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Prescriber Checkup » ADVAIR DISKUS

ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. This medicine is a combination of a steroid and a bronchodilator. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

5.52M
Medicare Part D Claims
$1.66B
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 604,343 $169M
New York 478,984 $127M
Florida 449,430 $118M
Pennsylvania 372,998 $98.1M
Texas 287,669 $79.9M
Ohio 235,077 $68.1M
Illinois 221,330 $60.6M
North Carolina 217,646 $55.7M
Michigan 189,706 $54.8M
New Jersey 182,207 $47.8M
Georgia 161,732 $42M
Massachusetts 159,348 $43.7M
Missouri 158,895 $40.7M
Tennessee 147,692 $38.4M
Indiana 135,725 $37.3M
Wisconsin 133,900 $35.9M
Virginia 128,132 $35.3M
Kentucky 118,739 $31.7M
Minnesota 117,485 $32.9M
Arizona 103,230 $29.7M
Washington 99,419 $27.7M
Alabama 93,559 $23.8M
South Carolina 90,429 $23.7M
Louisiana 89,245 $23.1M
Oregon 86,293 $23.6M
Oklahoma 83,038 $21.4M
Connecticut 81,555 $22M
Maryland 74,439 $21.6M
Iowa 72,001 $18.3M
Colorado 70,833 $20.9M
West Virginia 63,235 $16.9M
Puerto Rico 61,456 $15M
Arkansas 60,804 $15.4M
Maine 59,282 $17.1M
Mississippi 53,918 $13.5M
Kansas 49,294 $12.8M
Nebraska 41,965 $10.6M
New Mexico 34,710 $9.71M
Nevada 32,384 $9.19M
Rhode Island 31,250 $7.85M
New Hampshire 29,012 $8.2M
Idaho 26,975 $7.14M
Utah 26,090 $7.26M
Hawaii 25,986 $7.51M
Montana 25,347 $6.59M
Vermont 19,500 $5.6M
South Dakota 18,194 $4.63M
North Dakota 18,070 $4.56M
Delaware 15,928 $4.85M
Wyoming 10,940 $2.9M
District of Columbia 9,312 $2.43M
Alaska 7,907 $2.25M
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 ADVAIR DISKUS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MICHAEL DIMEO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled994

OAK RIDGE

Tennessee

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled982

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

JOHN LESLIE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled977

CHRISTIANSBURG

Virginia

CARMEN ORTIZ BUTCHER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled960

CORAL GABLES

Florida

RAUL VALOR M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled951

MIAMI

Florida

STUART SIMON M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled950

AUSTELL

Georgia

THEODORE MCLEMORE M.D. PH.D

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled939

PARIS

Texas

DAVID WILSON MD

Claims Filled916

COLUMBUS

Indiana

SHAMIM NAJEEBI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled914

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled905

VAN NUYS

California

HOANG LE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled864

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

PAUL PETRE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled855

OAK PARK

Michigan

WILLIAM COOK M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled847

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

SHERIF SHERIF MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled829

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled823

CORAL GABLES

Florida

SAUL LANES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled818

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE ORTEGA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled817

MIAMI

Florida

AJAY DESHPANDE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled808

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

FABRICCIO LETELLIER M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled802

PALMETTO BAY

Florida

HUAN LE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled773

SAN DIEGO

California

JOSE PACHECO

Managed Care Organizations, Health Maintenance Organization

Claims Filled759

BINGHAMTON

New York

RICHARD KRINSKY DO

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled750

TORRINGTON

Connecticut

STEVEN MANA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled742

DOWNEY

California

BRUCE YERGIN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled738

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

JOSEPH KUEI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled730

MONTEREY PARK

California