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Prescriber Checkup » DIGOXIN

DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Also used to treat heart failure, usually in combination with a diuretic (water pill) and an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. This medicine is also called digitalis. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

5.26M
Medicare Part D Claims
$43.5M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 521,737 $4.53M
Florida 447,616 $3.47M
Pennsylvania 348,130 $2.6M
New York 339,738 $2.86M
Texas 309,147 $2.43M
Illinois 245,803 $1.97M
Ohio 225,850 $1.73M
Georgia 154,960 $1.15M
North Carolina 147,120 $1.1M
Tennessee 146,611 $1.05M
New Jersey 141,347 $1.23M
Missouri 137,604 $1M
Kentucky 122,667 $892K
Michigan 119,500 $1.07M
Indiana 116,792 $911K
Puerto Rico 111,174 $822K
Alabama 110,866 $813K
Wisconsin 110,552 $882K
Massachusetts 109,369 $832K
Louisiana 97,650 $702K
Washington 95,421 $806K
Minnesota 91,297 $744K
Virginia 89,713 $702K
Arkansas 83,951 $591K
South Carolina 82,486 $607K
Oklahoma 82,406 $686K
Arizona 81,462 $664K
Mississippi 74,873 $514K
Iowa 73,151 $515K
Kansas 69,877 $518K
Oregon 67,945 $569K
West Virginia 59,278 $438K
Connecticut 56,955 $475K
Colorado 55,718 $457K
Maryland 51,907 $482K
Nebraska 37,258 $266K
Nevada 32,506 $254K
South Dakota 29,070 $221K
Hawaii 26,078 $221K
Rhode Island 25,895 $182K
Idaho 25,780 $202K
North Dakota 25,527 $215K
Montana 23,732 $183K
Maine 21,923 $202K
New Mexico 19,742 $156K
Utah 17,169 $141K
New Hampshire 14,639 $122K
Delaware 9,809 $94.4K
Vermont 8,111 $63.8K
Wyoming 7,796 $61.9K
District of Columbia 4,820 $38.8K
Alaska 4,583 $39.1K
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 DIGOXIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RICARDO CIGARROA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,922

LAREDO

Texas

KISHOR VORA M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,500

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled987

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JAIRO MARIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled935

ORANGE

California

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled933

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

ELIE HAGE-KORBAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled827

LEXINGTON

Tennessee

HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled788

ALHAMBRA

California

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled775

CORAL GABLES

Florida

D REMINGTON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled759

GRIFFIN

Georgia

DANNIS HOOD MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled755

RINGGOLD

Georgia

ABE FRIEDMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled751

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled738

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

ROGER EVANS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled726

WICHITA

Kansas

CHIN SHUN SHIH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled725

MONTEREY PARK

California

JON LELEUX MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled707

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

EUGENE LANGEVIN D.O.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled699

JOPLIN

Missouri

ABDULRAB AZIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled693

MONROEVILLE

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL PINSON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled692

DOTHAN

Alabama

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled687

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

SANDEEP PATEL MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled687

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled677

TEXARKANA

Texas

WILLIAM GAVIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled665

OLYMPIA

Washington

GAYL READER M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled657

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled657

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

KHALID SHAFIQ MD, FACC, FSCAI

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled654

PARIS

Texas