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Prescriber Checkup » MEGESTROL ACETATE

MEGESTROL ACETATE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

986K
Medicare Part D Claims
$42.2M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 165,316 $7.49M
Florida 108,687 $4.63M
Texas 79,355 $3.52M
New York 41,366 $1.85M
Louisiana 38,169 $1.56M
Illinois 37,482 $1.72M
Georgia 35,979 $1.56M
Ohio 31,496 $1.26M
Tennessee 31,317 $1.25M
Alabama 30,131 $1.1M
North Carolina 29,786 $1.3M
Pennsylvania 28,137 $1.19M
New Jersey 26,932 $1.19M
Mississippi 24,402 $972K
Michigan 24,358 $1.07M
Kentucky 24,014 $1.01M
Oklahoma 22,369 $1.05M
Virginia 20,780 $852K
Missouri 19,515 $740K
Arkansas 17,373 $633K
South Carolina 16,313 $692K
Indiana 13,656 $565K
Arizona 11,379 $468K
Washington 10,199 $437K
West Virginia 8,804 $341K
Kansas 8,435 $309K
Maryland 7,965 $383K
Massachusetts 6,991 $318K
Nevada 6,942 $259K
Wisconsin 6,454 $248K
Hawaii 5,952 $343K
Iowa 5,170 $178K
Oregon 4,745 $211K
Minnesota 4,712 $165K
Colorado 4,557 $186K
Connecticut 4,465 $196K
Nebraska 3,828 $125K
New Mexico 3,776 $152K
Maine 1,796 $88K
Rhode Island 1,617 $78.6K
District of Columbia 1,569 $80.4K
South Dakota 1,376 $48.5K
Utah 1,307 $57.1K
North Dakota 1,303 $43.7K
Idaho 1,299 $53.5K
Montana 1,252 $47.7K
New Hampshire 1,024 $44.2K
Delaware 756 $35.5K
Vermont 609 $22K
Alaska 515 $24.4K
Wyoming 446 $16.2K
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 »

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Top prescribers for MEGESTROL ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GLORIA PIEDRA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled251

HIALEAH

Florida

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled251

LOS ANGELES

California

DAVID ESCHELBACHER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled250

TAMPA

Florida

MANUEL MATEO LOPEZ 11772

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled244

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

STEPHEN VERNIER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled243

YUKON

Oklahoma

MARCEL FILART MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled241

LOS ANGELES

California

HUAN LE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled241

SAN DIEGO

California

JUAN ESCOBAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled240

LONG BEACH

California

HUAN D LE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled239

WESTMINSTER

California

DAVID LIN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled238

ROSEMEAD

California

LUIS GUZMAN-LUGO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled235

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

HENRY BEELER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled234

CULLMAN

Alabama

MERCEDES PINO DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled234

MIAMI

Florida

SAMVEL HMAYAKYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled230

GLENDALE

California

DALE GOINS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled228

HOPE

Arkansas

KAIN KUMAR M.D., PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled228

PALMDALE

California

JOHN DUGAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled227

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

SUNG-NAE BYUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled224

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSE ACEVEDO M.D.

Personal Emergency Response Attendant

Claims Filled224

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

ANDREW CHI MD MPH

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled223

LOS GATOS

California

AJAY CHAWLA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled223

SHELBY

Ohio

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled221

WICHITA

Kansas

VICENTE FALGUI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled220

DANVILLE

Virginia

FARIBORZ SHAMS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled220

ANAHEIM

California

TUOC DUONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled219

WESTMINSTER

California