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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 »

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Top prescribers for QVAR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOSEPH JORDAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

OAKLAND

California

DAVID DIENHART M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

MURRAY

Utah

FREDRICK GILL M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled50

CLACKAMAS

Oregon

HONG TAO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MILPITAS

California

YAN MENG M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

MODESTO

California

QUY NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROSEMEAD

California

TAN TRAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

BAKERSFIELD

California

MAY WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BELLFLOWER

California

JAMES SIY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FOLSOM

California

DARRYLE BULLARD MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

FAIRHOPE

Alabama

BARBARA ROTH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BYESVILLE

Ohio

AMRITA DESHPANDE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAYWARD

California

HECTOR RODRIGUEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

CIDRA

Puerto Rico

JONATHAN HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAYWARD

California

RICHARD BROWN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN DIEGO

California

KIET TRAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

ANISUL ASLAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FOLSOM

California

EASTERN PRIMARY MEDICAL SERVICES, P.S.C.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

GURABO

Puerto Rico

GEHAN DEVENDRA MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled50

SACRAMENTO

California

ANTONIS ANTONIOU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FRESNO

California

ROBERT BEESON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAFAYETTE

Colorado

DIANA MARQUARDT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN DIEGO

California

KOMGRIT CHUKIERT MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

NEW HARTFORD

New York

JERRY DOUGLAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLEARLAKE

California

ROGER RAIMUNDO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROSEVILLE

California