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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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for PRIMIDONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KENT KISTLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled238

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

JOHN CAREY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled236

MONACA

Pennsylvania

FARHAN SHEIKH MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled236

OTTAWA

Kansas

JAMES ISAAC MD

Neurology

Claims Filled234

HUTCHINSON

Kansas

RICHARD DIETHELM M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled232

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

RANDY GAW MD

Neurology

Claims Filled231

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

DONALD REZEK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled230

MEADVILLE

Pennsylvania

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled229

CULLMAN

Alabama

SATISH SHAH MD

Neurology

Claims Filled228

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

BRAD LINDSEY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled227

TIFTON

Georgia

BARRY VAUGHT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled226

BECKLEY

West Virginia

WILLIAM PAULSEN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled226

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

RICHARD HEAD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled225

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

SHAHID CHOUDHARY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled224

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

DENNIS AUMENTADO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled222

WOONSOCKET

Rhode Island

CARLOS RAMIREZ-CALDERON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled222

MIAMI

Florida

ALVARO GUTIERREZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled221

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

NAGHMA MUFTI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled221

MADISONVILLE

Kentucky

JEREMY WORTHINGTON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled220

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

ISRAEL GORINSTEIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled220

BEVERLY HILLS

California

MICHAEL SCHMERLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled219

CINCINNATI

Ohio

IVO BEKAVAC MD PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled218

WATERLOO

Iowa

KENNETH CHAN D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled215

JONESBORO

Arkansas

SREENADHA DAVULURI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled214

ST JOSEPH

Missouri

BRIAN MADDUX MD

Neurology

Claims Filled213

CINCINNATI

Ohio