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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
DEAN BARTHOLOMEW MD

Claims Filled73

SARATOGA

Wyoming

BILL WILLIAMS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled61

SHERIDAN

Wyoming

LORI TOBLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

DOUGLAS

Wyoming

COLLEEN HANSON PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled85

THERMOPOLIS

Wyoming

JOHN THURSTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled148

WORLAND

Wyoming

LEAH MUTHURI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

ROCK SPRINGS

Wyoming

AMANDA DIEFENDERFER PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled165

CHEYENNE

Wyoming

JOHN KLINKENBORG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

FT WASHAKIE

Wyoming

MARK CARDINAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

FORT WASHAKIE

Wyoming

JAMES ANDERSON M.D.

Claims Filled103

CASPER

Wyoming

LAURI PALMER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled59

WHEATLAND

Wyoming

PAUL LEHMITZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled96

LARAMIE

Wyoming

DEBRA GRINER FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled188

CASPER

Wyoming

MICHAEL MILLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled61

RIVERTON

Wyoming

JOSEPH MICKELSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled186

CASPER

Wyoming

MICHAEL MILLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

CHEYENNE

Wyoming

TODD BAINTER D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

LANDER

Wyoming

GERARD COURNOYER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled126

ROCK SPRINGS

Wyoming

JOHN SLOAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled96

GREEN RIVER

Wyoming

MICHAEL HIGGINBOTHAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled174

CHEYENNE

Wyoming

IAN HUNTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled138

SHERIDAN

Wyoming

GLORIA STODDARD FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled56

LARAMIE

Wyoming

ELLEN JUHL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

CHEYENNE

Wyoming

WENDY PRICE PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled193

CASPER

Wyoming

DANA IDEEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled85

CASPER

Wyoming