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PROVENTIL 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

437K
Medicare Part D Claims
$28M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 71,042 $3.81M
California 52,239 $3M
Pennsylvania 26,742 $1.48M
Texas 25,436 $1.44M
Ohio 23,800 $1.45M
Puerto Rico 23,249 $1.17M
Florida 21,715 $1.19M
Kentucky 18,052 $991K
North Carolina 16,888 $915K
Virginia 15,763 $887K
Arizona 14,658 $798K
Indiana 13,015 $745K
Illinois 12,269 $676K
Michigan 10,889 $650K
Massachusetts 10,720 $590K
Missouri 9,695 $532K
Georgia 9,476 $529K
South Carolina 7,735 $438K
West Virginia 7,724 $420K
Oregon 7,450 $426K
Tennessee 7,034 $406K
Oklahoma 6,886 $370K
Nevada 6,809 $397K
Wisconsin 6,497 $365K
Alabama 6,299 $357K
Connecticut 6,187 $345K
Washington 6,093 $342K
New Jersey 5,859 $315K
Louisiana 5,328 $294K
Maryland 3,940 $251K
Arkansas 3,910 $224K
Mississippi 3,876 $220K
Kansas 3,841 $214K
Minnesota 3,813 $215K
Iowa 3,647 $195K
New Mexico 3,558 $201K
Colorado 3,124 $185K
Rhode Island 2,202 $111K
Maine 2,038 $123K
Utah 1,621 $91.9K
Idaho 1,496 $84.8K
Montana 1,473 $81.4K
Nebraska 1,374 $73.9K
New Hampshire 1,263 $71.6K
North Dakota 1,053 $55.6K
Delaware 1,002 $66.4K
South Dakota 992 $53.5K
Hawaii 906 $55.2K
Vermont 613 $35.4K
Wyoming 571 $31.5K
Alaska 464 $25.3K
District of Columbia 341 $20.6K
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 PROVENTIL HFA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JUAN ACEVEDO-CRESPO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled224

CORAL GABLES

Florida

REBECCA STARR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled221

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

MINI LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled153

NEW YORK

New York

NASHAT RABADI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled143

BUFFALO

New York

J. DAVID HURTADO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

PHOENIX

Arizona

CHAULA PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

BRONX

New York

ANASTASIA ASANOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

BROOKLYN

New York

JAVID YADEGAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

BROOKLYN

New York

SHEKAR MURTHY MD

Claims Filled119

BRONX

New York

RICHARD HUGHES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled116

OAK RIDGE

Tennessee

JANE HOLLINGSWORTH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled110

BURLINGTON

North Carolina

VISHNU PATEL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled108

PRINCETON

West Virginia

BRENDA GOMEZ M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled105

BRONX

New York

ALICE BUCKLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled104

BOULDER CITY

Nevada

WILLIAM OBRYAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled102

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

LOUIS FLORES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled100

GLENDALE

California

BRODIE MCALPIN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled100

CORINTH

Mississippi

RONALD RUPPERT D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled97

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

JEAN BALZORA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled94

BRONX

New York

MICHAEL BLATT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled94

WHEELING

West Virginia

REX QUAEMPTS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

TOPPENISH

Washington

HEMANT PATEL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled92

NEW YORK

New York

JOSEPH THORPE MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled89

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JOAN REIBMAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled87

NEW YORK

New York

LINCOLN MEDICAL & MENTAL HEALTH CENTER

Claims Filled87

BRONX

New York