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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
DONALD POTTER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

REDMOND

Washington

JAMES NESTOR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

MILPITAS

California

JASON BARMORE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

LAKEWOOD

Colorado

RANDOLPH LIPCHIK MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled53

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

NATALIA VOLKOVA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

FRESNO

California

GARABET KHATCHIKIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

WORTHINGTON

Minnesota

JOHN TAKAKUWA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

DAVIS

California

ARUNA CHINNAKOTLA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO

California

BENJAMIN HENNESSEE PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled53

HENDERSON

North Carolina

STUART SIMON M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled53

AUSTELL

Georgia

MICHEAL SCHRECK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

ELDRIDGE

Iowa

FARRUKH ANWAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled53

CARO

Michigan

SUNEETI SAPRU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

WALNUT CREEK

California

GREGORY WATSON PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled53

TACOMA

Washington

AMRITA DHALIWAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

WALNUT CREEK

California

ALLYSON MIRABELLA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled52

LARGO

Maryland

ALEXANDER KLISTOFF M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

AUBURN

California

AMY ELLINGSON M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled52

WILLMAR

Minnesota

STEVEN HAHN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

BRONX

New York

RAMESH AVULA M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled52

LANSING

Michigan

THOMAS NEWMAN M.D.

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled52

THORNWOOD

New York

PAUL SOBELMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

PLACERVILLE

California

MICHELLE BLANCO MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled52

SYLMAR

California

JOSHUA MEADOR D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

SALEM

Oregon

CAROLYN MAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

SAN FRANCISCO

California