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PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Also prevents wheezing caused by exercise (exercise-induced bronchospasm). This medicine is a bronchodilator. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

3.41M
Medicare Part D Claims
$236M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 674,106 $29.7M
Florida 296,849 $13.8M
Ohio 257,550 $12.4M
New York 248,833 $11.4M
Illinois 202,542 $9.77M
Texas 197,655 $9.97M
Michigan 195,604 $9.41M
Massachusetts 191,489 $8.85M
Pennsylvania 171,048 $7.78M
North Carolina 163,066 $7.62M
New Jersey 148,744 $6.67M
Tennessee 144,736 $6.75M
Missouri 126,466 $5.88M
Arizona 122,209 $5.97M
Washington 120,871 $5.81M
Virginia 110,373 $5.29M
Kentucky 109,187 $5.08M
Georgia 107,620 $4.98M
Indiana 104,224 $5.12M
Minnesota 91,254 $4.49M
Oregon 87,179 $4.14M
Wisconsin 74,882 $3.57M
Alabama 72,461 $3.39M
South Carolina 70,358 $3.34M
West Virginia 64,024 $3.02M
Colorado 63,806 $3.16M
Iowa 62,425 $2.93M
Oklahoma 61,477 $3.09M
Louisiana 60,385 $2.83M
Maryland 58,157 $2.87M
Connecticut 50,213 $2.33M
Arkansas 49,769 $2.4M
Puerto Rico 47,343 $2.04M
Kansas 43,028 $2.06M
Maine 41,244 $2.07M
Mississippi 41,194 $1.96M
New Mexico 33,184 $1.64M
Rhode Island 30,727 $1.33M
Nevada 27,464 $1.4M
Nebraska 24,477 $1.15M
Idaho 24,292 $1.19M
Hawaii 21,379 $939K
New Hampshire 21,244 $1.05M
Utah 20,913 $1.02M
Vermont 15,796 $760K
Delaware 14,263 $708K
Montana 12,883 $644K
North Dakota 9,422 $454K
South Dakota 8,708 $428K
District of Columbia 8,468 $370K
Wyoming 6,314 $327K
Alaska 5,402 $296K
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 PROAIR HFA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHANDRAVADAN PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled426

TAMPA

Florida

ROBERTO LUGLIANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled425

LONG BEACH

California

MIGUEL FANA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled420

SAINT PETERSBURG

Florida

BOBBY YANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled416

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

ANAND BHUPTANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled416

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

ALEX-ABBEY AKIN-WUMI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled413

DETROIT

Michigan

AMANING SARKODIE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled406

SAGINAW

Michigan

AARON GOLDFEIN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled405

DEARBORN

Michigan

JOHN HOEHNE MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled401

RICHMOND

California

JOHN GERALT MD

Occupational Medicine

Claims Filled392

ROSEVILLE

Michigan

FERNANDO MARTINEZ CATINCHI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled392

HIALEAH

Florida

LAURENCE LUM D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled392

DESLOGE

Missouri

DENNIS APONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled387

WEST NEW YORK

New Jersey

PRITI BHARDWAJ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled387

TAYLOR

Michigan

IRINA ZOLOTAREVSKAYA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled386

REGO PARK

New York

GILBERTO GASTELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled385

UNION CITY

New Jersey

ANDRE SMITH M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled384

PARMA

Ohio

JAMAL ISBER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled383

LA FOLLETTE

Tennessee

HUAN D LE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled378

WESTMINSTER

California

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled378

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

DWIGHT SMITH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled376

DETROIT

Michigan

ANAHIT BLIKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled376

LOS ANGELES

California

RONALD GOLDBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled373

HAVERHILL

Massachusetts

WILLIAM CHINN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled372

COLUMBUS

Ohio

WALTER DONAT M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled371

EAST GREENWICH

Rhode Island