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Prescriber Checkup » VALPROIC ACID

VALPROIC ACID

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

401K
Medicare Part D Claims
$12.6M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 46,500 $1.59M
New York 36,462 $1.05M
Texas 24,431 $803K
Illinois 22,028 $719K
Florida 19,627 $619K
Pennsylvania 19,417 $547K
Ohio 18,097 $526K
Michigan 12,987 $397K
New Jersey 12,760 $329K
Georgia 12,244 $295K
North Carolina 11,451 $379K
Tennessee 10,932 $323K
Virginia 10,806 $361K
Missouri 9,051 $271K
Massachusetts 8,333 $276K
Louisiana 7,430 $237K
Kentucky 7,413 $182K
Alabama 7,007 $191K
Maryland 6,807 $217K
Indiana 6,760 $222K
South Carolina 6,579 $204K
Washington 6,477 $252K
Wisconsin 6,202 $213K
Mississippi 5,319 $132K
Minnesota 5,137 $187K
Oklahoma 5,134 $184K
Connecticut 4,817 $165K
Colorado 4,673 $173K
Oregon 4,643 $158K
Arizona 4,504 $161K
Arkansas 4,312 $129K
Kansas 4,229 $135K
Iowa 4,034 $144K
West Virginia 2,264 $71.3K
Nevada 2,261 $77.3K
South Dakota 2,178 $96.9K
Nebraska 1,967 $60.6K
Rhode Island 1,822 $63.7K
Maine 1,743 $64.3K
Utah 1,698 $67.9K
New Mexico 1,510 $55.3K
Delaware 1,220 $38.2K
Idaho 1,095 $39.9K
New Hampshire 1,083 $35.1K
Montana 1,068 $41.8K
District of Columbia 1,007 $25.9K
North Dakota 937 $29.1K
Hawaii 850 $29.2K
Alaska 584 $16.5K
Wyoming 529 $19.4K
Vermont 482 $18.6K
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 VALPROIC ACID

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SHEPHALI PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled576

CHICAGO

Illinois

MICHAEL REINSTEIN PSYCHIATRIST

Psychiatry

Claims Filled558

SKOKIE

Illinois

SHALESH KAUSHAL MD PHD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled518

THE VILLAGES

Florida

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled467

TUCKER

Georgia

BARRY MAYBERRY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled465

HILLSVILLE

Virginia

ROBERT FRANKLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled418

CHICAGO

Illinois

HILLARY HURTADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled402

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled368

SMYRNA

Georgia

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled328

COLUMBIA

Missouri

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled323

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled288

FORT WORTH

Texas

JOSEPH LEVAY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled285

REDDING

California

MILES JOHNSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled275

SMYRNA

Georgia

V KUCHIPUDI M.D.

Claims Filled271

BROOKFIELD

Illinois

JOSEPH COOK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled270

AMERICAN FORK

Utah

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled265

TEXARKANA

Texas

METTE LARSEN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled258

RIVERHEAD

New York

SALVADOR COQUIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled250

CLINTON

New Jersey

ELBERT HINES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled245

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled242

LONG BEACH

California

KENNETH WRITESEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled239

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Ohio

WELDON MALLGREN D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled231

CLAREMORE

Oklahoma

ROBERT BURNS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled222

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled222

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

ARNOLD LING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled218

BELLFLOWER

California