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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
KARIM NOORUDDIN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled212

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

JACK CORTESE M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled211

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

AVEDIK SEMERJIAN

Nephrology

Claims Filled211

LAKEWOOD

California

BHARATHI REDDY MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled210

BURR RIDGE

Illinois

THOMAS MIMS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled210

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

WILLIAM SHAFFER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled210

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

WALLACE GAUNTNER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled210

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JOHN MELLAS MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled209

ST LOUIS

Missouri

BEHRAM KHAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled209

BEEVILLE

Texas

TRAC LE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled208

MARRERO

Louisiana

CHARLES MURDOCK MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled206

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

CLARENCE WHEELER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled206

LUBBOCK

Texas

PATTY COCKMAN FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled206

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

BINDU KAMAL MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled205

SANTA BARBARA

California

JOHN BALLENGER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled205

SACRAMENTO

California

KEVIN HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled205

WHITTIER

California

RATNAJI NALLAMOTHU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled204

SACRAMENTO

California

LIAN SOUNG M.D.

Claims Filled204

STOCKTON

California

MARCELO RUVINSKY MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled204

FLOWOOD

Mississippi

JONARDI HANDOKO MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled203

UPLAND

California

CHRISTOPHER ENOCH D.O.

Nephrology

Claims Filled203

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

REYNALDO MOLINA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled202

HIALEAH

Florida

DAVID POWERS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled202

COVINGTON

Louisiana

SHAFIQ CHEEMA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled202

LAREDO

Texas

EKUNDAYO FALASE MD

Specialist

Claims Filled202

CONYERS

Georgia