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Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » FORTICAL

FORTICAL

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

216K
Medicare Part D Claims
$17.9M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 37,749 $2.24M
Ohio 13,749 $1.3M
Texas 13,074 $1.15M
Pennsylvania 11,449 $1.01M
New York 10,424 $934K
Illinois 9,759 $906K
Florida 9,062 $789K
Kentucky 5,921 $520K
Michigan 5,665 $496K
New Jersey 4,861 $459K
Missouri 4,853 $431K
Virginia 4,710 $385K
Minnesota 4,702 $425K
Georgia 4,630 $394K
North Carolina 4,363 $369K
Washington 4,178 $331K
Wisconsin 4,143 $346K
Arizona 3,984 $412K
Massachusetts 3,769 $323K
Tennessee 3,619 $305K
Iowa 3,289 $297K
Oklahoma 3,089 $260K
Indiana 3,055 $269K
Arkansas 2,874 $240K
Connecticut 2,839 $254K
Louisiana 2,745 $220K
Maryland 2,616 $234K
Oregon 2,526 $179K
Nebraska 2,483 $215K
South Carolina 2,424 $203K
Hawaii 2,356 $151K
Alabama 2,134 $190K
West Virginia 2,118 $189K
Kansas 2,020 $172K
Colorado 1,999 $157K
Mississippi 1,680 $136K
South Dakota 1,551 $128K
Rhode Island 1,494 $124K
New Mexico 1,147 $105K
Maine 1,041 $103K
New Hampshire 941 $80.1K
Idaho 892 $70.8K
Nevada 836 $79.2K
North Dakota 724 $66.2K
Montana 719 $64.1K
Utah 564 $51K
Wyoming 439 $39.9K
Vermont 364 $31.4K
Delaware 347 $31.2K
Alaska 292 $27K
District of Columbia 129 $9,308
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 FORTICAL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SURESH BALENALLI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled632

CASA GRANDE

Arizona

DINESH KAGAL M.D.

Residential Treatment Facilities, Residential Treatment Facility, Mental Retardation and/or Developmental Disabilities

Claims Filled609

DENTON

Texas

CHINH NONG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled552

MARIANNA

Florida

BRIAN CHICOINE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled490

PARK RIDGE

Illinois

PATRICIA PARMLEY MD

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Claims Filled395

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

MARY THOMAS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled374

CONWAY

Arkansas

NABIH RAMADAN M.D.

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled337

NORTH CHICAGO

Illinois

STUART ZAKEM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled307

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled298

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

GUY BUONINCONTRO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled283

WOODBINE

New Jersey

JERRY POTTS MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled281

PINE BLUFF

Arkansas

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled276

FORT WORTH

Texas

THOMAS DAHLBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled274

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ANNE OWUSU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled268

CLINTON

South Carolina

JEROLD MEYER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled266

COSHOCTON

Ohio

SHAOTSENG LEE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled245

PEORIA

Illinois

HARDEEP CHOHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled244

CLOVIS

California

ROBERT COSHAREK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled226

EBENSBURG

Pennsylvania

KEITH GATCHELL M.D.

Respite Care Facility, Respite Care, Mental Retardation and/or Developmental Disabilities

Claims Filled224

CLINTON

South Carolina

STANLEY KOCH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled217

MORTON

Illinois

SAM SHULTZ MD

Pediatrics

Claims Filled217

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JAMES GALBRAITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled213

WAXAHACHIE

Texas

DARRYL DE HAAS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled205

WOODLAND HILLS

California

MARK SIMON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled202

CHICAGO

Illinois

DEBORAH MILLER NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled196

LOS ANGELES

California