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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
JOHN LEE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled236

TUPELO

Mississippi

KATHARINA MEYER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled234

PENSACOLA

Florida

JAYESH SHAH MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled233

TAMPA

Florida

ELZBIETA MCMURTRIE-JAYARAM M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled232

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

VENKATESWARAR ALLA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled232

MOLINE

Illinois

GOPAL CHEMITI MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled232

FARGO

North Dakota

LUIS URIBE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled232

KENNER

Louisiana

ASHVINKUMAR PATEL M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled231

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

SURENDRA GUPTA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled230

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

TRACY PITTMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled226

OCEAN SPRINGS

Mississippi

ELLEN MORRISSEY MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled223

BERKELEY

California

BALAJI SRINIVASAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled222

LA CROSSE

Wisconsin

CATHERINE CORRIGAN ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled222

RIDGEWOOD

New York

MARK SONG MD, PHD

Nephrology

Claims Filled222

LOS ANGELES

California

SHAH ISLAM M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled221

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

EDWIN CHIN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled220

BURIEN

Washington

REYNALDO TAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled219

BROOKLYN

New York

JACKSON LIU MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled218

MANSFIELD

Ohio

THOMAS WOOLDRIDGE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled216

TUPELO

Mississippi

MARCOS ROTHSTEIN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled215

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

INDERPAL SINGH MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled214

FLORENCE

South Carolina

ILEANA MARTINEZ MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled213

EL PASO

Texas

IBRAHIM FAKHOURY MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled213

ABILENE

Texas

NARASIMHA BOORGU M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled212

FLORENCE

Alabama

LUIZ NASCIMENTO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled212

HAMLET

North Carolina