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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
SWARUPA REDDY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

THOMAS WESTBROOK M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled132

PENSACOLA

Florida

ABNER BAGENSTOSE MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled131

COLUMBUS

Ohio

ABBAS MANSOUR M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled130

EASLEY

South Carolina

TUAN TRAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

STOCKTON

California

JAMES HANSBROUGH M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled130

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

PAUL BRENC M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled129

LONGVIEW

Washington

ERNEST ARRAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled129

NAPA

California

KISHORE MASKEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

ANTIOCH

California

KURT VON HARTLEBEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

RICHARD PIEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

SELMA

California

GEORGE LUM MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled127

WALNUT CREEK

California

SHEILA MAYO-OLANO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled127

UPPER MARLBORO

Maryland

JIBESH SAHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

FRESNO

California

MIROSLAV ZOTOVIC M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled126

AIKEN

South Carolina

THAN THAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

ANTIOCH

California

RICHARD CROCKETT MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled125

DENVER

Colorado

STAN ZINKOVSKY OTR, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled124

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

BYRON RANDOLPH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

DURHAM

North Carolina

INNA RAVKIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

SAN JOSE

California

CHRIS BOGGS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled124

ANDERSON

South Carolina

HEIDI HODGE M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled123

LONGVIEW

Washington

IRMA CASTRO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled123

FRESNO

California

JUAN CEVALLOS MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled123

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

CHARLES KISTLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled122

COLUMBUS

Ohio