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Prescriber Checkup » ACTOPLUS MET

ACTOPLUS MET

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

227K
Medicare Part D Claims
$79.6M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 32,111 $10.9M
New York 22,854 $7.62M
Texas 19,411 $7.33M
Florida 16,810 $5.68M
North Carolina 11,289 $3.8M
Ohio 9,195 $3.7M
Pennsylvania 8,868 $3.09M
New Jersey 8,427 $3.2M
Tennessee 6,775 $2.34M
Georgia 6,541 $2.09M
South Carolina 5,587 $1.83M
Alabama 5,156 $1.59M
Virginia 5,108 $1.81M
Illinois 4,975 $1.87M
Mississippi 4,788 $1.46M
Louisiana 4,759 $1.43M
Kentucky 4,216 $1.59M
Indiana 4,109 $1.53M
Missouri 4,092 $1.31M
Michigan 3,463 $1.41M
Connecticut 3,288 $1.27M
Arkansas 3,142 $981K
Oklahoma 3,050 $1.09M
Kansas 2,674 $904K
Arizona 2,622 $994K
Maryland 2,286 $872K
Wisconsin 2,023 $773K
West Virginia 1,940 $684K
Iowa 1,928 $621K
Nebraska 1,692 $557K
Massachusetts 1,470 $521K
Nevada 1,447 $575K
Colorado 1,392 $532K
Washington 1,064 $392K
Idaho 1,054 $368K
Hawaii 982 $374K
Utah 965 $387K
Oregon 915 $356K
Minnesota 708 $280K
Montana 680 $225K
Delaware 613 $260K
Rhode Island 561 $188K
New Mexico 414 $162K
South Dakota 402 $152K
Maine 338 $140K
Wyoming 325 $103K
North Dakota 264 $85K
New Hampshire 233 $94.5K
District of Columbia 222 $78K
Alaska 147 $34.6K
Vermont 78 $38.3K
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 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 ACTOPLUS MET

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROGELIO GARCIA-CAVAZOS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled109

NACOGDOCHES

Texas

SAMI ABUFARHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

DEARBORN

Michigan

CHANG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled106

FLUSHING

New York

MATIN SHARAFATKHAH M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled104

BROOKLYN

New York

AUGUSTO FOCIL M.D.,M.P.H.,CCD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled104

OXNARD

California

WILLIAM HAIRE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled102

BATESVILLE

Mississippi

THOMAS MASTAKOURIS M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled100

ASTORIA

New York

JUVENAL MARTINEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled99

MIAMI

Florida

HAN DUONG M.D.& D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled98

ROSEMEAD

California

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled98

GLENDALE

California

KENNETH HOELLEIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled98

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JULIAN MARQUEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled97

HIALEAH

Florida

THEK MOUANOUTOUA PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled97

FRESNO

California

TOU VUE N.D

Naturopath

Claims Filled96

SACRAMENTO

California

JOHN SHERRILL MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled95

BRISTOL

Tennessee

PHILIP RYAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled94

MARTINSBURG

West Virginia

HUMBERTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled94

HIALEAH

Florida

JONATHAN CHANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

BROOKLYN

New York

STEFAN PENTSCHEV M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

EXETER

California

RAYMOND FINK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled93

LA MESA

California

STEVE TRIKOUNAKIS RPA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled93

GARNERVILLE

New York

LUIS VASQUEZ PAC

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled93

NEW YORK

New York

MENG JIA ZHAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

NEW YORK

New York

ALEXANDER COHEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

DARLINGTON

South Carolina

ALEXANDER POKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled90

BALTIMORE

Maryland