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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
SUZANNE YOKOYAMA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled142

SAN JOSE

California

PATRICK KAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

CLOVIS

California

CRAIG ARAKAKI MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled141

FONTANA

California

RONALD LANG M.D.

Claims Filled140

BEVERLY HILLS

California

ROY BERRY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled140

SACRAMENTO

California

RAYMUND DAMIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

SAN RAFAEL

California

ANDREW RODGERS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

LIVERMORE

California

MARK STEIN M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled139

NORTH PALM BEACH

Florida

REGINALD MASON MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled138

ATLANTA

Georgia

MIROSLAV NUDELMAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled138

EASTCHESTER

New York

AARON SHEETS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

LARGO

Florida

NANCY YU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled137

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

OSMANY RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled137

MIAMI

Florida

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled137

HIALEAH

Florida

RALPH BINDER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled136

EASTCHESTER

New York

MICHAEL MORELLI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled136

EASTCHESTER

New York

LORRAINE LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled136

DALY CITY

California

PANKAJ PATEL M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled135

MIDLAND

Texas

DELFINO GONZALES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled135

SACRAMENTO

California

STEVEN DUNLAP MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled134

ROSEVILLE

California

MICHAEL WILDER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled134

SAN DIEGO

California

VIVENCIO NAVARRO MSN, ANP-BC

Registered Nurse

Claims Filled134

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ORNA HANANEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled133

SAN RAFAEL

California

JAMES WITTEN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled133

SALEM

Virginia

ARTURO SUAREZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

HIALEAH

Florida