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QVAR

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

375K
Medicare Part D Claims
$71.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 197,779 $22.1M
Washington 29,246 $3.44M
Florida 26,227 $3.48M
New York 20,799 $2.83M
Oregon 18,358 $2.15M
Michigan 17,832 $2.52M
Puerto Rico 17,831 $2.34M
Ohio 17,702 $2.5M
Colorado 15,140 $1.66M
North Carolina 13,060 $1.75M
Illinois 11,784 $1.7M
Texas 11,772 $1.64M
Tennessee 10,567 $1.41M
Georgia 10,196 $1.25M
Arizona 10,174 $1.51M
Massachusetts 10,144 $1.38M
Nevada 9,487 $1.47M
Pennsylvania 9,284 $1.33M
Virginia 9,089 $1.15M
Missouri 8,756 $1.22M
Minnesota 8,186 $1.22M
Indiana 7,599 $1.08M
Wisconsin 6,133 $862K
Iowa 6,070 $824K
Kentucky 5,875 $841K
Maryland 5,182 $560K
New Jersey 4,523 $632K
Hawaii 4,262 $394K
South Carolina 4,147 $563K
Alabama 3,599 $476K
Idaho 3,429 $471K
Oklahoma 3,240 $443K
Rhode Island 2,828 $362K
West Virginia 2,780 $381K
Connecticut 2,752 $388K
Kansas 2,740 $387K
New Mexico 2,678 $360K
Maine 2,662 $401K
Mississippi 2,224 $295K
Arkansas 1,944 $265K
Louisiana 1,829 $248K
Utah 1,301 $190K
District of Columbia 1,039 $94.3K
Nebraska 920 $123K
New Hampshire 807 $118K
Delaware 670 $98.2K
Montana 661 $88.2K
South Dakota 641 $88.2K
Alaska 521 $83.5K
North Dakota 506 $73.8K
Vermont 374 $51.2K
Wyoming 363 $55.7K
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About 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
MANUEL GONCALVES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BELLFLOWER

California

KENNETH NAMKUNG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PORT ORCHARD

Washington

ADRIAN JAMES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

OAKLAND

California

SUSHMA KAUL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

NEW HARTFORD

New York

LI-FEN LEE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAKEWOOD

Colorado

TERRY GRAVES M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled50

WAUWATOSA

Wisconsin

GINA HOWEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WOODLAND HILLS

California

GERALD MUTHU M.D,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CASA GRANDE

Arizona

ARTHUR KNODEL MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled50

TACOMA

Washington

IYAD ALOSACHIE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAZEL PARK

Michigan

MARTIN MAZAR MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled50

WALNUT CREEK

California

WILLIAM GAINES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

AUBURN

Massachusetts

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Claims Filled50

COLUMBIA

Missouri

DEBORAH KATZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROSEVILLE

California

GURPRAKASH GREWAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

TODD ROSENTHAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TAMPA

Florida

ANN FERRIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ALAMOS

New Mexico

SHARON WONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LIBERTYVILLE

Illinois

SOUHEIL HABBAL MD

Allergy

Claims Filled50

BALDWIN PARK

California

WILLARD HUNTER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EUREKA

California

FRANCIS ADAMS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

KYAW AUNG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

VACAVILLE

California

MARK PLUMB M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

WEST ALLIS

Wisconsin

DAVID DIENHART M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

MURRAY

Utah

LUIS GUERRERO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

BRONX

New York