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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
ROBERT MORTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,607

ADA

Oklahoma

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,176

TUCKER

Georgia

ASYA KUPISK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,021

LOS ANGELES

California

TSILYA BASS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,956

LOS ANGELES

California

FERNANDO MENDEZ-VILLAMIL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,832

MIAMI

Florida

BERNARDO PASCUAL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,695

HIALEAH

Florida

PEDRO MELCHOR MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled1,665

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERTO HERNANDO MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled1,646

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,579

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

CHRISTOPHER PATTERSON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,575

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

VALENTIN BRAGIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,566

BROOKLYN

New York

BORIS BORODULIN M.D.

Psychologist

Claims Filled1,551

EAST BRUNSWICK

New Jersey

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,458

LENEXA

Kansas

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,430

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

FRANCISCO RICART MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,429

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,421

FORT WORTH

Texas

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,380

DUBLIN

Georgia

JORGE BENITO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,356

MIAMI

Florida

FAINA ZLATOGOROV MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled1,290

LOS ANGELES

California

ARA KADOYAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,280

GLENDALE

California

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,264

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,254

CALHOUN

Georgia

ALEXANDER PINKUSOVICH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,249

BROOKLYN

New York

MICHAEL REEVES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,235

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

GUARI MASCARO M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,175

MIAMI

Florida