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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

635K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 301 of 3238

$81.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 251 of 3238

145,232
Patients

Rank: 335 of 3238

52,058
Prescribers

Rank: 375 of 3238

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 16,656 73,776 $9.26M
Texas 15,084 58,966 $9.43M
Pennsylvania 9,287 42,518 $4.69M
Florida 9,663 40,410 $4.96M
New York 8,869 38,675 $3.95M
Ohio 6,642 28,779 $3.4M
Georgia 5,772 24,604 $3.48M
North Carolina 5,592 24,261 $3.56M
Illinois 5,472 23,719 $2.81M
Michigan 5,537 22,613 $2.96M
New Jersey 4,085 16,678 $1.84M
Tennessee 3,620 14,598 $1.85M
Maryland 2,955 12,412 $1.63M
South Carolina 3,095 12,276 $1.92M
Alabama 2,802 12,053 $2.01M
Minnesota 2,553 11,828 $1.5M
Virginia 2,762 11,088 $1.55M
Massachusetts 2,386 10,388 $1.15M
Missouri 2,409 10,371 $1.17M
Louisiana 2,486 10,159 $1.53M
Arizona 2,519 9,879 $1.17M
Indiana 2,463 9,660 $1.26M
Kentucky 2,440 9,533 $1.21M
Mississippi 2,128 9,523 $1.51M
Wisconsin 1,687 7,931 $875K
Washington 1,753 7,500 $888K
Oklahoma 1,785 7,153 $1.23M
Arkansas 1,326 5,747 $764K
Oregon 1,346 5,690 $762K
Connecticut 1,162 5,386 $678K
Colorado 1,271 5,232 $641K
Kansas 1,128 5,190 $644K
Iowa 919 4,291 $413K
Hawaii 854 3,624 $405K
New Mexico 995 3,540 $452K
West Virginia 879 3,464 $412K
Nevada 750 2,814 $332K
District of Columbia 627 2,402 $319K
Delaware 709 2,346 $348K
Nebraska 493 2,293 $232K
South Dakota 402 1,857 $206K
North Dakota 400 1,696 $185K
Alaska 177 1,324 $114K
Idaho 312 1,302 $151K
Rhode Island 268 1,184 $110K
Maine 343 1,144 $154K
New Hampshire 281 1,103 $143K
Montana 251 1,028 $125K
Utah 189 655 $73.1K
Vermont 103 378 $46.2K
Wyoming 60 221 $23.6K
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 CALCIUM ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FARIBA ZARINETCHI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled309

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

JAMES REICH MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled306

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

ALLAN TURNER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled305

GREENWOOD

South Carolina

JOSE FUENTE M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled305

ALMA

Michigan

BHAJAN DARA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled304

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

BABATUNDE FARIYIKE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled302

THOMASTON

Georgia

GERALD JONES M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled300

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

VENKATESWARARAO ALLA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled300

MOLINE

Illinois

SYED ALAM M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled299

AMERICUS

Georgia

EVELYN AMARGA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled290

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

MURPHY MARTIN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled290

JACKSON

Mississippi

ROBERT SZEWC MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled287

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JEFFREY BELL MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled286

ALBANY

Georgia

ALLISON WHITE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled286

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

LINDA BADILLO MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled282

HUDSON

Florida

JAMES ROSE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled281

LUBBOCK

Texas

GERALD LIGHT MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled281

VALDOSTA

Georgia

JACK CORTESE M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled280

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

MARK SONG MD, PHD

Nephrology

Claims Filled278

LOS ANGELES

California

BALAJI SRINIVASAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled277

LA CROSSE

Wisconsin

LARRY OLIVER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled274

MIDLAND

Texas

EDWARD HOEHN-SARIC MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled274

PINEHURST

North Carolina

DEBORAH SILER FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled272

RALEIGH

North Carolina

ROBERT FERGUSON M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled272

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM SHAFFER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled272

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas