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Prescriber Checkup » LEXAPRO

LEXAPRO

Treats severe depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). This medicine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

5.39M
Medicare Part D Claims
$721M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 499,399 $63M
California 493,504 $63.6M
New York 393,491 $51.2M
Texas 354,028 $46.9M
Pennsylvania 308,627 $38.8M
Illinois 229,736 $28.9M
Ohio 225,849 $29.3M
New Jersey 194,916 $25.4M
North Carolina 194,854 $24M
Georgia 167,770 $20.7M
Indiana 164,411 $20.8M
Missouri 156,138 $19M
Alabama 141,819 $17M
Louisiana 139,330 $17.1M
Michigan 127,453 $17.2M
Tennessee 122,529 $15.4M
Virginia 121,024 $15.6M
Connecticut 113,900 $14.5M
Kentucky 109,236 $13.7M
South Carolina 99,676 $12.5M
Arkansas 84,460 $10M
Mississippi 77,233 $9.15M
Maryland 76,860 $10.8M
Iowa 71,016 $8.52M
Oklahoma 70,749 $9.03M
Wisconsin 69,488 $8.94M
Kansas 67,472 $8.28M
Arizona 67,034 $9.46M
Massachusetts 63,889 $8.65M
Minnesota 62,895 $9.07M
Washington 58,290 $7.8M
Colorado 57,888 $7.77M
West Virginia 56,973 $7.18M
Oregon 51,714 $7.1M
Nebraska 41,577 $4.7M
Maine 35,330 $4.92M
New Hampshire 27,828 $3.62M
New Mexico 24,640 $3.37M
Rhode Island 24,409 $2.95M
Idaho 20,573 $2.66M
Nevada 20,222 $2.7M
Puerto Rico 20,102 $2.34M
Utah 19,514 $2.61M
Hawaii 18,198 $2.44M
Delaware 16,627 $2.44M
Vermont 14,900 $2.15M
Montana 14,869 $1.92M
South Dakota 12,817 $1.56M
North Dakota 12,319 $1.48M
Wyoming 10,296 $1.31M
Alaska 9,642 $917K
District of Columbia 4,763 $604K
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 LEXAPRO

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PRERNA VIJAYVARGIYA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MERRITT ISLAND

Florida

DEEPAK MAHAJAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

CHESTER

Pennsylvania

AJIT SHAH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LA MIRADA

California

KEVIN CUNNINGHAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

PADMA RAO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GEORGETOWN

Kentucky

CAROL LYLE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

STOCKBRIDGE

Georgia

VASUMATHY KUMARESAN M.D,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

EDITH PEARSALL FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

BURGAW

North Carolina

DAVID ARCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

STORM LAKE

Iowa

ERIC KAPLAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

RICHARD PANEBIANCO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOUTHAMPTON

New York

JAMES DICKERSON

Pharmacist

Claims Filled50

OMAHA

Nebraska

LEONARD MARTINEC M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MADISON

Alabama

CHRISTOPHER MAHON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

FT LAUDERDALE

Florida

BRIDGET COLLINS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LIHUE

Hawaii

STACIA LUSBY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

AMARILLO

Texas

HENRY ALLEN D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

DENNIS CLARK PA C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

GROVETON

Texas

ASHU JOSHI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LONDON

Kentucky

MICHAEL OLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAKE CHARLES

Louisiana

MARK VINER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

SPARKS

Nevada

RICHARD MUNGER M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

SONORA

California

MICHAEL CARNEVALE D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EUGENE

Oregon

ALI RIAZI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

FELICE HOWARD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FREDERICKSBURG

Texas