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SENSIPAR

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

417K
Medicare Part D Claims
$394M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 65,407 $50M
Texas 40,079 $31.3M
New York 38,712 $28.2M
Florida 35,603 $25.7M
Georgia 27,004 $20.3M
Pennsylvania 24,087 $17.1M
North Carolina 21,386 $15.6M
Illinois 19,766 $14.9M
Ohio 17,207 $12.7M
New Jersey 16,537 $12.5M
Michigan 15,138 $11.5M
Virginia 14,058 $10.5M
Tennessee 13,577 $9.46M
Louisiana 12,393 $8.7M
Maryland 12,186 $10.1M
South Carolina 11,522 $8.42M
Alabama 11,276 $8.17M
Indiana 10,089 $7.39M
Mississippi 9,663 $7.54M
Arizona 8,744 $6.47M
Missouri 8,573 $6.26M
Massachusetts 8,363 $6.35M
Washington 7,929 $6.07M
Connecticut 7,032 $5.16M
Wisconsin 6,792 $4.8M
Kentucky 5,652 $4.08M
Oklahoma 5,269 $4.45M
Colorado 4,911 $3.55M
Minnesota 4,732 $3.48M
Arkansas 4,474 $3.13M
Hawaii 4,145 $3.39M
Kansas 4,143 $3.02M
Nevada 4,119 $2.91M
Oregon 3,948 $2.79M
Iowa 3,018 $2.24M
District of Columbia 2,845 $2.38M
West Virginia 2,460 $1.66M
New Mexico 2,174 $1.58M
Delaware 1,956 $1.56M
Idaho 1,780 $1.17M
Utah 1,521 $1.11M
Nebraska 1,517 $1.03M
Maine 1,222 $1.25M
Alaska 1,212 $551K
Puerto Rico 1,063 $606K
Rhode Island 1,006 $628K
Montana 882 $650K
New Hampshire 803 $582K
South Dakota 775 $496K
Vermont 642 $454K
North Dakota 410 $304K
Wyoming 264 $145K
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 SENSIPAR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LAKHI SAKHRANI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled602

ALHAMBRA

California

PHILIP BUTERA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled549

MOBILE

Alabama

HARVEY GERSH MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled525

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

ROBERT DUNMIRE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled471

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

JOHN LEE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled470

TUPELO

Mississippi

RAFAEL ESQUENAZI MD FACP FASN

Nephrology

Claims Filled433

HOUSTON

Texas

KAMLESH GUPTA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled415

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

SALIL MANGI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled412

MCALLEN

Texas

HAROLD BAER M.D. FACP

Nephrology

Claims Filled411

BAKERSFIELD

California

BERNARD AZER D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled400

LOS ALAMITOS

California

ZHIQIANG ZHANG MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled397

DUBLIN

Georgia

ROBERT GO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled394

WACO

Texas

SHIRISH JOGLEKAR MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled389

JACKSON

Tennessee

BONIFACE TUBIE M.D.

Claims Filled388

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

GAUTAM DASGUPTA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled387

ATHENS

Georgia

ALLAN TURNER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled385

GREENWOOD

South Carolina

JAYESH SHAH MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled382

TAMPA

Florida

ALFREDO SANCHEZ-FORTIS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled378

MIAMI SHORES

Florida

CLAY WILSON MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled369

AUGUSTA

Georgia

DIRK BERRY MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled367

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

RAUL SANTOS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled352

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

WILLIAM KENDRICK M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled352

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

UMA KUMAR MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled350

STOCKBRIDGE

Georgia

HUGH WILLIAMS MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled347

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

FERNANDO RAUDALES MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled347

EL PASO

Texas