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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
GILBERTO CRUZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled279

HIALEAH

Florida

FAWZY SALAMA MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled278

NORTH BABYLON

New York

MICHAEL PRICE

Neurology

Claims Filled276

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

JUAN JOY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled275

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

VLADIMIR KARPITSKIY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled272

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

RAMACHANDRA TATA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled270

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

PAPAIAH SREEPADA MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled266

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

MARY KAREN PENA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled266

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

BING LIU MD

Neurology

Claims Filled263

CONCORD

North Carolina

ANTOINE MITRI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled263

DOWNEY

California

SUSAN BASER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled258

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

RAM GARG MD

Neurology

Claims Filled257

WOODHAVEN

Michigan

RUY MIRELES QUINTANILLA

Specialist

Claims Filled255

MCALLEN

Texas

JAMES MCDOWELL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled250

OLYMPIA

Washington

JOHN BURCH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled247

ROANOKE

Virginia

RAYMOND BADDOUR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled247

MANSFIELD

Ohio

ALIUSKA ALVAREZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled246

MIAMI

Florida

DARSHANKUMAR DAVE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled245

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

MICHAEL TAORMINA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled244

STATESBORO

Georgia

ALFREDO PEREZ CANABAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled243

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

MICHELLE DOMPENCIEL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled243

NAPLES

Florida

HOMAYOUN SHARIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled242

BEVERLY HILLS

California

FAKHRE ALAM MD

Neurology

Claims Filled241

CARBONDALE

Illinois

HOWARD EHRENFELD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled240

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

HARVINDER BIRK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled239

REDDING

California