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SENSIPAR

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

623K
Medicare Part D Claims
$500M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 76,809 $63.4M
Texas 46,288 $39.4M
New York 45,130 $35M
Florida 43,435 $33.9M
Georgia 32,155 $26.1M
Pennsylvania 28,628 $22M
North Carolina 25,914 $20.1M
Illinois 23,307 $18.5M
Ohio 20,580 $16.7M
New Jersey 19,794 $16.5M
Michigan 18,634 $15.2M
Virginia 16,938 $13.4M
Tennessee 16,468 $12.5M
Louisiana 15,034 $11.5M
Alabama 13,915 $11.1M
Maryland 13,910 $12.4M
South Carolina 13,585 $10.7M
Indiana 12,252 $9.86M
Mississippi 10,986 $9.3M
Missouri 10,246 $7.6M
Massachusetts 9,500 $7.75M
Washington 8,822 $7.32M
Arizona 8,729 $6.92M
Wisconsin 8,702 $6.67M
Connecticut 7,856 $6.45M
Kentucky 6,726 $5.28M
Colorado 5,714 $4.21M
Oklahoma 5,597 $5.12M
Arkansas 5,466 $4.29M
Oregon 5,124 $3.85M
Minnesota 5,011 $3.89M
Hawaii 4,794 $4.09M
Nevada 4,572 $3.64M
Kansas 4,279 $3.43M
Iowa 3,551 $2.61M
District of Columbia 3,370 $3.11M
West Virginia 3,188 $2.43M
New Mexico 2,417 $1.97M
Delaware 2,240 $2.02M
Idaho 2,178 $1.43M
Utah 1,712 $1.31M
Nebraska 1,671 $1.26M
Maine 1,420 $1.55M
Alaska 1,304 $659K
Rhode Island 1,280 $876K
South Dakota 945 $681K
New Hampshire 859 $746K
Vermont 727 $551K
Montana 721 $522K
North Dakota 442 $309K
Wyoming 381 $256K
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 »

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Top prescribers for SENSIPAR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BERNARD AZER D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled600

LOS ALAMITOS

California

ALLAN TURNER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled583

GREENWOOD

South Carolina

PHILIP BUTERA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled569

MOBILE

Alabama

JOHN LEE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled532

TUPELO

Mississippi

BONIFACE TUBIE M.D.

Claims Filled516

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

SHIRISH JOGLEKAR MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled462

JACKSON

Tennessee

LAKHI SAKHRANI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled458

ALHAMBRA

California

HAROLD BAER M.D. FACP

Nephrology

Claims Filled457

BAKERSFIELD

California

ROBERT DUNMIRE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled453

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

JORGE DIEGO MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled442

MIAMI

Florida

MUTHUSWAMI RAMACHANDRAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled439

LOXAHATCHEE

Florida

KAMLESH GUPTA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled436

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

CARLOS MARTINEZ M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled436

MACON

Georgia

RAFAEL ESQUENAZI MD FACP FASN

Nephrology

Claims Filled434

HOUSTON

Texas

CATHERINE CORRIGAN ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled427

RIDGEWOOD

New York

SAUMIL GANDHI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled421

SANTA PAULA

California

JAYESH SHAH MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled420

TAMPA

Florida

ZHIQIANG ZHANG MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled417

DUBLIN

Georgia

HUGH WILLIAMS MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled414

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

THOMAS WOOLDRIDGE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled400

TUPELO

Mississippi

SALIL MANGI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled399

MCALLEN

Texas

JAMES CROLL M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled399

BRONX

New York

MICHAEL GERMAIN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled398

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

PAUL MITNICK MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled397

WEST READING

Pennsylvania

UMA KUMAR MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled395

STOCKBRIDGE

Georgia