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Prescriber Checkup » FENTANYL

FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. This medicine is a narcotic pain reliever. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.32M
Medicare Part D Claims
$447M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 218,405 $40.8M
Pennsylvania 187,528 $27.9M
Florida 139,628 $23M
New York 131,345 $22.7M
Ohio 124,373 $17.4M
Texas 122,596 $21.6M
Illinois 115,475 $17.2M
Michigan 111,726 $17.3M
North Carolina 104,965 $17.9M
Indiana 93,472 $14.7M
Wisconsin 82,516 $11.1M
Missouri 78,784 $12.4M
Georgia 78,195 $12.9M
Tennessee 76,372 $12.2M
New Jersey 75,816 $11M
Virginia 61,614 $9.38M
Washington 57,051 $8.82M
Minnesota 55,272 $7.83M
Kentucky 52,021 $7.88M
Iowa 50,845 $6.42M
Alabama 49,949 $8.38M
Oregon 49,820 $8.32M
Massachusetts 48,679 $8.28M
Oklahoma 46,159 $8.72M
Colorado 40,520 $6.95M
Arizona 38,963 $7.42M
Kansas 38,328 $5.74M
South Carolina 37,944 $6.74M
Mississippi 35,473 $5.91M
Connecticut 35,128 $5.81M
Maryland 34,631 $5.23M
Louisiana 32,239 $5.43M
Arkansas 28,486 $4.92M
Nebraska 26,311 $3.5M
West Virginia 26,224 $3.87M
Idaho 22,066 $3.37M
Maine 19,770 $3.11M
Montana 17,863 $2.39M
South Dakota 17,248 $2.01M
Utah 16,582 $2.88M
New Hampshire 15,113 $2.49M
New Mexico 15,061 $2.48M
Nevada 14,185 $2.7M
North Dakota 12,872 $1.62M
Vermont 9,929 $1.58M
Delaware 9,468 $1.45M
Rhode Island 8,337 $1.35M
Hawaii 5,465 $968K
Wyoming 4,923 $764K
Alaska 4,552 $960K
Puerto Rico 3,922 $519K
District of Columbia 2,438 $325K
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 FENTANYL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MICHAEL EASTMAN PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled715

BOISE

Idaho

LAMAR MOREE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled702

ALBANY

Georgia

CLEMENCIA RASQUINHA M.D

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled691

ENGLEWOOD

Colorado

MEDHAT REHEEM MD

Specialist

Claims Filled689

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

JAMES BRESSI DO

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled684

STOW

Ohio

FABIAN RAMOS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled684

BRADENTON

Florida

MARCOM HERREN D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled684

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

MICHAEL SCHWARTZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled683

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled681

LORAIN

Ohio

RAYMOND SORENSEN DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled681

TULSA

Oklahoma

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled675

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

DANIEL HARRIS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled667

BEAUMONT

Texas

GEORGE BOJRAB MD

Claims Filled663

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

MICHAEL BUTLER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled656

BREMERTON

Washington

BRUCE MACKEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled643

EDMOND

Oklahoma

KRISTINE ISENMAN PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled643

LONG BEACH

California

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled641

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

MARK PIACENTINI MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled633

PROSPECT

Ohio

MOACIR SCHNAPP MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled628

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

AHMED AMAYEM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled621

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled620

DUBLIN

Georgia

RAJBIR MINHAS M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled620

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ELISABETH JEFFORDS PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled618

DES MOINES

Iowa

MICHAEL KENDRICK MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled616

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

LAM NGUYEN DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled609

TULSA

Oklahoma