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Prescriber Checkup » VALPROIC ACID

VALPROIC ACID

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Also used to treat mood disorders and prevent migraine headaches. This medicine is an anticonvulsant. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

307K
Medicare Part D Claims
$13.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 46,201 $1.75M
New York 34,249 $1.02M
Texas 24,350 $835K
Illinois 21,608 $713K
Pennsylvania 20,073 $609K
Florida 19,659 $632K
Ohio 18,718 $558K
Michigan 12,384 $400K
New Jersey 12,195 $334K
North Carolina 12,031 $415K
Georgia 11,630 $303K
Tennessee 11,437 $356K
Virginia 11,428 $387K
Missouri 9,864 $294K
Massachusetts 7,696 $268K
Kentucky 7,525 $201K
Alabama 7,259 $204K
Louisiana 7,160 $227K
Washington 6,873 $286K
Indiana 6,860 $230K
Maryland 6,794 $224K
South Carolina 6,355 $201K
Wisconsin 6,129 $208K
Oklahoma 5,547 $210K
Oregon 5,372 $209K
Mississippi 5,349 $150K
Colorado 5,259 $226K
Minnesota 5,244 $205K
Connecticut 4,837 $162K
Arkansas 4,623 $142K
Arizona 4,557 $173K
Kansas 4,259 $144K
Iowa 4,166 $160K
South Dakota 2,344 $102K
Nevada 2,276 $78.3K
West Virginia 2,260 $72.8K
Rhode Island 2,154 $74.5K
Nebraska 2,090 $68K
Puerto Rico 1,945 $51.9K
New Mexico 1,838 $70.3K
Maine 1,795 $71K
Utah 1,613 $67.9K
Delaware 1,575 $49.3K
Montana 1,152 $45.3K
Idaho 1,101 $41.1K
New Hampshire 1,048 $34.6K
North Dakota 1,004 $34.6K
Hawaii 978 $37.4K
District of Columbia 978 $28.5K
Wyoming 696 $24.8K
Vermont 561 $19.7K
Alaska 560 $15.7K
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for VALPROIC ACID

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MICHAEL REINSTEIN PSYCHIATRIST

Psychiatry

Claims Filled613

SKOKIE

Illinois

BARRY MAYBERRY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled581

HILLSVILLE

Virginia

SHEPHALI PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled578

CHICAGO

Illinois

ROBERT FRANKLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled482

CHICAGO

Illinois

HILLARY HURTADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled435

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled394

COLUMBIA

Missouri

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled377

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled332

TUCKER

Georgia

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled319

FORT WORTH

Texas

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled310

LONG BEACH

California

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled304

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled286

SMYRNA

Georgia

ROBERT BURNS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled280

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled261

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

ELBERT HINES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled260

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

METTE LARSEN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled259

RIVERHEAD

New York

SALVADOR COQUIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled254

CLINTON

New Jersey

MILES JOHNSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled252

SMYRNA

Georgia

WELDON MALLGREN D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled243

CLAREMORE

Oklahoma

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled239

DUBLIN

Georgia

V KUCHIPUDI M.D.

Claims Filled237

BROOKFIELD

Illinois

NEAL SATTEN M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled235

WYNNEWOOD

Pennsylvania

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled234

TEXARKANA

Texas

KENNETH WRITESEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled233

GROVE CITY

Ohio

ISAAC BELIZON

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled232

TEANECK

New Jersey