ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » SINGLE USE SWAB

SINGLE USE SWAB

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

262K
Medicare Part D Claims
$1.23M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 83,170 $256K
California 16,767 $58.6K
Michigan 15,248 $59.9K
Tennessee 13,808 $70.4K
Illinois 13,751 $60.2K
Ohio 11,385 $52.4K
Florida 11,382 $72.5K
Pennsylvania 7,674 $30.5K
Texas 7,593 $55.9K
Minnesota 7,397 $31.6K
Missouri 6,580 $34.8K
South Carolina 5,296 $37.7K
Washington 4,977 $23.4K
North Carolina 4,815 $37.6K
Virginia 4,261 $35.3K
Indiana 3,923 $23.4K
Louisiana 3,312 $30K
Massachusetts 3,251 $10.7K
Arizona 3,226 $19.1K
Georgia 3,130 $24.8K
Wisconsin 2,304 $14.2K
Nebraska 2,278 $9,115
Colorado 2,210 $12.3K
Mississippi 2,043 $15.5K
Kentucky 2,006 $16.8K
Arkansas 1,841 $16.1K
Alabama 1,803 $15.4K
Oregon 1,767 $9,550
Nevada 1,687 $12.2K
Oklahoma 1,339 $10.8K
Hawaii 1,330 $5,424
Kansas 1,134 $8,595
West Virginia 1,099 $9,466
Iowa 965 $6,619
Maine 961 $4,883
New Jersey 913 $3,762
Utah 871 $6,441
New Mexico 827 $5,750
Vermont 624 $2,104
Maryland 590 $2,492
Idaho 540 $3,789
North Dakota 308 $1,563
South Dakota 298 $1,766
District of Columbia 290 $1,010
Montana 287 $2,034
Connecticut 270 $1,152
New Hampshire 183 $788
Alaska 157 $562
Rhode Island 149 $570
Wyoming 102 $553
Delaware 59 $313
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for SINGLE USE SWAB

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HUMANA PHARMACY INC

Suppliers, Mail Order Pharmacy

Claims Filled43,518

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

HUMANA PHARMACY INC

Suppliers, Mail Order Pharmacy

Claims Filled2,642

PHOENIX

Arizona

LAURENCE PETTY M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled395

PLANT CITY

Florida

STELLA ILYAYEVA PHYSICIAN, P.C.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled331

FOREST HILLS

New York

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled301

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

CHRISTOPHER CHOW DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled286

NEW YORK

New York

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled286

DUNEDIN

Florida

DONZELLA DIXON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled274

NEW YORK

New York

FRANCISCO ROSARIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled262

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERT PERKINS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled250

SHELBY

North Carolina

MAHMOUD RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled249

DEARBORN

Michigan

BASEL BRIKHO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled239

LATHRUP VILLAGE

Michigan

VICENTE LOPEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled228

MIAMI

Florida

RAMON URROZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled228

MIAMI

Florida

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled227

NEW YORK

New York

MICHELLE NASHLEANAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled221

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MAX FRANCOIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled220

NEW YORK

New York

ESTHER KATZEFF DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled218

MIAMI

Florida

EMIL SITTO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled214

STERLING HEIGHTS

Michigan

STACEY SULLIVAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled210

KAYENTA

Arizona

YONHEE CHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled203

NEW YORK

New York

BENJAMIN BENNOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled196

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JAVID YADEGAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled189

BROOKLYN

New York

THOMAS HOKANSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled187

DARLINGTON

South Carolina

MATIN SHARAFATKHAH M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled186

BROOKLYN

New York