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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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for QVAR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LUIS TORRELLAS RUIZ M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled168

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

MINH HUYNH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled166

SAN JOSE

California

MARK STEIN M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled166

NORTH PALM BEACH

Florida

ROSA ROMAN CARLO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled166

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

GREGORY ARDOIN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled165

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

OSMANY RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled164

MIAMI

Florida

MICHAEL SCHATZ MD

Allergy

Claims Filled164

SAN DIEGO

California

BALTAZAR RODRIGUEZ CRUZ

General Practice

Claims Filled164

LARES

Puerto Rico

JOHN BELANY DO

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled164

WARREN

Ohio

JEROME LIM DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled162

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ROBERTO LUGLIANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled162

LONG BEACH

California

ALEJO LUINA PORTILLA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled161

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

RAYMOND BROW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled160

SAN RAFAEL

California

MICHAEL MATSUMOTO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled160

SAN JOSE

California

GEORGE BARROS MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled159

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

LORI SELLECK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled159

NOVATO

California

PHONG NGUYEN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled157

MC LEAN

Virginia

DAOUD FARAJ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled156

DEARBORN

Michigan

M SALIM MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled156

CHANDLER

Arizona

SUNIT PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled156

MERCED

California

SANTPAL MAVI M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled155

GALLIPOLIS

Ohio

RICHARD KHALIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled154

BRONX

New York

RONALD LANG M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled152

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

SAM WEISS M.D.

Allergy

Claims Filled151

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

CIRILO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled150

MIAMI

Florida