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NYSTOP

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

704K
Medicare Part D Claims
$22.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 53,890 $1.88M
New York 50,062 $1.89M
Pennsylvania 49,223 $1.45M
Ohio 46,890 $1.47M
Florida 32,105 $907K
Michigan 32,044 $1.16M
Massachusetts 30,755 $990K
Wisconsin 26,453 $734K
Illinois 26,348 $715K
Texas 24,848 $829K
Minnesota 24,537 $704K
North Carolina 22,474 $768K
Missouri 19,360 $610K
Indiana 18,028 $608K
Virginia 16,065 $507K
New Jersey 15,615 $532K
Tennessee 14,372 $485K
Washington 13,103 $407K
Oregon 12,012 $405K
Kentucky 11,689 $377K
Connecticut 10,724 $330K
Georgia 10,561 $329K
Iowa 10,525 $304K
Maryland 9,172 $277K
Oklahoma 8,687 $225K
Kansas 8,473 $265K
Colorado 7,989 $252K
Alabama 7,711 $239K
South Carolina 7,568 $281K
Maine 7,254 $247K
New Hampshire 6,844 $188K
Arizona 6,575 $197K
West Virginia 6,120 $186K
Arkansas 6,016 $182K
Nebraska 5,692 $135K
Louisiana 5,484 $178K
Rhode Island 5,020 $195K
Mississippi 4,084 $116K
Vermont 3,577 $114K
Utah 3,535 $92.5K
Idaho 3,366 $95.7K
Montana 2,830 $73.6K
Nevada 2,668 $85K
Hawaii 2,593 $106K
New Mexico 2,506 $76K
Delaware 2,480 $74.4K
North Dakota 2,429 $58.4K
South Dakota 1,805 $50.6K
Alaska 855 $32.2K
Wyoming 610 $16.3K
District of Columbia 482 $15.8K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for NYSTOP

Provider Medicare Claims City State
THIHALOLIPAVAN SAYALOLIPAVAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled242

GETZVILLE

New York

ROBERT CONNER DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled239

DES MOINES

Iowa

EARL POLISH D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled235

BEACHWOOD

Ohio

JOSEPH CAFIERO DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled227

LYNWOOD

California

GEOFFREY HADLOCK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled227

PIERCETON

Indiana

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled222

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

JOHN NIPPLE DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled215

HARRISBURG

Pennsylvania

JOY HINKLE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled214

CHICO

California

ELAINE GECHT MD

Claims Filled212

SAN FRANCISCO

California

MICHAEL BERTOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled212

N CHELMSFORD

Massachusetts

JOHN HOUCK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled202

SYRACUSE

New York

PRESTON HATLESTAD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled201

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

MRIDULA SAXENA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled197

BROOKLYN

New York

CHARLES WATT DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled197

ROGERSVILLE

Missouri

MADHUKAR BHOOMIREDDI MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled197

BINGHAMTON

New York

JAMES COLLINS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled193

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

RUSSELL RENTLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled192

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled191

LORAIN

Ohio

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled190

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

EDWIN HASSID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled188

SAN FRANCISCO

California

AMY WOGEN RN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled186

PLYMOUTH

Minnesota

BOGDAN NEDELESCU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled186

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

KIRK SMITH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled186

MIDDLETOWN

Ohio

DEBRA SCHNEIDER NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled183

JANESVILLE

Wisconsin

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

WESTON

Massachusetts