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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
JOSE PACHECO

Managed Care Organizations, Health Maintenance Organization

Claims Filled260

BINGHAMTON

New York

EUGENE KENIGSBERG MD

Allergy

Claims Filled256

WOODLAND HILLS

California

DANIEL PATRON MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled243

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

VISHNU PATEL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled239

PRINCETON

West Virginia

RICHARD ALDANA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled232

ANAHEIM

California

KENNETH WAYNE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled230

OTTUMWA

Iowa

MIROSLAV NUDELMAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled229

EASTCHESTER

New York

RAFAEL RUIZ GONZALEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled229

CANOVANAS

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM SANTIAGO BUTLER M.D.,

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled220

PONCE

Puerto Rico

MIRIAM MARTINEZ-TORRES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled212

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

JAHAIRA SERRANO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled208

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

CHARLES KISTLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled208

COLUMBUS

Ohio

MICHAEL EHRIE M.D.

Claims Filled206

ASHLAND

Kentucky

SHAYLA FRISBY M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled196

STOCKTON

California

NEISA TORRES REYES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled193

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

GLORIMAR SANTOS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled193

CANOVANAS

Puerto Rico

DAVID KAMELHAR MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled191

NEW YORK

New York

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled189

GARDEN GROVE

California

RYAN TRAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled183

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ANDREW ASHBY MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled181

IOWA CITY

Iowa

MYRIA MUNOZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled174

LEOMINSTER

Massachusetts

MICHAEL MORELLI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled173

EASTCHESTER

New York

VINOD PATEL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled172

PLANTATION

Florida

JOSEPH CAIMOL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled172

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ABBAS MANSOUR M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled168

EASLEY

South Carolina