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QVAR

Qvar is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

770K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 272 of 3238

$124M
Retail Cost

Rank: 185 of 3238

271,357
Patients

Rank: 239 of 3238

90,629
Prescribers

Rank: 255 of 3238

User Reviews of QVAR »

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40%

of people say

it's worth it

27%

of people say

it worked well

27%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 94,260 226,245 $31.4M
New York 11,649 38,288 $6.59M
Florida 12,152 37,732 $6.39M
Washington 12,242 36,738 $5.67M
Michigan 11,785 35,898 $6.52M
Ohio 9,028 27,476 $4.83M
North Carolina 8,479 26,411 $4.36M
Oregon 7,659 22,315 $3.35M
Texas 6,789 18,101 $3.18M
Colorado 6,147 16,949 $2.48M
Illinois 4,889 15,538 $2.83M
Tennessee 4,954 15,450 $2.64M
Massachusetts 4,698 14,774 $2.55M
Pennsylvania 4,540 14,390 $2.54M
Arizona 4,891 14,215 $2.56M
Georgia 4,548 12,969 $2.04M
Virginia 4,364 12,373 $2.06M
Indiana 3,894 11,161 $2.06M
Missouri 3,311 11,064 $1.95M
Minnesota 3,467 10,852 $2.01M
Wisconsin 3,315 10,821 $1.91M
Iowa 3,058 9,504 $1.58M
New Jersey 3,027 8,705 $1.61M
Nevada 2,844 8,614 $1.58M
Kentucky 2,498 8,031 $1.43M
Maryland 2,624 6,523 $978K
South Carolina 2,034 6,129 $1.05M
Alabama 1,902 5,580 $955K
Idaho 1,663 4,823 $802K
Connecticut 1,564 4,814 $893K
Hawaii 2,199 4,801 $610K
Oklahoma 1,531 4,325 $741K
New Mexico 1,472 4,157 $714K
Kansas 1,220 4,038 $688K
Rhode Island 1,205 3,959 $658K
Mississippi 1,364 3,855 $620K
West Virginia 1,088 3,760 $657K
Maine 966 3,474 $669K
Louisiana 1,177 3,368 $565K
Arkansas 1,048 3,317 $569K
Utah 707 2,078 $359K
District of Columbia 551 1,402 $187K
Nebraska 441 1,398 $232K
New Hampshire 385 1,269 $232K
Delaware 427 1,211 $226K
South Dakota 330 1,020 $178K
Montana 328 1,001 $170K
North Dakota 229 745 $133K
Alaska 237 659 $134K
Vermont 215 600 $107K
Wyoming 146 473 $82.5K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
FRANK MARTELL MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled165

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ALVARO CACERES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled165

DELANO

California

AJIT SANDHU M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled165

FREMONT

California

ERIC SCHENKEL MD

Allergy

Claims Filled164

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled164

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL MATSUMOTO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

SAN JOSE

California

GURSHARAN SAINI M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled162

DELANO

California

JUAN BUITRAGO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled162

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

JOSEPH KUEI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled161

MONTEREY PARK

California

RICHARD KHALIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled160

BRONX

New York

JOHN BELANY DO

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled160

WARREN

Ohio

ERASTO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled159

CIDRA

Puerto Rico

ANTHONY SHEN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled159

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ALBERTO ALONSO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled158

MIAMI

Florida

JUAN CEVALLOS MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled158

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

ROBERT SHELLMAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled158

GREENWOOD

Indiana

MICHAEL SCHATZ MD

Allergy

Claims Filled157

SAN DIEGO

California

RICHARD BROWN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled157

DETROIT

Michigan

BALTAZAR RODRIGUEZ CRUZ

General Practice

Claims Filled156

LARES

Puerto Rico

DORON BER M.D.

Allergy

Claims Filled155

MYSTIC

Connecticut

CONSTANTINE SAADEH M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled155

AMARILLO

Texas

ASHOK RAHEJA M.D.

Claims Filled154

LYNWOOD

California

LEO PARSONS D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled154

DETROIT

Michigan

RAYMOND MIKELIONIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled153

ROSEVILLE

California

MIROSLAV ZOTOVIC M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled153

AIKEN

South Carolina