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Prescriber Checkup

QVAR

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

628K
Medicare Part D Claims
$93M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 208,203 $27.2M
Washington 32,918 $4.63M
Florida 31,777 $4.94M
New York 27,005 $4.26M
Michigan 26,489 $4.37M
Ohio 22,003 $3.58M
Oregon 20,176 $2.77M
North Carolina 19,046 $2.95M
Colorado 15,126 $2M
Texas 13,623 $2.25M
Illinois 13,554 $2.32M
Tennessee 12,726 $2M
Massachusetts 11,880 $1.88M
Georgia 11,404 $1.66M
Arizona 10,982 $1.89M
Pennsylvania 10,934 $1.82M
Virginia 10,285 $1.6M
Missouri 9,456 $1.55M
Minnesota 9,355 $1.61M
Indiana 9,239 $1.54M
Nevada 8,256 $1.44M
Wisconsin 7,877 $1.3M
Iowa 7,397 $1.15M
Kentucky 6,912 $1.14M
New Jersey 6,822 $1.16M
Maryland 5,633 $771K
South Carolina 5,210 $828K
Hawaii 4,482 $519K
Alabama 4,284 $682K
Idaho 4,053 $642K
Connecticut 3,878 $658K
Oklahoma 3,716 $585K
West Virginia 3,417 $562K
Kansas 3,284 $518K
Rhode Island 3,135 $482K
Mississippi 3,115 $481K
New Mexico 2,968 $480K
Maine 2,924 $519K
Louisiana 2,800 $443K
Arkansas 2,508 $400K
Utah 1,557 $257K
District of Columbia 1,228 $150K
Nebraska 1,166 $183K
New Hampshire 993 $168K
Delaware 809 $135K
Montana 780 $127K
South Dakota 699 $116K
Alaska 639 $118K
North Dakota 553 $95K
Vermont 448 $72.1K
Wyoming 400 $65.8K
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?

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Top prescribers for QVAR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JORGE SANCHEZ-MASIQUES MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled2,047

MIAMI

Florida

LUIS DE JESUS VARGAS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,471

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

JUAN CANDELARIO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled865

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

GARO DARIAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled619

PASADENA

California

ERNESTO MEJIA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled591

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

JEFFREY HARRIS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled576

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

BASIL QANDIL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled535

HAMTRAMCK

Michigan

REINALDO GONZALEZ MARTINEZ MD FCCP

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled516

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ANDRES REDONDO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled513

MIAMI

Florida

NESTOR FLORES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled445

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

SAMUEL AMILL-ACOSTA M.D., FCCP

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled437

MANATI

Puerto Rico

ANDREW DIXON MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled405

BELFAST

Maine

LUIS VELEZ-QUINONES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled357

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled337

MIAMI

Florida

HUAN LE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled336

SAN DIEGO

California

CARLOS MONTALVO BONILLA

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled336

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

SAMUEL SUAREZ BAEZ MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled330

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JOSEPH KUEI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled315

MONTEREY PARK

California

LARRY JEW M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled306

SAN FRANCISCO

California

REUVEN MOSHENYAT

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled298

BROOKLYN

New York

PEDRO MONROIG QUILES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled290

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JAY LOU M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled267

SHOREVIEW

Minnesota

DARIO CASTELLANOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled265

BRONX

New York

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

HIALEAH

Florida

JONATHAN SCHWARTZ MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled263

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma