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MICARDIS

Treats high blood pressure. Also lowers the risk of stroke or heart attack in certain patients. This medicine is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

581K
Medicare Part D Claims
$85.7M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 72,222 $9.36M
California 67,789 $9.05M
Florida 48,282 $6.75M
Texas 36,540 $5.22M
North Carolina 30,755 $3.92M
Pennsylvania 29,326 $4.01M
Illinois 21,178 $2.87M
New Jersey 20,712 $3.02M
Georgia 20,708 $2.66M
Washington 20,508 $3.03M
Tennessee 16,371 $2.21M
Missouri 16,313 $2.07M
Virginia 14,819 $2.1M
Oregon 12,927 $1.89M
Alabama 11,906 $1.51M
Louisiana 11,886 $1.5M
South Carolina 11,119 $1.42M
Ohio 10,768 $1.6M
Kentucky 10,435 $1.37M
Michigan 10,117 $1.67M
Kansas 9,978 $1.32M
Indiana 9,871 $1.44M
Oklahoma 9,597 $1.18M
West Virginia 7,060 $1.05M
Mississippi 6,803 $819K
Maryland 6,577 $1.11M
Arizona 6,080 $951K
Arkansas 5,871 $700K
Wisconsin 5,844 $802K
Puerto Rico 5,741 $651K
Connecticut 5,645 $818K
Nebraska 5,318 $678K
Iowa 5,046 $609K
Idaho 4,653 $623K
Massachusetts 4,158 $552K
Hawaii 3,490 $501K
Minnesota 3,456 $577K
Nevada 3,128 $498K
Utah 3,062 $460K
Colorado 2,947 $443K
Maine 2,604 $417K
District of Columbia 2,529 $297K
Rhode Island 2,445 $306K
New Hampshire 1,841 $286K
South Dakota 1,563 $195K
Alaska 1,556 $166K
Montana 1,540 $216K
Delaware 1,353 $243K
North Dakota 1,283 $170K
New Mexico 991 $140K
Vermont 687 $107K
Wyoming 546 $82K
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 MICARDIS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WEI SUN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled643

NEW YORK

New York

RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled581

OMAK

Washington

XIAORONG HE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled508

ELMHURST

New York

ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled424

LOS ANGELES

California

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled399

LOS ANGELES

California

KWOK-MAN LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled352

NEW YORK

New York

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled346

BROOKLYN

New York

MAX CHIOU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled340

ALHAMBRA

California

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled274

SAN GABRIEL

California

JORGE ROBLES MD FAAFP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled269

EL CENTRO

California

MOSES HYUN MD

Claims Filled264

LOS ANGELES

California

JAESOO PAK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled247

CERRITOS

California

SIXTO CARO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled245

BROOKLYN

New York

BORIS PEYSIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled242

BROOKLYN

New York

CARMEN CARDONA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled239

BROOKLYN

New York

EDWARD KO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled238

SAN FRANCISCO

California

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled238

LOS ANGELES

California

PATRICIA LEON MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled237

MIAMI

Florida

GARY CHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled229

BROOKLYN

New York

JUAN AGUILAR-CHACON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled225

MIAMI

Florida

ALBERTO URENA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled224

NEW YORK

New York

CHIN SHUN SHIH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled220

MONTEREY PARK

California

THOMAS KANEGAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled220

LOS ANGELES

California

ZIHE SHAN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled212

BROOKLYN

New York

ANTHONY LANGONE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled207

NASHVILLE

Tennessee