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Prescriber Checkup » CALCIUM ACETATE

CALCIUM ACETATE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

567K
Medicare Part D Claims
$71.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 62,290 $7.72M
Texas 51,639 $8.01M
Pennsylvania 38,849 $4.06M
Florida 36,323 $4.64M
New York 35,651 $3.75M
Ohio 26,223 $3.1M
Georgia 22,857 $3.08M
Illinois 22,680 $2.67M
North Carolina 21,716 $3.04M
Michigan 18,794 $2.44M
New Jersey 15,604 $1.76M
Tennessee 12,935 $1.52M
Maryland 11,703 $1.52M
Minnesota 11,672 $1.44M
South Carolina 11,663 $1.65M
Alabama 10,309 $1.52M
Virginia 10,064 $1.38M
Louisiana 9,851 $1.34M
Massachusetts 9,570 $1.01M
Missouri 9,424 $1.02M
Arizona 9,402 $1.15M
Mississippi 8,740 $1.21M
Indiana 8,731 $1.11M
Kentucky 8,673 $1.04M
Wisconsin 7,717 $859K
Oklahoma 7,374 $1.21M
Washington 6,825 $825K
Oregon 5,262 $651K
Connecticut 5,235 $656K
Arkansas 5,193 $611K
Colorado 4,927 $672K
Kansas 4,718 $588K
Iowa 4,234 $425K
Hawaii 3,568 $397K
West Virginia 3,510 $395K
New Mexico 3,191 $425K
Delaware 2,428 $354K
Nevada 2,328 $282K
Nebraska 2,007 $219K
District of Columbia 1,949 $254K
South Dakota 1,345 $157K
Alaska 1,301 $110K
Idaho 1,287 $154K
Maine 1,245 $166K
North Dakota 1,141 $125K
Rhode Island 1,103 $101K
Montana 1,075 $130K
New Hampshire 982 $124K
Utah 703 $88.7K
Vermont 411 $50.7K
Wyoming 318 $40.2K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
SAYED OSAMA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled192

FLINT

Michigan

WEI SUN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled192

NEW YORK

New York

STEVE BUI MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled191

GARDEN GROVE

California

MICHAEL SOMERMEYER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled190

BROOKLYN CENTER

Minnesota

SEDA TARKHANIANS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled190

GLENDALE

California

THOMAS MIMS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled190

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

MARCOS ROTHSTEIN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled190

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JOHN FISHER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled189

PALMDALE

California

ASHOK CHADDAH MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled189

INDIANA

Pennsylvania

FERDINAND MANAHAN MD

Claims Filled189

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

GUIDO RING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled188

CORDELE

Georgia

SANDRA HARTMAN RN MSN APN

Nephrology

Claims Filled188

NORTHFIELD

New Jersey

MICHAEL BERKOBEN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled188

DURHAM

North Carolina

LONG TRAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled188

DALLAS

Texas

JOHN BALLENGER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled187

SACRAMENTO

California

MIRZA HAMIRANI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled187

VIENNA

West Virginia

DANA KUMJIAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled187

SAVANNAH

Georgia

MUFID OTHMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled186

MACON

Georgia

ERNEST HENRY M.D., MRCPI

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled185

LEBANON

Virginia

JAMES HULVEY FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled183

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

JUAN CUELLAR MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled182

MIAMI

Florida

CHRISTINA REVELS P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled182

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

RAMIN TOLOUIAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled182

NORFOLK

Virginia

HARESH KHILNANI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled182

ARCADIA

California

AGNES SCHRADER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled182

NOBLESVILLE

Indiana