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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
PEDRO CARBALLO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,231

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD ABBEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,229

HOUMA

Louisiana

MUSTAFA RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,225

BECKLEY

West Virginia

GILBERTO GASTELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,224

UNION CITY

New Jersey

WAI LEE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,224

ELKHART

Indiana

YURY ZAMDBORG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,221

BROOKLYN

New York

FRANKLIN WEFALD M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,217

SMITHFIELD

North Carolina

YOOHEE JOUN

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled1,211

NEW YORK

New York

DEAN KEREIAKES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,209

CINCINNATI

Ohio

YEVGENIA ZINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,207

BROOKLYN

New York

BORIS GUREVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,205

CHICAGO

Illinois

MANUEL VEGA MD, FACC, FSCAI

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,203

DUBLIN

Georgia

ANIS CHALHOUB M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,201

LONDON

Kentucky

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,200

MIAMI

Florida

HENRY SHOENTHAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,200

NEW PARIS

Pennsylvania

CLINT DOIRON M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,197

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

ROGELIO ZALDIVAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,196

MIAMI

Florida

SAMIR DABBOUS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,194

DEARBORN

Michigan

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,192

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

OSCAR MENDEZ TURINO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,192

MIAMI

Florida

DEEPAK KAPADIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,191

MADISONVILLE

Kentucky

MOHAMMAD GHANI M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,183

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

DANIEL CROCKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,182

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

WAI LEUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,182

FLUSHING

New York

ANDRE NOLEWAJKA MD; M.CL.SC

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,181

FORT SMITH

Arkansas