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PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. Belongs to a class of drugs called anticonvulsants. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

597K
Medicare Part D Claims
$28.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 68,232 $2.26M
California 66,050 $2.51M
Texas 49,242 $1.71M
Pennsylvania 44,703 $1.54M
New York 42,872 $1.46M
Ohio 42,220 $1.52M
Illinois 31,581 $1.12M
Tennessee 31,183 $1.03M
Georgia 28,979 $962K
North Carolina 28,254 $989K
Missouri 26,613 $897K
Alabama 22,965 $656K
Indiana 22,845 $846K
Michigan 22,814 $859K
Kentucky 21,396 $676K
Wisconsin 16,419 $579K
Virginia 15,613 $560K
New Jersey 15,398 $599K
Arizona 15,341 $556K
Washington 15,030 $559K
Massachusetts 14,566 $527K
Arkansas 12,362 $380K
Iowa 12,195 $417K
Louisiana 11,880 $387K
South Carolina 11,594 $413K
Minnesota 11,123 $370K
Kansas 11,007 $356K
Mississippi 10,532 $327K
Oklahoma 10,502 $351K
Oregon 9,941 $372K
Maryland 9,054 $372K
West Virginia 8,976 $285K
Puerto Rico 8,350 $182K
Colorado 8,093 $318K
Connecticut 6,722 $265K
Nebraska 5,488 $179K
Nevada 5,225 $173K
Maine 3,891 $165K
New Mexico 3,649 $146K
Rhode Island 3,638 $138K
Utah 3,441 $143K
Idaho 3,047 $101K
South Dakota 2,505 $80.6K
North Dakota 2,452 $74.6K
Montana 2,336 $71.2K
New Hampshire 2,136 $89.4K
Delaware 1,922 $80.8K
Hawaii 1,505 $55.4K
Wyoming 1,328 $44.2K
Vermont 978 $34.4K
Alaska 855 $21.6K
District of Columbia 654 $26K
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 PRIMIDONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MIGUEL GUTIERREZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled951

MCALLEN

Texas

MICHELLE DOMPENCIEL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled728

NAPLES

Florida

FERNANDO GONZALES-PORTILLO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled572

KISSIMMEE

Florida

NIVEA RIBAS M D

Neurology

Claims Filled467

MIAMI LAKES

Florida

RASIK PARMAR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled426

YEAGERTOWN

Pennsylvania

RICARDO PLASENCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled408

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD HAMER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled400

LONGVIEW

Texas

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled384

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

GUST SPENOS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled379

SHELBYVILLE

Indiana

MANINDER KAHLON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled376

SUN CITY

Arizona

DANIEL VAUGHAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled362

ABILENE

Texas

XIULI LI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled342

AMHERST

New York

BING LIU MD

Neurology

Claims Filled333

CONCORD

North Carolina

ZUKA KHABBAZEH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled324

MCALLEN

Texas

GILBERTO CRUZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled318

HIALEAH

Florida

LYNN STRUCK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled317

DES MOINES

Iowa

WILLIAM PAULSEN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled316

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled297

JACKSON

Mississippi

REY ROMERO M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled292

EWA BEACH

Hawaii

JOHN CINTRON M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled278

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT PEDERSEN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled274

DALTON

Georgia

ISRAEL GORINSTEIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled272

BEVERLY HILLS

California

JORGE MARCOS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled268

MIAMI

Florida

OTHONIEL CASTRO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled266

OLEAN

New York

CHRISTOPHER LAGANKE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled263

CULLMAN

Alabama