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Prescriber Checkup » PLAVIX

PLAVIX

Used alone or together with aspirin to help prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. This medicine is a blood thinner. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

14.6M
Medicare Part D Claims
$3.66B
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 1,273,281 $301M
California 1,269,855 $338M
New York 1,079,730 $268M
Texas 1,054,124 $260M
Pennsylvania 873,080 $202M
Ohio 696,005 $174M
Illinois 618,776 $150M
North Carolina 516,016 $113M
Georgia 483,875 $108M
Tennessee 481,870 $106M
New Jersey 430,569 $113M
Kentucky 394,392 $88.2M
Michigan 392,358 $108M
Indiana 361,033 $87.1M
Missouri 356,241 $78.4M
Puerto Rico 335,477 $68.1M
Louisiana 334,659 $74.9M
Alabama 319,480 $68.8M
Virginia 285,961 $68.3M
South Carolina 261,033 $58.7M
Mississippi 242,955 $50.4M
Arizona 240,845 $63.2M
Oklahoma 234,956 $57.7M
Wisconsin 227,276 $54.6M
Arkansas 222,585 $47M
Massachusetts 197,514 $48.4M
West Virginia 186,209 $44M
Maryland 172,880 $48.4M
Washington 166,507 $42.1M
Minnesota 163,174 $43.7M
Iowa 146,536 $32.1M
Kansas 132,171 $29.8M
Connecticut 125,580 $32.3M
Oregon 104,252 $26.1M
Colorado 98,274 $25.6M
Nevada 83,077 $21.3M
Nebraska 73,898 $15.9M
New Mexico 68,377 $17.3M
Hawaii 61,168 $16.3M
Rhode Island 55,521 $11.9M
Utah 50,323 $12.8M
Idaho 43,499 $10.2M
South Dakota 42,945 $9.48M
Maine 41,050 $11.7M
North Dakota 36,254 $8.43M
New Hampshire 35,944 $9.13M
Delaware 34,912 $10.7M
Montana 29,567 $6.73M
Vermont 21,802 $5.66M
District of Columbia 18,336 $4.25M
Wyoming 14,807 $3.51M
Alaska 13,233 $2.51M
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 PLAVIX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled5,265

LOS ANGELES

California

KISHOR VORA M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled2,817

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,775

LOS ANGELES

California

ELIE HAGE-KORBAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,732

LEXINGTON

Tennessee

JUAN CUETO MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled2,695

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN TZENG M.D., PH.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,671

ALHAMBRA

California

JAESOO PAK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled2,661

CERRITOS

California

RICARDO CIGARROA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,521

LAREDO

Texas

J PURDON MD

Claims Filled2,512

OXFORD

Mississippi

HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,411

ALHAMBRA

California

DANNIS HOOD MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,291

RINGGOLD

Georgia

DON LEE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,262

GLENDALE

California

KANDARP PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,172

JACKSON

Tennessee

MOHAMMAD SHOUKFEH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,123

LUBBOCK

Texas

MOUNIR BORNO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,103

LUBBOCK

Texas

SALIM DAHDAH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,036

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

WEI WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,972

MONTEREY PARK

California

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,949

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ROBERTO SOLIS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,936

LUBBOCK

Texas

SUNIL RAMAPRASAD M.D., F.A.C.C.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,844

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

SHANTILAL PATEL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,840

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

JOSEPH GALICHIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,804

WICHITA

Kansas

WILLAM SKINNER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,786

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,755

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

DAVID EVANS M. D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,738

SEARCY

Arkansas