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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

238K
Medicare Part D Claims
$23.1M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 40,603 $2.68M
Texas 17,915 $1.48M
Ohio 17,768 $1.58M
Pennsylvania 16,483 $1.37M
New York 15,246 $1.27M
Illinois 13,132 $1.17M
Florida 13,071 $1.05M
Michigan 8,166 $706K
New Jersey 7,368 $653K
North Carolina 7,325 $599K
Kentucky 6,972 $563K
Virginia 6,722 $535K
Missouri 6,710 $534K
Minnesota 6,679 $540K
Georgia 6,251 $497K
Tennessee 6,017 $474K
Washington 5,863 $460K
Arizona 5,483 $455K
Wisconsin 5,189 $399K
Massachusetts 5,055 $393K
Iowa 4,850 $378K
Indiana 4,653 $384K
Oklahoma 4,502 $356K
Louisiana 4,153 $298K
Connecticut 4,080 $319K
Arkansas 3,796 $269K
South Carolina 3,230 $250K
Maryland 3,187 $293K
Oregon 3,173 $244K
Nebraska 3,166 $242K
Alabama 3,158 $254K
West Virginia 2,855 $242K
Hawaii 2,756 $185K
Kansas 2,751 $211K
Colorado 2,677 $207K
Mississippi 2,513 $193K
South Dakota 2,150 $162K
Rhode Island 2,004 $148K
New Hampshire 1,582 $130K
Maine 1,559 $143K
New Mexico 1,454 $124K
Idaho 1,222 $94K
Montana 1,120 $90K
North Dakota 1,053 $80.3K
Nevada 908 $86.2K
Utah 755 $63.2K
Wyoming 612 $50.3K
Vermont 522 $40.1K
Delaware 485 $42.9K
Alaska 322 $30.9K
Puerto Rico 303 $22.1K
District of Columbia 171 $12.4K
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About 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
JOSEPH KING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled144

KENNEDALE

Texas

OHNMA KYAW NPC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled144

BROOKLYN

New York

JOSE ROVIRA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled144

MIAMI

Florida

LAURA PORTER FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Claims Filled144

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

JAE CHU M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled142

WOODBINE

New Jersey

DONALD WHITE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled142

PORT ORANGE

Florida

ANTHONY HOU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

WOODLAND HILLS

California

SHEILA SUDHAKAR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

CHANDLER

Arizona

NIRANJANI BONNER MD

Pediatrics

Claims Filled138

BUTNER

North Carolina

ADNAN MUNIR M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled137

JAMESTOWN

New York

KEITH GATCHELL M.D.

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

Claims Filled137

CLINTON

South Carolina

PETER MAUNG MD, FACP, CMD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled136

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

SUSAN MOORE-RIESBECK D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled132

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

VIGNESWARAN KANDIAH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

CLINTON

New York

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled129

DUBLIN

Georgia

MIROSLAW ROGALSKI MD

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled129

UNION GROVE

Wisconsin

PEN HONG LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled129

MONTEREY PARK

California

GARY WAHL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled129

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

SOO LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

AMSTERDAM

New York

SHARON SPANBAUER FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled125

ADRIAN

Michigan

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled125

MELBOURNE

Florida

TINA FOX NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled125

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

KENNETH WALKER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled124

NARROWS

Virginia

WILLIAM NESBITT M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled124

AUBURN

California

BRIAN MCCLAIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled123

CANTON

Ohio