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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
OMER CERMIK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled506

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

JORDAN BALTER D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled487

FESTUS

Missouri

WILLIAM ROSENFELD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled474

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

KENNETH RICKLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled460

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

FRANCIS GAGLIARDI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled459

COTTONWOOD

Arizona

RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled459

JACKSON

Mississippi

RAVI CHANDER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled457

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Claims Filled445

COLUMBIA

Missouri

JAMES VALERIANO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled430

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

SYAM KUNAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled428

REDLANDS

California

MARSHA WILLIAMS NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled426

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

MARTIN COOPER MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled425

FARMINGTON

Connecticut

WILLIAM FULLER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled425

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

CAROL KOOISTRA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled418

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

CHARLES KISTLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled416

COLUMBUS

Ohio

GEORGE WANG M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled414

MESA

Arizona

JOSEPH WEIGEL N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled413

CULVER CITY

California

MOHD MALIK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled412

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

SRIYA DE SILVA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled407

BEAUMONT

Texas

MICHAEL BRUEGGEMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled406

JACKSON

Tennessee

SUSAN LIPPMANN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled403

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

MORTON HYSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled401

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

SCOTT COOPER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled401

CANTON

Georgia

PATRICIA PENOVICH MD

Neurology

Claims Filled398

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

ELLIOT MICHEL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled397

NATRONA HEIGHTS

Pennsylvania