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QVAR

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

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
ROBERT JONES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

PORTLAND

Oregon

DANIEL BARNETT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

GRANDVIEW

Missouri

MARIA ANTONIO-MIRANDA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled53

ORANGE PARK

Florida

JOSEPH TONNER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled53

GAINESVILLE

Florida

SAMUEL SUMMERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

CALDWELL

Idaho

STEPHEN BAGNOLI M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled53

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

TIMOTHY NOLAN ANP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled53

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

ANDREA BELKO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

OAKLAND

California

MICHAEL WILDER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled53

SAN DIEGO

California

DENNIS CHANNEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

NATALIA VOLKOVA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

FRESNO

California

JOHN TAKAKUWA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

DAVIS

California

LUTHER CORLEY M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled53

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

SUNEETI SAPRU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

WALNUT CREEK

California

MOHAMMAD-AMMAR AYASS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled53

SAN ANGELO

Texas

MICHAEL SHULTZ DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

CAMPBELL

Ohio

STEVEN HAHN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

BRONX

New York

CAROLYN MAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

SAN FRANCISCO

California

RICARDO MARTINEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN KING M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled52

MILLEDGEVILLE

Georgia

GREGORY DENARI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

SAN JOSE

California

VIRGILIO ERESO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled52

CERES

California

KEVIN THOMAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

EVERETT

Washington

BOBBY YANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

RAMESH AVULA M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled52

LANSING

Michigan