ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » TOPIRAMATE

TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

2.68M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 118 of 3362

$56.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 370 of 3362

462,204
Patients

Rank: 164 of 3362

170,779
Prescribers

Rank: 149 of 3362

More info on related drug Topamax »

Information courtesy of

58%

of people say

it's worth it

53%

of people say

it worked well

33%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 37,515 204,144 $4.26M
Florida 38,420 178,061 $4.4M
New York 26,153 153,995 $3.28M
Texas 30,471 151,838 $3.44M
Pennsylvania 22,278 139,848 $2.81M
Ohio 22,058 131,973 $3.02M
North Carolina 20,095 110,471 $2.12M
Michigan 18,334 98,897 $2.16M
Missouri 14,838 95,742 $1.84M
Illinois 14,442 84,038 $2.16M
Georgia 15,279 82,374 $1.5M
Massachusetts 12,288 76,863 $1.49M
Tennessee 14,887 75,478 $1.7M
Indiana 12,446 70,267 $1.56M
Kentucky 12,410 70,175 $1.35M
Virginia 12,317 65,345 $1.41M
Alabama 11,879 62,536 $1.13M
New Jersey 9,802 55,719 $1.14M
Wisconsin 8,888 54,241 $1.27M
Washington 7,481 43,081 $845K
South Carolina 8,138 42,280 $869K
Arizona 8,507 40,668 $986K
Minnesota 6,594 40,143 $914K
Louisiana 7,322 39,814 $711K
Oklahoma 7,408 39,179 $815K
Arkansas 6,341 37,257 $677K
Mississippi 6,080 34,781 $626K
Connecticut 5,155 32,599 $707K
Maryland 6,013 29,756 $620K
Colorado 5,438 29,135 $542K
Iowa 4,451 28,752 $527K
West Virginia 4,843 28,601 $527K
Kansas 4,665 28,488 $543K
Oregon 4,698 25,714 $486K
Nebraska 3,451 22,180 $411K
Utah 3,317 18,294 $321K
Nevada 3,634 17,075 $372K
Maine 2,650 15,839 $269K
Rhode Island 2,189 14,720 $316K
Idaho 2,380 14,442 $255K
New Mexico 2,696 13,278 $285K
New Hampshire 2,234 12,400 $211K
South Dakota 1,241 9,009 $200K
Montana 1,320 7,821 $134K
North Dakota 1,141 7,447 $119K
Delaware 1,446 7,278 $159K
Vermont 1,193 7,028 $134K
Alaska 533 5,221 $81.7K
Hawaii 855 4,691 $89.8K
District of Columbia 728 3,134 $65.6K
Wyoming 519 3,011 $50.5K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for TOPIRAMATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MOHD MALIK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled433

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

KINSON LEE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled433

WATERBURY

Connecticut

EDWARD HAIGHT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled429

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

OTAKAR KRCAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled429

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

CATHY MCNEW CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled422

HERSHEY

Pennsylvania

GARY GREENSPAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled422

WARRENSVILLE HTS

Ohio

NOEMI SALANG RAMSAY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled422

KENNETT

Missouri

MELISSA CARRAN MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled420

CAMDEN

New Jersey

SAMUEL DEY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled419

RIVERSIDE

California

ANTHONY ESPOSITO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled417

ANNISTON

Alabama

PATRICIA PENOVICH MD

Neurology

Claims Filled415

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

RONALD WIISANEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled415

FARGO

North Dakota

JUNAID SYED M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled414

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

IN SOOK SHIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled412

BUFFALO

New York

RAJENDRA TRIVEDI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled412

DANVILLE

Virginia

WALTER EVANS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled411

FLORENCE

South Carolina

WADE WELCH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled411

TOPEKA

Kansas

ERIC GOLDBERG MD

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled411

PORTSMOUTH

Virginia

ERNIE SWANSON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled409

TOPEKA

Kansas

ANGELA OLOMON DO, FACN

Psychiatry

Claims Filled408

BOLIVAR

Missouri

SYED IQBAL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled408

DANSVILLE

New York

TAIJUN ZHAO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled408

TOPEKA

Kansas

MARILYN LACHMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled407

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama

JOSEPH POOLE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled407

MOUNT VERNON

Ohio

BALDEV SINGH MD

Neurology

Claims Filled407

VALHALLA

New York