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RIVASTIGMINE

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

334K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 406 of 3238

$54.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 346 of 3238

51,762
Patients

Rank: 509 of 3238

36,189
Prescribers

Rank: 449 of 3238

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 4,344 26,212 $4.4M
Texas 4,156 25,983 $4.26M
Florida 4,481 24,945 $3.89M
New York 3,605 23,150 $4.03M
Pennsylvania 2,465 17,362 $2.86M
Ohio 2,427 14,715 $2.55M
Tennessee 2,057 14,417 $2.1M
Georgia 2,107 13,785 $2.14M
North Carolina 1,758 11,049 $1.78M
Alabama 1,456 10,380 $1.47M
Illinois 1,689 10,103 $1.68M
Michigan 1,733 9,433 $1.9M
Indiana 1,458 8,579 $1.47M
New Jersey 1,463 8,239 $1.41M
Louisiana 1,142 7,422 $1.21M
Kentucky 1,189 7,336 $1.24M
Wisconsin 905 6,432 $1.03M
Missouri 928 6,139 $986K
South Carolina 935 5,880 $938K
Massachusetts 842 5,788 $978K
Iowa 675 5,365 $738K
Virginia 797 4,940 $853K
Minnesota 642 4,461 $801K
Washington 694 4,366 $727K
Kansas 596 4,124 $662K
Connecticut 666 3,974 $659K
Mississippi 542 3,829 $583K
Arizona 648 3,691 $596K
Oklahoma 475 2,986 $518K
Arkansas 446 2,976 $498K
Oregon 482 2,764 $497K
Maryland 452 2,528 $456K
West Virginia 384 2,366 $370K
Nebraska 317 2,292 $333K
Colorado 365 2,176 $335K
Rhode Island 228 2,006 $248K
Hawaii 257 1,907 $323K
New Hampshire 248 1,726 $297K
New Mexico 272 1,407 $270K
Nevada 263 1,380 $228K
Utah 179 1,093 $193K
Maine 198 1,062 $205K
South Dakota 114 1,012 $133K
Idaho 153 929 $165K
North Dakota 127 911 $136K
Montana 113 699 $112K
Wyoming 64 621 $71.9K
District of Columbia 60 423 $66K
Delaware 79 406 $82K
Alaska 30 368 $36.5K
Vermont 47 341 $59.4K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients Methodology »

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Top prescribers for RIVASTIGMINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOEL PECK M.D.

Claims Filled165

AIEA

Hawaii

LOU ANNE ZIBAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled164

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

VIVIAN CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

ELIZABETHTON

Tennessee

BEN SCHOENBACHLER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled159

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

DOUGLAS MOSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

VALDOSTA

Georgia

SUSANA DONAGHEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled155

MURFREESBORO

Tennessee

INDRAVADAN GATIWALA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled150

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

PEDRO POSTIGO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled149

SAN CLEMENTE

California

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

ROYSTON

Georgia

WILLIAM GEORGE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled146

NEDERLAND

Texas

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled144

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

RAYMOND UFFORD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled143

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama

WALTER DAY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled142

SAN ANGELO

Texas

DARIO NARRO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled141

WESLACO

Texas

CHAEWON SONG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled141

GARDEN GROVE

California

BRICE CHOI M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled141

STOCKBRIDGE

Georgia

EDWARD PLYLER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled141

MORGANTON

North Carolina

SEDA PANOSSIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled141

LOS ANGELES

California

MARY KAREN PENA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled140

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

FRANK FLOCA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled139

AUSTIN

Texas

MIGUEL GUTIERREZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled138

MCALLEN

Texas

RAUL CARBALLOSA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled136

PUNTA GORDA

Florida

STEVEN RICH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled135

ROCHESTER

New York

ZIA KHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled134

PEACHTREE CITY

Georgia

MICHELLE DEES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled134

CHICAGO

Illinois