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Prescriber Checkup » PRIMIDONE

PRIMIDONE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

877K
Medicare Part D Claims
$27M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 74,205 $2.08M
California 69,211 $2.41M
Texas 52,734 $1.61M
Pennsylvania 47,458 $1.45M
New York 45,789 $1.4M
Ohio 44,935 $1.39M
Illinois 32,664 $981K
Tennessee 32,463 $940K
Georgia 31,336 $908K
North Carolina 30,146 $904K
Missouri 28,326 $852K
Michigan 26,252 $869K
Indiana 24,376 $761K
Alabama 23,914 $614K
Kentucky 22,635 $637K
New Jersey 17,909 $607K
Wisconsin 17,900 $581K
Virginia 16,469 $506K
Arizona 16,249 $513K
Washington 15,842 $525K
Massachusetts 15,356 $517K
Louisiana 13,655 $395K
Arkansas 12,953 $363K
Iowa 12,459 $374K
South Carolina 12,317 $386K
Mississippi 11,831 $301K
Minnesota 11,567 $375K
Oklahoma 11,519 $352K
Kansas 11,518 $355K
Oregon 10,502 $359K
Maryland 9,730 $347K
West Virginia 9,349 $255K
Colorado 9,126 $306K
Connecticut 7,426 $262K
Nebraska 5,888 $169K
Nevada 5,658 $163K
Maine 3,981 $150K
Utah 3,824 $140K
Rhode Island 3,789 $121K
New Mexico 3,672 $132K
Idaho 3,083 $88K
North Dakota 2,694 $76.6K
South Dakota 2,606 $73.8K
Montana 2,417 $68.5K
New Hampshire 2,356 $85.9K
Delaware 1,699 $64.6K
Hawaii 1,579 $57.7K
Wyoming 1,509 $43.9K
Vermont 974 $34.3K
Alaska 829 $18.6K
District of Columbia 807 $25.6K
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 PRIMIDONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MIGUEL GUTIERREZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,076

MCALLEN

Texas

FERNANDO GONZALES-PORTILLO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled581

KISSIMMEE

Florida

NIVEA RIBAS M D

Neurology

Claims Filled557

MIAMI LAKES

Florida

RICHARD HAMER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled490

LONGVIEW

Texas

RICARDO PLASENCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled471

MIAMI

Florida

RASIK PARMAR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled464

YEAGERTOWN

Pennsylvania

XIULI LI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled406

AMHERST

New York

GUST SPENOS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled400

SHELBYVILLE

Indiana

ZUKA KHABBAZEH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled381

LONGVIEW

Texas

JOHN CINTRON M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled378

MIAMI

Florida

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled354

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JORGE MARCOS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled347

MIAMI

Florida

DANIEL VAUGHAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled339

ABILENE

Texas

MANINDER KAHLON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled339

SUN CITY

Arizona

ROBERT PEDERSEN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled335

DALTON

Georgia

REY ROMERO M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled324

EWA BEACH

Hawaii

LYNN STRUCK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled320

DES MOINES

Iowa

MICHAEL BAKER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled310

WAYCROSS

Georgia

MICHAEL AMOASHIY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled305

BROOKLYN

New York

NABIL ATALLA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled303

SHELBYVILLE

Tennessee

MARC KATCHEN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled293

GALESBURG

Illinois

NIKOLAY BANGIYEV MD

Specialist

Claims Filled291

DUBLIN

Georgia

NAVEED AHMED M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled284

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

JEFFREY MOSSER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled282

YORK

Pennsylvania

RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled280

JACKSON

Mississippi