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CALCIUM ACETATE

Used to treat hyperphosphatemia (too much phosphate in the blood) in patients with end stage kidney disease who are on dialysis. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

403K
Medicare Part D Claims
$71.1M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 65,820 $8.48M
Texas 52,116 $7.82M
Pennsylvania 37,688 $3.88M
Florida 37,346 $4.61M
New York 33,838 $3.61M
Ohio 25,497 $2.98M
Illinois 23,158 $2.61M
Georgia 22,862 $3.16M
North Carolina 22,151 $3.07M
Michigan 17,669 $2.22M
New Jersey 14,311 $1.55M
Tennessee 12,892 $1.48M
South Carolina 11,821 $1.65M
Maryland 11,414 $1.5M
Minnesota 11,330 $1.35M
Virginia 10,826 $1.4M
Alabama 10,336 $1.5M
Louisiana 10,222 $1.39M
Massachusetts 9,401 $983K
Arizona 9,396 $1.07M
Missouri 9,046 $1.01M
Indiana 8,740 $1.06M
Kentucky 8,407 $1.01M
Puerto Rico 7,912 $1.02M
Mississippi 7,876 $1.01M
Wisconsin 7,440 $832K
Washington 6,948 $843K
Oklahoma 6,790 $1.07M
Oregon 5,576 $742K
Connecticut 5,265 $647K
Arkansas 5,231 $620K
Kansas 4,959 $579K
Iowa 4,521 $455K
Colorado 4,500 $637K
Hawaii 3,338 $340K
West Virginia 3,336 $365K
New Mexico 3,109 $374K
Delaware 2,413 $359K
Nevada 2,164 $251K
District of Columbia 1,900 $230K
Nebraska 1,844 $203K
Idaho 1,341 $155K
Alaska 1,298 $108K
Maine 1,234 $165K
South Dakota 1,112 $134K
North Dakota 1,066 $116K
New Hampshire 997 $127K
Rhode Island 937 $83.7K
Montana 840 $106K
Utah 742 $97.2K
Vermont 417 $39.6K
Wyoming 364 $43.3K
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 CALCIUM ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALLAN TURNER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled283

GREENWOOD

South Carolina

NAUSHEEN ALI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled282

ANAHEIM

California

LEE CROWE M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled278

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

MUTHUSWAMI RAMACHANDRAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled275

LOXAHATCHEE

Florida

GUIDO RING MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled275

CORDELE

Georgia

ROBERT GO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled273

WACO

Texas

MUFADDAL KHEDA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled273

ALBANY

Georgia

ROBERT HOIT MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled267

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

YAJUAN HE M.D.,PHD

Nephrology

Claims Filled264

TACOMA

Washington

ROBERT SHAY MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled262

AUGUSTA

Georgia

RAFFI MINASIAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled261

GLENDALE

California

CARMEN STANKO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled258

HONOLULU

Hawaii

HONG KIM M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled258

GARDEN GROVE

California

MARK BEVAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled252

FARMINGTON

New Mexico

STEVE BUI MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled252

GARDEN GROVE

California

JOHN SCHILLING MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled245

ALBANY

Georgia

EDGARD VERA TAPIA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled241

VICTORVILLE

California

PARAG SHAH M.D

Nephrology

Claims Filled240

MISSION HILLS

California

EUGENE KOVALIK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled240

DURHAM

North Carolina

JEREMY GITOMER M.D.

Nephrology Specialist/Technologist

Claims Filled240

ANCHORAGE

Alaska

JYOTIN CHANDARANA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled240

HAZARD

Kentucky

STEFANO EMILI MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled239

ANCHORAGE

Alaska

MARY HAMMES DO

Nephrology

Claims Filled238

BURR RIDGE

Illinois

SYED ALAM M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled237

AMERICUS

Georgia

TRINIDAD LIM M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled237

YUMA

Arizona