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QVAR

BECLOMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE

Qvar (Beclomethasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

824K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 270 of 3362

$146M
Retail Cost

Rank: 177 of 3362

290,339
Patients

Rank: 237 of 3362

98,313
Prescribers

Rank: 249 of 3362

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31%

of people say

it's worth it

28%

of people say

it worked well

24%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 95,700 230,968 $34M
New York 13,437 43,988 $8.38M
Michigan 13,501 41,374 $8.28M
Washington 13,599 40,217 $6.88M
Florida 12,822 37,778 $7.15M
Ohio 9,546 28,875 $5.85M
North Carolina 8,740 27,256 $4.98M
Oregon 8,310 23,816 $3.86M
Texas 7,593 19,955 $3.88M
Colorado 6,607 17,990 $2.92M
Illinois 5,820 17,752 $3.59M
Massachusetts 5,491 16,895 $3.21M
Pennsylvania 5,201 16,832 $3.3M
Tennessee 5,258 16,117 $3.07M
Arizona 5,378 15,658 $3.12M
Georgia 4,720 13,763 $2.36M
Virginia 4,828 13,528 $2.45M
Wisconsin 3,987 12,525 $2.46M
Indiana 4,225 12,239 $2.44M
Minnesota 3,966 12,118 $2.44M
Missouri 3,692 11,877 $2.32M
New Jersey 3,789 11,047 $2.21M
Iowa 3,500 11,014 $2.01M
Kentucky 2,691 8,434 $1.65M
Maryland 3,110 7,918 $1.28M
South Carolina 2,570 7,578 $1.43M
Nevada 2,668 7,534 $1.51M
Alabama 1,995 5,782 $1.11M
New Mexico 1,873 5,349 $1.02M
Idaho 1,813 5,274 $971K
Hawaii 2,424 5,222 $697K
Oklahoma 1,786 5,101 $976K
Connecticut 1,613 4,961 $1.02M
Kansas 1,403 4,703 $880K
Rhode Island 1,294 4,144 $750K
Mississippi 1,467 4,108 $728K
West Virginia 1,183 3,846 $746K
Maine 1,070 3,799 $811K
Louisiana 1,260 3,476 $639K
Arkansas 1,052 3,445 $640K
Utah 900 2,443 $469K
Nebraska 496 1,601 $291K
Delaware 526 1,528 $311K
District of Columbia 635 1,471 $216K
New Hampshire 464 1,450 $282K
Montana 406 1,231 $231K
South Dakota 374 1,151 $219K
North Dakota 278 828 $154K
Vermont 299 788 $158K
Alaska 270 711 $149K
Wyoming 148 446 $88.3K
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. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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
ELENA PERNASWAECHTER

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

BRIAN DOLNICK DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MODESTO

California

RICHARD SVEUM

Pediatric Allergy/Immunology

Claims Filled50

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

DANIEL CHYU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN JOSE

California

ROGER EAGAN MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled50

BREMERTON

Washington

JASON LADWIG M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

KALAMAZOO

Michigan

SUZANNE BENTLEY NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

SAN DIEGO

California

SANDY CHUN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MOUNTAIN VIEW

California

AMRITA DESHPANDE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

UNION CITY

California

CIRILO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

JEROME SITNER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DETROIT

Michigan

TIMOTEO CANIO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LIVERMORE

California

PAMELA DIAS NURSE PRACTITIONER

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

STOCKTON

California

KEVIN CLEARY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHOENIX

Arizona

BIMALROY SHAH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SELMA

California

WILLIAM GAINES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

AUBURN

Massachusetts

SUSAN FIXMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAKEWOOD

Colorado

JAMES KELLING MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

BREVARD

North Carolina

ANN GHORY M.D

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled50

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JOANIE LOH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DALY CITY

California

NIRAV PATEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

RENTON

Washington

DENNIS DOMINGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EL CAJON

California

GLENN THORP MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

GARDNERVILLE

Nevada

JOHN HUGHES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

PLANO

Texas

CARLTON DAWES NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

WARREN

Michigan