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MEGESTROL ACETATE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

929K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 248 of 3238

$37.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 447 of 3238

324,697
Patients

Rank: 208 of 3238

113,340
Prescribers

Rank: 213 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 51,331 149,989 $6.4M
Florida 31,393 90,482 $3.67M
Texas 29,945 77,153 $3.24M
New York 14,415 40,396 $1.77M
Georgia 12,922 34,649 $1.42M
Louisiana 10,519 33,815 $1.39M
Illinois 11,276 33,662 $1.48M
Ohio 10,843 31,058 $1.15M
Tennessee 10,527 28,936 $1.12M
North Carolina 10,583 28,459 $1.21M
Pennsylvania 9,110 26,742 $1.12M
Alabama 9,411 26,715 $932K
Michigan 9,663 26,020 $1.04M
New Jersey 9,259 25,847 $1.09M
Mississippi 7,509 22,398 $899K
Kentucky 7,718 22,153 $886K
Oklahoma 6,711 19,474 $876K
Missouri 5,787 17,547 $621K
Virginia 6,350 17,171 $666K
Arkansas 5,029 16,177 $570K
South Carolina 5,162 14,563 $595K
Indiana 5,139 13,806 $545K
Arizona 3,971 10,139 $381K
Washington 3,184 9,367 $359K
Maryland 3,155 7,605 $348K
West Virginia 2,509 7,540 $273K
Kansas 2,455 7,501 $266K
Massachusetts 2,488 6,348 $284K
Wisconsin 2,023 6,134 $230K
Nevada 2,324 6,042 $198K
Hawaii 2,058 5,509 $223K
Iowa 1,438 4,705 $156K
Oregon 1,458 4,463 $181K
Connecticut 1,547 4,256 $185K
Colorado 1,499 4,243 $165K
Minnesota 1,310 4,097 $142K
Nebraska 977 3,237 $107K
New Mexico 1,206 3,138 $122K
Maine 563 1,567 $68.1K
District of Columbia 558 1,384 $69.2K
Rhode Island 475 1,367 $60.4K
North Dakota 405 1,265 $41.3K
South Dakota 344 1,256 $40.1K
Utah 454 1,188 $52.7K
Montana 381 1,120 $37.1K
Idaho 371 1,084 $41K
New Hampshire 320 853 $32.7K
Delaware 344 832 $39.8K
Vermont 140 481 $16.5K
Wyoming 152 468 $16.3K
Alaska 117 359 $14.8K
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 MEGESTROL ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOSE ROCAMORA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled293

EL CENTRO

California

TERESA ALFONSO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled291

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled291

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

RONALD LAHASKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled290

ABBEVILLE

Louisiana

MARCEL FILART MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled282

LOS ANGELES

California

JUAN FERNANDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled279

MIAMI

Florida

NABIL EL SAYAD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled275

LOMITA

California

THOMAS WOODBURY D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled272

RANCHO CUCAMONGA

California

FARIBORZ SHAMS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled266

ANAHEIM

California

LUIS CABRERA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled266

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

JOSE BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled263

MIAMI

Florida

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled260

GARDEN GROVE

California

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled258

TUCKER

Georgia

GLORIA PIEDRA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled257

HIALEAH

Florida

PARIMAL PARIKH M D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled250

KENNER

Louisiana

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled247

CORAL GABLES

Florida

DAVID ESCHELBACHER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled240

TAMPA

Florida

MARK SONG MD, PHD

Nephrology

Claims Filled239

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSE ACEVEDO M.D.

Personal Emergency Response Attendant

Claims Filled237

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled236

BRANDON

Mississippi

JAMES BEASLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled234

LAUREL

Mississippi

FAUSTO GONZALEZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled233

BRONX

New York

BRUCE BARTON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled232

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

KYUNG HAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled232

LOS ANGELES

California

RUBEN DE LOS SANTOS MD PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled231

EAGLE PASS

Texas