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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
MARIO AGUADO MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,164

MIAMI

Florida

KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,132

TROUP

Texas

JEFFERY KERR D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,118

ROLLA

Missouri

ERIC HILGEFORD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,110

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

BRAD WHITNEY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,094

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

JOSEPH BRENES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,090

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

EDWARD WARREN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,079

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled1,077

GLENDALE

California

MEHRAN KHORSANDI M.D.,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,068

LOS ANGELES

California

ANTONIO TAULER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,053

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MARC RAAD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,052

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

EDILIA ROMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,033

MIAMI

Florida

MOUSSA FAMININI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,029

ENCINO

California

JAMES SEXSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,005

AUSTELL

Georgia

MIKHAIL PRESMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,004

BROOKLYN

New York

SILVIA SILVA DULUC M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled998

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled974

MELBOURNE

Florida

HUBERTO MERAYO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled962

CORAL GABLES

Florida

RICHARD ATKINS MD

Claims Filled953

WEST BLOOMFIELD

Michigan

DANIEL MEETZE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled951

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

ZYAMA GOLDMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled931

SHAKER HEIGHTS

Ohio

ELEANOR LAVRETSKY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled929

BEVERLY HILLS

California

ALFREDO PUJOL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled927

HIALEAH

Florida

METODIA WEBSTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled918

ALTON

Illinois

FRANCISCO J RICART MD PA

Psychiatry

Claims Filled901

CORAL GABLES

Florida