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Prescriber Checkup

QVAR

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

770K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 272 of 3238

$124M
Retail Cost

Rank: 185 of 3238

271,357
Patients

Rank: 239 of 3238

90,629
Prescribers

Rank: 255 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 94,260 226,245 $31.4M
New York 11,649 38,288 $6.59M
Florida 12,152 37,732 $6.39M
Washington 12,242 36,738 $5.67M
Michigan 11,785 35,898 $6.52M
Ohio 9,028 27,476 $4.83M
North Carolina 8,479 26,411 $4.36M
Oregon 7,659 22,315 $3.35M
Texas 6,789 18,101 $3.18M
Colorado 6,147 16,949 $2.48M
Illinois 4,889 15,538 $2.83M
Tennessee 4,954 15,450 $2.64M
Massachusetts 4,698 14,774 $2.55M
Pennsylvania 4,540 14,390 $2.54M
Arizona 4,891 14,215 $2.56M
Georgia 4,548 12,969 $2.04M
Virginia 4,364 12,373 $2.06M
Indiana 3,894 11,161 $2.06M
Missouri 3,311 11,064 $1.95M
Minnesota 3,467 10,852 $2.01M
Wisconsin 3,315 10,821 $1.91M
Iowa 3,058 9,504 $1.58M
New Jersey 3,027 8,705 $1.61M
Nevada 2,844 8,614 $1.58M
Kentucky 2,498 8,031 $1.43M
Maryland 2,624 6,523 $978K
South Carolina 2,034 6,129 $1.05M
Alabama 1,902 5,580 $955K
Idaho 1,663 4,823 $802K
Connecticut 1,564 4,814 $893K
Hawaii 2,199 4,801 $610K
Oklahoma 1,531 4,325 $741K
New Mexico 1,472 4,157 $714K
Kansas 1,220 4,038 $688K
Rhode Island 1,205 3,959 $658K
Mississippi 1,364 3,855 $620K
West Virginia 1,088 3,760 $657K
Maine 966 3,474 $669K
Louisiana 1,177 3,368 $565K
Arkansas 1,048 3,317 $569K
Utah 707 2,078 $359K
District of Columbia 551 1,402 $187K
Nebraska 441 1,398 $232K
New Hampshire 385 1,269 $232K
Delaware 427 1,211 $226K
South Dakota 330 1,020 $178K
Montana 328 1,001 $170K
North Dakota 229 745 $133K
Alaska 237 659 $134K
Vermont 215 600 $107K
Wyoming 146 473 $82.5K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients Methodology »

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Top prescribers for QVAR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JORGE SANCHEZ-MASIQUES MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,885

MIAMI

Florida

LUIS DE JESUS VARGAS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,211

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

JUAN CANDELARIO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled956

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

LUIS VELEZ-QUINONES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled700

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

JEFFREY HARRIS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled588

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

REINALDO GONZALEZ MARTINEZ MD FCCP

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled580

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled525

MIAMI

Florida

ANDRES REDONDO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled519

MIAMI

Florida

GARO DARIAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled495

PASADENA

California

ANDREW DIXON MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled472

BELFAST

Maine

REUVEN MOSHENYAT

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled470

BROOKLYN

New York

NESTOR FLORES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled463

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

ERNESTO MEJIA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled435

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

DAVID KAMELHAR MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled417

NEW YORK

New York

MOHAMMAD-ALI EL-HARAKEH MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled390

PRESCOTT

Arizona

JONATHAN SCHWARTZ MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled385

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

OSCAR RIVERA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled374

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

CARLOS MONTALVO BONILLA

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled372

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

SAMUEL AMILL-ACOSTA M.D., FCCP

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled351

MANATI

Puerto Rico

MIROSLAV NUDELMAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled349

EASTCHESTER

New York

WILLIAM SANTIAGO BUTLER M.D.,

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled334

PONCE

Puerto Rico

PEDRO MONROIG QUILES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled326

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

LARRY JEW M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled299

SAN FRANCISCO

California

HUAN LE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled293

SAN DIEGO

California

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled272

VAN NUYS

California