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Prescriber Checkup » ALENDRONATE SODIUM

ALENDRONATE SODIUM

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

8.34M
Medicare Part D Claims
$107M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 1,315,154 $16.1M
Florida 687,504 $7.82M
New York 626,009 $8.4M
Texas 524,944 $6.45M
Pennsylvania 401,907 $5.13M
Ohio 333,040 $5.17M
Illinois 325,838 $4.3M
North Carolina 219,164 $2.74M
Michigan 205,153 $3.04M
Massachusetts 197,778 $3.33M
New Jersey 185,374 $2.35M
Georgia 173,479 $1.98M
Wisconsin 170,435 $2.22M
Missouri 169,571 $2.16M
Indiana 165,888 $2.29M
Tennessee 160,961 $1.81M
Minnesota 158,621 $2.17M
Arizona 148,864 $2M
Washington 144,331 $1.72M
Virginia 143,231 $1.97M
Iowa 129,222 $1.48M
Kentucky 121,213 $1.48M
Colorado 117,021 $1.44M
Oregon 116,601 $1.39M
Louisiana 113,074 $1.27M
South Carolina 94,089 $1.15M
Alabama 93,507 $975K
Kansas 90,475 $1.13M
Oklahoma 83,225 $1.17M
Connecticut 80,291 $1.12M
Maryland 79,042 $1.1M
Arkansas 75,817 $809K
Nevada 74,122 $924K
Nebraska 63,476 $719K
New Mexico 59,518 $751K
Mississippi 59,152 $592K
Hawaii 53,015 $886K
West Virginia 52,348 $660K
Utah 51,995 $719K
Rhode Island 46,235 $818K
Idaho 34,037 $477K
Maine 32,874 $539K
South Dakota 30,699 $382K
Montana 28,902 $354K
North Dakota 25,798 $307K
New Hampshire 22,334 $332K
Delaware 13,396 $220K
Wyoming 12,663 $158K
Vermont 11,739 $174K
District of Columbia 9,040 $111K
Alaska 9,008 $104K
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 ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
INGRID MIXTER -LEON M.D.

Claims Filled2,425

MIAMI

Florida

KAREN KINCEY PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled2,327

HARBOR CITY

California

PATRICIA GALLO PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled2,208

SAN DIEGO

California

CHANG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,062

FLUSHING

New York

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,916

NEW YORK

New York

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,868

MIAMI

Florida

LOUIS ZUCKER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,782

LOS ANGELES

California

HERACH YADEGARIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,776

GLENDALE

California

DEBORAH MILLER NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,752

LOS ANGELES

California

NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,688

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

CHAU LE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,672

ROSEMEAD

California

CHONG KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,668

ELKINS PARK

Pennsylvania

CHUNG NG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,660

LOS ANGELES

California

VICTORIA BRENNAN NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,566

PANORAMA CITY

California

RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,549

GLENDALE

California

FANY OSNAYA

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,486

FULLERTON

California

AUXI PEACHEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,478

MIAMI

Florida

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,453

MONTEREY PARK

California

MARTA BETANCOURT

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,398

HIALEAH

Florida

DARRYL DE HAAS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled1,391

WOODLAND HILLS

California

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,367

MCALLEN

Texas

SUNNY WONG D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,366

MONTEREY PARK

California

CHAEWON SONG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,357

GARDEN GROVE

California

YANFENG CHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,343

BROOKLYN

New York

AMALIA BRUNING PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled1,312

SAN DIEGO

California