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TOPIRAMATE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

2.11M
Medicare Part D Claims
$58.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 167,028 $4.15M
Florida 129,568 $3.59M
New York 119,534 $3.72M
Texas 113,822 $3.65M
Pennsylvania 111,635 $2.87M
Ohio 104,990 $3.12M
North Carolina 84,169 $2.31M
Missouri 78,563 $2.06M
Michigan 76,194 $2.24M
Illinois 69,794 $2.22M
Georgia 63,489 $1.64M
Massachusetts 61,450 $1.82M
Kentucky 57,450 $1.48M
Indiana 57,140 $1.58M
Virginia 53,076 $1.68M
Tennessee 51,767 $1.31M
Alabama 50,525 $1.15M
New Jersey 48,182 $1.3M
Wisconsin 43,955 $1.27M
Washington 35,496 $993K
Minnesota 34,525 $1M
South Carolina 33,013 $969K
Oklahoma 31,572 $899K
Mississippi 31,275 $759K
Louisiana 30,661 $744K
Arkansas 30,390 $820K
Arizona 30,095 $898K
Connecticut 28,893 $870K
West Virginia 25,902 $758K
Iowa 24,385 $618K
Colorado 22,854 $562K
Kansas 21,680 $572K
Maryland 21,005 $577K
Oregon 19,193 $605K
Nebraska 16,510 $418K
Utah 14,286 $415K
Maine 13,312 $302K
Rhode Island 12,649 $416K
Idaho 12,057 $319K
Nevada 12,053 $294K
New Mexico 10,813 $316K
New Hampshire 9,185 $222K
Vermont 7,276 $201K
South Dakota 6,451 $199K
Montana 6,335 $167K
Delaware 5,571 $155K
Alaska 4,699 $125K
North Dakota 4,548 $101K
Hawaii 4,134 $146K
Wyoming 2,984 $73.8K
District of Columbia 2,122 $64.1K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for TOPIRAMATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KENNETH RICKLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled521

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

RICHARD HAMER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled516

LONGVIEW

Texas

JORDAN BALTER D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled513

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ERIC GELLER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled509

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

JEANNE ANN KING M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled507

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

SRIDHAR PINNAMANENI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled507

LEESBURG

Florida

NIANSEN LIU M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled502

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

EDGAR RAMIREZ M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled495

LAND O LAKES

Florida

MOHAMMAD HASAN MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled492

BECKLEY

West Virginia

MOHAMMAD CHOUDHARY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled487

ROLLA

Missouri

RASIK PARMAR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled484

YEAGERTOWN

Pennsylvania

JAMES VALERIANO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled483

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ELLIOT MICHEL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled483

NATRONA HEIGHTS

Pennsylvania

MUHAMMAD ALI M.D.

Claims Filled478

JASPER

Alabama

IN SOOK SHIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled473

BUFFALO

New York

MANINDER KAHLON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled473

SUN CITY

Arizona

CAROL KOOISTRA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled472

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

JAY SCHECTER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled471

ROME

Georgia

CHRISTOPHER LAGANKE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled470

CULLMAN

Alabama

MARSHA WILLIAMS NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled467

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled467

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

DANIEL JONES M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled465

UPPER ARLINGTON

Ohio

YUCHUN HAN M.D. & PH.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled463

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

KINSON LEE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled445

WATERBURY

Connecticut

MANJULA TELLA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled444

FREMONT

Nebraska