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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
HERBERT ROEHRICH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled339

KENOSHA

Wisconsin

ANTHONY ESPOSITO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled339

ANNISTON

Alabama

DANNY BARTEL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled337

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

JULIETTE SAAD MD

Neurology

Claims Filled337

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

KEVIN KRISTL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled334

MISHAWAKA

Indiana

MINGTAO WANG MD

Neurology

Claims Filled331

CHAMPAIGN

Illinois

STEPHEN SMITH

Family Medicine

Claims Filled331

SOCIETY HILL

South Carolina

E. ROY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled331

STATE COLLEGE

Pennsylvania

USMAN SIDDIQUI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled329

LAWRENCEBURG

Indiana

TIMOTHY POWELL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled329

SPOKANE

Washington

FAROUK KHAN MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled328

FREEPORT

Illinois

MUNTHER TABET M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled327

HENDERSON

North Carolina

MATTHEW KUIPER DO

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled327

PORTAGE

Michigan

EZRA ELKAYAM MD

Specialist

Claims Filled327

TAMPA

Florida

SAMPATH CHARYA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled327

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

TIMOTHY THOITS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled326

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

VANESSA BEARD PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled325

BLOOMINGTON

Indiana

BALDEV SINGH MD

Neurology

Claims Filled325

VALHALLA

New York

DAVID BURDETTE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled325

ROSEVILLE

Michigan

BARRY VAUGHT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled323

BECKLEY

West Virginia

DALJEET SINGH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled322

HIGGINSVILLE

Missouri

GREGORY BARKLEY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled322

DETROIT

Michigan

RALPH PAGE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled321

ROCKLEDGE

Florida

RYAN KAPLAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled319

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

JOHN MILLER

Neurology

Claims Filled319

SEATTLE

Washington