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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
SU LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,046

SAN GABRIEL

California

MAYOBANEX TORRES-VERAS M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled1,042

HIALEAH

Florida

ROBERT WIELENGA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,042

DOWNEY

California

CHINWE NDUKA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,040

EL PASO

Texas

RICHARD HUYNH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,031

SAN FRANCISCO

California

LAURA FRONTIERO NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,024

SAN DIEGO

California

KEITH GRIFFIN NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,016

ANAHEIM

California

LARRY SUK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,010

GARDENA

California

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,008

HIALEAH

Florida

KEITH WOO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,002

HONOLULU

Hawaii

ELIZABETH MARTINEZ M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled993

MIAMI

Florida

PEN HONG LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled986

MONTEREY PARK

California

DENNIS SUAREZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled977

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

AJAI AGARWAL M.D.

Managed Care Organizations, Preferred Provider Organization

Claims Filled974

EL PASO

Texas

NICOLE HONG PHUONG THAI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled972

SAN JOSE

California

JIAN WEI ZHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled968

NEW YORK

New York

LEANDRO OTERO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled966

MIAMI

Florida

THOMAS CHAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled951

NEW YORK

New York

IMRAN SHERIFF M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled946

RENO

Nevada

APRIL NEUMANN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled933

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

JOSE QUIMBAYO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled931

TAMPA

Florida

HUAN D LE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled929

WESTMINSTER

California

MUSIB GAPPY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled927

HAZEL PARK

Michigan

FUFU HE M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled924

BROOKLYN

New York

LISA OBER PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled914

WOODLAND HILLS

California