ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. More info »

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 »


Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for QVAR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CLAES SVENDSEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled122

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee

ABEL TOLEDO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled122

CHULA VISTA

California

LONEIEN ONG

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled122

BRONX

New York

SANTPAL MAVI M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled122

GALLIPOLIS

Ohio

DAOUD FARAJ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled122

DEARBORN

Michigan

JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

MIAMI

Florida

REUBEN FALKOFF MD

Allergy

Claims Filled121

SAN DIEGO

California

MAYLI RODRIGUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

HIALEAH

Florida

RAN JIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

SUNIT PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled121

MERCED

California

MIGUEL VAZQUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

MIAMI

Florida

STEPHEN MATARESE DO

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled120

WARWICK

Rhode Island

KELLY REED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

PETALUMA

California

KENNETH CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

SAN FRANCISCO

California

MAJONEL ONTANILLAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled119

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled119

HIALEAH

Florida

AJIT SANDHU M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled119

FREMONT

California

BRUCE RYHAL MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled118

ROSEVILLE

California

GEORGE BARROS MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled118

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

TOUSSAINT STREAT

Family Medicine

Claims Filled118

FRESNO

California

MARGARET STRUB MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled117

SAN FRANCISCO

California

GREG MATSUBARA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

FRESNO

California

SEAN FUJIOKA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

ROSEVILLE

California

TIMOTHY NGO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

SACRAMENTO

California

JULIO PARDAVE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled116

HIALEAH

Florida