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FORTEO

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

207K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 510 of 3238

$307M
Retail Cost

Rank: 78 of 3238

39,289
Patients

Rank: 567 of 3238

17,807
Prescribers

Rank: 614 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 5,427 30,667 $42.1M
Texas 4,645 23,899 $34.9M
Florida 3,038 15,377 $23.1M
New York 2,763 14,879 $22.7M
Pennsylvania 1,694 9,453 $14.2M
Michigan 1,775 9,159 $14.6M
Ohio 1,456 7,568 $11.7M
Tennessee 1,227 5,773 $8.98M
New Jersey 1,160 5,602 $9.07M
North Carolina 1,052 4,873 $7.57M
Georgia 900 4,508 $6.9M
Indiana 901 4,448 $6.94M
Kentucky 868 4,359 $6.66M
Missouri 852 4,357 $6.23M
Arizona 842 3,934 $5.97M
Illinois 796 3,834 $5.93M
Alabama 703 3,825 $5.44M
Oklahoma 637 3,534 $5.23M
Colorado 683 3,367 $4.86M
Minnesota 602 3,308 $4.77M
Arkansas 620 3,149 $4.43M
Virginia 568 2,855 $4.56M
Massachusetts 443 2,498 $3.74M
Hawaii 408 2,450 $3.38M
Wisconsin 435 2,418 $3.45M
Washington 454 2,317 $3.44M
South Carolina 452 2,135 $3.33M
Connecticut 391 2,119 $3.28M
Maryland 358 1,639 $2.62M
Louisiana 303 1,536 $2.13M
Iowa 236 1,409 $1.93M
Mississippi 242 1,264 $1.78M
Kansas 222 1,236 $1.83M
Oregon 237 1,148 $1.61M
Utah 223 1,104 $1.63M
New Mexico 168 872 $1.28M
Nebraska 154 850 $1.18M
West Virginia 140 716 $1.17M
Maine 128 694 $1.06M
North Dakota 118 649 $901K
Idaho 123 647 $950K
Nevada 132 598 $875K
South Dakota 106 538 $790K
New Hampshire 103 504 $731K
Rhode Island 72 435 $610K
Montana 90 416 $613K
Delaware 101 390 $749K
Alaska 51 225 $348K
District of Columbia 28 129 $204K
Vermont 31 125 $206K
Wyoming 14 53 $71.1K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 »

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Top prescribers for FORTEO

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KATHRYN DIEMER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled264

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MICHAEL WORKMAN M.D.

Neuroradiology

Claims Filled261

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

RAMON MOREDA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled256

CORAL GABLES

Florida

WILLIAM SHERGY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled243

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

BARRY JACOBSON MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled242

DREXEL HILL

Pennsylvania

MOHAMED ABOYOUSSEF M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled239

HONOLULU

Hawaii

MICHAEL GORDON M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Claims Filled225

NEWPORT BEACH

California

NOUNE PASHINIAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled220

GLENDALE

California

COLLEEN WATKINS M. D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled218

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

EDWARD LEWIECKI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled218

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

RAIF TAWAKOL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled211

MERCED

California

JAMES DONLEY M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled208

MADISONVILLE

Kentucky

WAGDY KADES M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled207

LOS ANGELES

California

DUSTIN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled205

NEW YORK

New York

GLENN UTO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled204

HONOLULU

Hawaii

JORGE DIAZ D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled197

HIALEAH

Florida

JODI HAMBLIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled195

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

B MEYER MD PA

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Claims Filled193

HOUSTON

Texas

RUBEN HERNANDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled191

LANCASTER

California

CARLOS ALVAREZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled191

BAKERSFIELD

California

BRIAN HUH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled190

LOS ANGELES

California

NATALIE EDDY NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled189

CHESTERTON

Indiana

GAMALIEL MATTOS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled187

DORAL

Florida

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled186

SAN GABRIEL

California

VERONICA PIZIAK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled186

TEMPLE

Texas