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PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.06M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 227 of 3362

$23.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 585 of 3362

182,914
Patients

Rank: 318 of 3362

87,559
Prescribers

Rank: 277 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 17,769 89,644 $1.69M
California 15,324 80,442 $2.32M
Texas 13,050 70,156 $1.55M
New York 9,606 56,851 $1.34M
Ohio 9,257 53,204 $1.38M
Pennsylvania 8,484 53,172 $1.19M
North Carolina 6,643 38,622 $761K
Tennessee 6,574 38,452 $735K
Georgia 6,401 38,226 $815K
Illinois 6,373 37,174 $805K
Michigan 6,961 34,961 $861K
Missouri 5,438 33,480 $686K
Alabama 5,151 29,171 $580K
Indiana 5,102 28,486 $650K
Kentucky 4,486 27,177 $559K
Wisconsin 3,392 20,450 $508K
New Jersey 3,777 20,241 $476K
Arizona 4,146 19,675 $455K
Virginia 3,582 19,512 $438K
Massachusetts 2,907 17,948 $491K
Washington 3,198 17,932 $398K
South Carolina 3,018 16,656 $325K
Arkansas 2,550 15,869 $291K
Louisiana 2,623 15,500 $312K
Iowa 2,116 13,769 $285K
Mississippi 2,204 13,629 $251K
Kansas 2,191 13,541 $294K
Minnesota 2,310 12,323 $315K
Maryland 2,377 11,873 $277K
Colorado 2,293 11,856 $273K
Oklahoma 2,183 11,853 $290K
Oregon 2,165 11,844 $315K
West Virginia 1,842 10,620 $202K
Connecticut 1,452 8,468 $220K
Nevada 1,486 7,449 $155K
Nebraska 1,095 7,103 $139K
Utah 936 4,646 $117K
Maine 795 4,315 $109K
New Mexico 795 4,138 $107K
Rhode Island 569 3,789 $99.9K
South Dakota 539 3,531 $68.7K
Idaho 624 3,399 $76.1K
New Hampshire 560 2,963 $64.9K
Montana 514 2,924 $57.4K
North Dakota 439 2,787 $65.8K
Delaware 451 2,135 $58.7K
Hawaii 274 1,569 $50K
Wyoming 246 1,417 $25.5K
Vermont 256 1,376 $30.5K
District of Columbia 204 1,066 $27.6K
Alaska 108 950 $14.4K
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. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 PRIMIDONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HEATHER KOONS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

ZIAD BLAIK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

DALLAS

Texas

SETH CAHN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

KOKOMO

Indiana

RODNEY RIESLAND NP

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Claims Filled50

MARQUETTE

Michigan

GEOFFREY EUBANK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

COLUMBUS

Ohio

RUSSELL WATTERS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ETOWAH

Tennessee

MARGARET TREMWEL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

HAROLD PEAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MISSION

Texas

ABDELHAKIM DINAR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

LATHAM

New York

LORENZO AGUILAR MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

MODESTO

California

REUBEN WEISZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

GURNEE

Illinois

ROSS VAUGHN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

ARMISTEAD WILLIAMS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

NORFOLK

Virginia

SUBIR GUHA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GALLATIN

Tennessee

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

MICHAEL DUDENHOEFFER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

JEFFERSON CITY

Missouri

MARY SEDAROUS M.D.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled50

NEPTUNE

New Jersey

KYLE TIPTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EL DORADO

Kansas

BRUCE KASTIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

LEXINGTON

Massachusetts

CHARLES MERSHON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LITITZ

Pennsylvania

CHARLES NOLEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FAYETTE

Alabama

NICOLE LIEBENTRITT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

OMAHA

Nebraska

HEMANT SHAH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOLIDAY

Florida

VICTOR BENTINGANAN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OTTERBEIN

Indiana

MARC ALEXANDER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CINCINNATI

Ohio