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SURE COMFORT

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

244K
Medicare Part D Claims
$6.17M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 54,148 $1.09M
California 33,705 $929K
Texas 20,677 $479K
Illinois 16,308 $423K
New York 15,962 $458K
Michigan 10,743 $294K
Pennsylvania 10,149 $221K
Ohio 6,537 $151K
Louisiana 6,534 $183K
New Jersey 5,480 $158K
Wisconsin 5,276 $165K
South Carolina 4,550 $133K
Washington 3,968 $97.7K
Tennessee 3,967 $112K
Connecticut 3,182 $88.4K
Kentucky 2,887 $76.9K
Georgia 2,847 $80.7K
Massachusetts 2,775 $72.4K
Arizona 2,508 $61.8K
North Carolina 2,435 $72.8K
Minnesota 2,216 $65.6K
Oregon 2,082 $56.9K
Alabama 2,065 $61.4K
Virginia 1,874 $48.7K
Maryland 1,725 $50.5K
Mississippi 1,657 $47.6K
Oklahoma 1,627 $44.5K
Indiana 1,521 $44.8K
Arkansas 1,398 $35.9K
Iowa 1,306 $37.5K
Kansas 1,285 $39.7K
Missouri 1,189 $35.4K
Colorado 1,108 $28.3K
West Virginia 1,037 $26.5K
Maine 1,017 $39.2K
Nebraska 716 $19.4K
Rhode Island 692 $20K
Hawaii 672 $14.3K
Idaho 527 $15.6K
Vermont 466 $13.7K
Montana 450 $14.2K
New Mexico 442 $13.8K
District of Columbia 423 $11.9K
South Dakota 350 $10.2K
New Hampshire 342 $8,995
Utah 320 $10K
Nevada 170 $5,489
North Dakota 149 $4,244
Wyoming 101 $2,431
Delaware 91 $3,247
Alaska 40 $927
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 SURE COMFORT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
EFRAIN MARCANTONI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled83

CIALES

Puerto Rico

JORGE RUIZ DIAZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled83

ADJUNTAS

Puerto Rico

SERGIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled83

MIAMI

Florida

ANAHIT BLIKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled83

LOS ANGELES

California

RAYMOND ACEBO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled83

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ERNESTO DIAZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

MIAMI

Florida

SILVA KARCHIKIAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled82

GLENDALE

California

PEDRO RIEGA ECHEVARRIA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled81

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

JUAN ROBLES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled81

SAN SEBASTIAN

Puerto Rico

LOURDES LAGONOWICZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled81

MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS VACA MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled81

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE MORALES BARRETO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled81

RINCON

Puerto Rico

GERALD GOLTZ M.D.

Claims Filled81

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

JOSE RODRIGUEZ-RAMOS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled81

CASTANER

Puerto Rico

ISRAEL POU-DELGADO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled80

NARANJITO

Puerto Rico

DENISE RODRIGUEZ STEIDEL M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled80

MAUNABO

Puerto Rico

JESUS PEREZ LOPEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled80

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

WALLACE BELMONT RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

RENE HASBUN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled80

MIAMI

Florida

LELAND PHIPPS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

PARIS

Illinois

ILDALY MALDONADO AVILES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled79

ISABELA

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO PEGUERO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled79

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

MARCEL FILART MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled79

LOS ANGELES

California

LUIS IRIZARRY-PABON

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled79

COTO LAUREL

Puerto Rico

HECTOR MARTINEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled79

PONCE

Puerto Rico