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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
RAFFI MINASIAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled248

GLENDALE

California

MANUEL CRUZ M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled248

MANATI

Puerto Rico

MUFADDAL KHEDA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled245

ALBANY

Georgia

MOHAMED SEKKARIE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled245

BLUEFIELD

West Virginia

ASHVINKUMAR PATEL M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled243

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

PRESTON UKOLI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled241

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

TAWANA COOPER ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled241

PENSACOLA

Florida

ROBERT SHAY MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled238

AUGUSTA

Georgia

MOHAMMAD ISMAIL MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled238

PARAMOUNT

California

NAUSHEEN ALI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled237

ANAHEIM

California

JOHN BALLENGER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled237

SACRAMENTO

California

DAVID METZ M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled236

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

MYRA WATSON D.O.

Nephrology

Claims Filled235

COLUMBIA

Missouri

CYNTHIA SALLOUM MD

Specialist

Claims Filled234

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

MARY HAMMES DO

Nephrology

Claims Filled233

BURR RIDGE

Illinois

MELANIE HALVORSON M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled233

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

KARIM NOORUDDIN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled232

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

CESAR MARTINEZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled232

MCALLEN

Texas

WILLIAM BARRETT MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled232

MAYSVILLE

Kentucky

EDGARD VERA TAPIA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled231

VICTORVILLE

California

JOHN PITTARD MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled230

FLORENCE

South Carolina

INDERPAL SINGH MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled230

FLORENCE

South Carolina

JOHN LEE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled229

TUPELO

Mississippi

PRAKASH NANCHERLA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled229

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

ALEJANDRO RIVERO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled229

TUCSON

Arizona