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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
DAVID CUNDEY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,440

AIKEN

South Carolina

MOHAMMAD KAMRAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,438

ANNISTON

Alabama

HARRY BISHOP M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,438

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,436

TUCKER

Georgia

ERNESTO RIVERA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,415

AMARILLO

Texas

SAADI ALBAGHDADI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,414

CLINTON

Iowa

ARUN KARSAN M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,413

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,404

LOS ANGELES

California

THEODORE SCHREIBER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,403

WARREN

Michigan

SATHISHCHANDR RAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,391

LOGAN

West Virginia

SEYDI AKSUT MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,387

SELMA

Alabama

WILLIAM HILL M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,386

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

KRISHNAMOHAN NAMBURI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,380

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

JAMES WARE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,377

ROME

Georgia

AVICHAI ERES MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,374

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

DINESH SHAW M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,368

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

JOAQUIN MARTINEZ-ARRARAS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,367

AMARILLO

Texas

THANAD SHAY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,360

PEORIA

Illinois

JAMES CRENSHAW MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,360

JACKSON

Tennessee

ZOILO ABAD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,356

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN PRATHER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,356

CORINTH

Mississippi

BRUCE MURPHY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,355

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

MARC MOREAU M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,352

AMARILLO

Texas

MOSES HYUN MD

Claims Filled1,345

LOS ANGELES

California

MOHAMED KHAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,333

REDDING

California