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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
RICHARD HUYNH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled150

SAN FRANCISCO

California

ALVARO CACERES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled149

DELANO

California

GEORGE SAUNDERS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled148

CALABASH

North Carolina

SONAL ARORA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled148

SANFORD

North Carolina

CARLOS MALDONADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

JAMES WITTEN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled147

SALEM

Virginia

ROHINI ALAY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled146

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

JUAN CEVALLOS MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled146

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

BYRON RANDOLPH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled145

DURHAM

North Carolina

RAYMOND MIKELIONIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled145

ROSEVILLE

California

ADEL SANDOUK M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled144

GLENDORA

California

PAUL MANNING M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled144

CLINTON

Iowa

UMBREEN LODI MD

Allergy

Claims Filled143

ATLANTA

Georgia

RAYMOND PETIT M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled142

ATTLEBORO

Massachusetts

ROY BERRY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled142

SACRAMENTO

California

TIMOTHY NGO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled142

SACRAMENTO

California

AJIT SANDHU M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled142

FREMONT

California

SHAKIL KHAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled141

TOLEDO

Ohio

MORRIS BROWN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled141

DAYTON

Ohio

TOM KOGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

SACRAMENTO

California

RALPH BINDER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled140

EASTCHESTER

New York

SAUL LANES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled139

MIAMI

Florida

ANDREW RODGERS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

LIVERMORE

California

RICHARD PIEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

SELMA

California

WILLY CHUA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled139

MIAMI

Florida