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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
ALLEN SLOAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled490

NORTH AUGUSTA

South Carolina

MICHAEL TSCHICKARDT M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled489

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

FRED DEFRANCESCH MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled489

LA PLACE

Louisiana

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled485

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

EDWIN COLON MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled483

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

DALE ESSMYER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled482

MILAN

Missouri

ASHOK PARMAR M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled481

BAKERSFIELD

California

ROBERT ULSETH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled479

OCALA

Florida

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled476

VANCOUVER

Washington

ALLAN BURNSIDE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled471

DOLORES

Colorado

RENAUD RODRIGUE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled469

DALLAS

Texas

VIPUL KABARIA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled468

TAMPA

Florida

JAYEN PATEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled467

TULSA

Oklahoma

KULDIP DEOGUN M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled461

STERLING HEIGHTS

Michigan

DONOVAN HOLDER MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled461

CLIFTON SPRINGS

New York

JEAN YOU M.D

Rehabilitation Practitioner

Claims Filled460

KENNEWICK

Washington

SHARON GLANDT NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled453

MANITOWOC

Wisconsin

SAMUEL ALLEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled453

QUITMAN

Mississippi

JAMES DONAHUE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled452

JACKSON

Michigan

STEVEN SIMON MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled451

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas

LAWRENCE WINIKUR M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled450

DANVILLE

Virginia

BRENT FOX M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled449

SALISBURY

Maryland

CINDY GLENNIE GNP

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled448

LACROSSE

Wisconsin

MICHAEL DOLE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled448

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

ERIC HAYNES M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled447

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida