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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
PAUL GILES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled647

VIDALIA

Georgia

HUGO GARCIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled645

MIAMI

Florida

ALBERT MERCER M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled641

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

JOHN LOBBAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled640

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

GEORGE SMITH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled627

RUSTON

Louisiana

CLIFFORD TALBERT MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled623

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

ROGELIO ZALDIVAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled614

MIAMI

Florida

PEDRO DIAZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled611

HIALEAH

Florida

MANUEL VEGA MD, FACC, FSCAI

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled610

DUBLIN

Georgia

REZA AZAR MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled608

MIAMI

Florida

RODOLFO SOTOLONGO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled600

BEAUMONT

Texas

ALEXANDER MORDEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled598

WHITESTONE

New York

RICARDO MACHADO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled598

HIALEAH

Florida

RAMA THUMATI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled597

POMONA

California

FRANK LESTER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled596

MOBILE

Alabama

JAMES GWINN M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled586

PADUCAH

Kentucky

SAADI ALBAGHDADI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled586

CLINTON

Iowa

EDUARD DUDUKGIAN MD

Surgery

Claims Filled581

LOS ANGELES

California

DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled579

MIAMI

Florida

WALTER BROGAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled572

LUBBOCK

Texas

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled571

DUBLIN

Georgia

NORMAN DEUMITE

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled570

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

SIMON JUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled568

CINCINNATI

Ohio

RICHARD PISH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled565

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

DAMODER KESIREDDY M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled563

BRYAN

Ohio