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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 »

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Top prescribers for TOPIRAMATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NAWFAL ISTFAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled392

BOSTON

Massachusetts

MARIA LYDIA MONTENEGRO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled391

MEDICAL LAKE

Washington

CARLOS BOTERO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled389

PLANT CITY

Florida

KRISHNA NADAR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled384

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

FAWZY SALAMA MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled383

NORTH BABYLON

New York

ALIUSKA ALVAREZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled381

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE CASANOVA MD PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled380

CANTON

Ohio

MOACIR SCHNAPP MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled379

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

FAROUK KHAN MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled378

FREEPORT

Illinois

MARY JAMES MD

Neurology

Claims Filled378

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

JAMES BOBENHOUSE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled375

LINCOLN

Nebraska

JULIETTE SAAD MD

Neurology

Claims Filled374

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

NARENDRA NAGAREDDY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled373

JONESBORO

Georgia

WILLIAM FULLER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled370

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

KEVIN KRISTL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled368

MISHAWAKA

Indiana

FAIZAN HAFEEZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled365

TOLEDO

Ohio

LARRY EPPERSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled363

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

EDWARD HAIGHT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled362

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

AHMAD ANOUTI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled361

LIMA

Ohio

ELAINE FERARU MD

Neurology

Claims Filled359

HIGH POINT

North Carolina

PENNY BURCHAM CFNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled359

OXFORD

Mississippi

SURENDRA CHAGANTI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled358

ST LOUIS

Missouri

MICHAEL BRUEGGEMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled357

JACKSON

Tennessee

SUSAN LIPPMANN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled357

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

JAMES WINKLEY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled357

LEXINGTON

Kentucky