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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
ALINA NODAL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled778

MIAMI

Florida

MIGUEL PEREZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled776

MIAMI

Florida

BOYDE HARRISON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled774

HALEYVILLE

Alabama

CECILIA JORGE M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled768

MIAMI

Florida

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled762

TEXARKANA

Texas

AMIR AUSEF MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled754

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

ZOILO ABAD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled746

MIAMI

Florida

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled743

GALAX

Virginia

MIGUEL FLORES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled741

MIAMI

Florida

AFSHINE EMRANI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled736

TARZANA

California

RAYMOND UFFORD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled735

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama

WILLIAM LACORTE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled729

METAIRIE

Louisiana

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled724

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ENRIQUE CASUSO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled724

MIAMI

Florida

HAMLET HASSAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled720

DORAL

Florida

JULIAN MARQUEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled719

HIALEAH

Florida

KENNETH BIROS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled719

CANAL FULTON

Ohio

JOHN DUGAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled718

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled716

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

SAID JACOB M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled706

GLENDORA

California

ROYAL JOHNSON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled700

HONOLULU

Hawaii

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled699

LOS ANGELES

California

SUSAN BERNER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled698

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

MARILYN LACHMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled698

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama

ROGER ROUSSEAU MD, PA

Psychiatry

Claims Filled694

MIAMI

Florida