ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » FORTEO

FORTEO

TERIPARATIDE

Forteo (Teriparatide) works by stimulating cells that build up and strengthen your bones. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

208K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 516 of 3362

$358M
Retail Cost

Rank: 74 of 3362

39,581
Patients

Rank: 589 of 3362

17,520
Prescribers

Rank: 648 of 3362

More info on FORTEO »

Information courtesy of

75%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

50%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Actonel Boniva Fosamax Evista

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 5,338 29,327 $47.2M
Texas 4,445 22,936 $38.6M
Florida 3,118 15,527 $27M
New York 2,696 13,945 $24.8M
Pennsylvania 1,658 9,208 $16M
Michigan 1,641 8,833 $15.6M
Ohio 1,412 7,723 $13.7M
Tennessee 1,272 6,486 $11M
New Jersey 1,127 5,376 $10.4M
Illinois 1,029 5,180 $9.06M
North Carolina 1,089 5,075 $9.31M
Georgia 961 4,938 $8.69M
Indiana 945 4,590 $7.99M
Kentucky 833 4,512 $7.82M
Arizona 861 4,250 $7.38M
Colorado 815 4,234 $7.35M
Missouri 831 4,211 $6.95M
Alabama 728 3,860 $6.4M
Oklahoma 667 3,425 $5.74M
Minnesota 558 2,966 $5.27M
South Carolina 571 2,900 $5.07M
Virginia 577 2,832 $5.36M
Arkansas 530 2,801 $4.67M
Hawaii 424 2,715 $4.37M
Wisconsin 410 2,465 $4.08M
Massachusetts 465 2,323 $4.29M
Washington 445 2,220 $3.81M
Maryland 400 2,057 $3.75M
Connecticut 401 1,921 $3.7M
Louisiana 335 1,571 $2.55M
Iowa 233 1,370 $2.22M
Mississippi 263 1,324 $2.2M
Kansas 255 1,323 $2.27M
Oregon 273 1,298 $2.14M
Utah 210 982 $1.67M
New Mexico 166 963 $1.6M
Nebraska 148 839 $1.36M
North Dakota 141 773 $1.31M
Idaho 125 686 $1.11M
West Virginia 135 660 $1.3M
New Hampshire 118 659 $1.12M
Nevada 127 632 $1.04M
Maine 138 615 $1.12M
South Dakota 88 497 $823K
Montana 92 456 $758K
Delaware 80 399 $763K
Rhode Island 59 339 $553K
Alaska 58 265 $476K
Vermont 34 217 $363K
District of Columbia 34 158 $294K
Wyoming 16 89 $155K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for FORTEO

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PAUL MILLER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,032

LAKEWOOD

Colorado

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled900

EDINBURG

Texas

JOSEPH LANE M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled874

NEW YORK

New York

TAMMY BECKETT FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled822

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

FREDERICK RUSHFORD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled561

CYPRESS

Texas

KATHRYN DAHIR MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled531

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

SETH KANTOR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled515

DUBLIN

Ohio

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled438

BROOKLYN

New York

JAY GINTHER MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled431

WATERLOO

Iowa

DOUGLAS BEALL MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Claims Filled414

EDMOND

Oklahoma

CAROLE DONAZZOLO NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled408

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

ANTHONY YANG M.D

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled348

ALHAMBRA

California

JOY SCHECHTMAN DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled316

PEORIA

Arizona

VUDHI SLABISAK MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled304

ALLEN

Texas

BARRY JACOBSON MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled294

DREXEL HILL

Pennsylvania

ANNE MCKAY NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled292

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

JOSH WENG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled291

ARCADIA

California

ALICE CHU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled285

CLIFTON

New Jersey

LILLIAN WILLIAMS PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled275

EDINBURG

Texas

JACQUELYN COATES PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Physician Assistant, Surgical

Claims Filled252

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

STUART KING MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled248

CHAMPAIGN

Illinois

ZONGLANG TSAI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled247

TORRANCE

California

JORGE TIJMES M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled243

MCALLEN

Texas

JACQUELINE KERNAGHAN PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled242

SPRINGFIELD

Pennsylvania

CHRISTOPHER RECKNOR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled240

GAINESVILLE

Georgia