SURENDRA CHAGANTI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled521

ST LOUIS

Missouri

MICHAEL SOSO MD,PHD

Specialist

Claims Filled520

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

RICHARD HAMER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled517

LONGVIEW

Texas