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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
RIGOBERTO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled693

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled690

CULLMAN

Alabama

LAURENCE PETTY M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled689

PLANT CITY

Florida

NELSON HERNANDEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled689

MIAMI

Florida

KENNETH RICE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled688

LUBBOCK

Texas

DANIEL FORTIER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled687

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

DIANA BARALT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled674

MIAMI

Florida

BERNARDO GARCIA-GRANDA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled669

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT GROSS M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled663

SAN ANGELO

Texas

RICARDO PLASENCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled660

MIAMI

Florida

GEORGE MATHEWS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled657

HUMANSVILLE

Missouri

ALKA KAPOOR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled654

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JOHN KENNEDY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled650

MARION

Indiana

JOSEPH ECKBURG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled650

ROCKFORD

Illinois

RAGHAVENDRA PRASAD MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled650

CEDAR HILL

Texas

RAJNIKANT KOTHARI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled647

MASSILLON

Ohio

CHARLES MORGAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled646

APOPKA

Florida

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled644

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled642

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

TATYANA TSIPURSKY MD

Counselor

Claims Filled636

BROOKLYN

New York

THOMAS UNRUG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled635

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MANUEL GARCIA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled633

MIAMI

Florida

MIKHAEL TALLER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled632

BALTIMORE

Maryland

SURESH NAIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled630

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

JAVID YADEGAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled629

BROOKLYN

New York