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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
ALAN SCHAFFERT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled52

MODESTO

California

STEVEN FRUCHT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled52

NEW YORK

New York

NORMA FELTS FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled52

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee

MOHAMMAD SAMIE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled52

BUFFALO

New York

ROBERT OBRIEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

DOTHAN

Alabama

JOSEPH ECKBURG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

ROCKFORD

Illinois

MICHAEL SILVERSTEIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled52

HACKENSACK

New Jersey

BOYD BENEFIELD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

GULFPORT

Mississippi

INGRID ABOLS-MANTYH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled52

BURNSVILLE

Minnesota

MICHAEL MERCADO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

WINTER GARDEN

Florida

MICHAEL QUESTELL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

MC MINNVILLE

Tennessee

MELVIN GROSSMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled52

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

JAMES BUSWINKA D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled52

MANISTEE

Michigan

MICHAEL KITCHELL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled52

AMES

Iowa

WILLIAM DAWSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled52

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

MARIA PAVEZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled52

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

HELEN SPIEL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled52

HOUSTON

Texas

JERE HAMMOND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

JACKSON

Tennessee

DOUGLAS MOGLE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled52

PORT ST LUCIE

Florida

STEPHEN OHARA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled52

LOS ANGELES

California

PATRICK RUSSELL D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled52

ELKHART

Indiana

DANIEL RICHTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

MISSOURI VALLEY

Iowa

SUYING SONG MD

Neurology

Claims Filled52

STATEN ISLAND

New York

MOHAMMAD TAHER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled52

AMERICAN FORK

Utah

HOWARD RUSKIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled52

PLANTATION

Florida