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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

232K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 500 of 3362

$30.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 527 of 3362

51,212
Patients

Rank: 529 of 3362

34,337
Prescribers

Rank: 484 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

248K

2011

300K

2012

282K

2013

232K

2014

68K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$21.2M

2011

$28.6M

2012

$31.4M

2013

$30.6M

2014

$9.63M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$251

2011

$271

2012

$256

2013

$286

2014

$229

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 8,712 41,746 $5.63M
Texas 3,927 16,769 $2.21M
Florida 3,678 15,722 $2.1M
North Carolina 2,197 10,665 $1.25M
Georgia 2,148 10,211 $1.2M
Michigan 2,061 8,122 $1.26M
Arizona 1,840 8,045 $1.11M
New York 1,708 7,509 $1.04M
Colorado 1,639 7,327 $958K
Tennessee 1,705 7,075 $906K
Washington 1,446 6,551 $850K
Ohio 1,437 5,864 $800K
South Carolina 1,227 5,721 $694K
Oregon 1,145 5,466 $680K
Missouri 1,017 4,604 $577K
Kentucky 1,040 4,575 $537K
Alabama 1,086 4,459 $543K
Pennsylvania 1,058 4,426 $629K
Louisiana 852 4,242 $456K
Virginia 987 4,131 $697K
Illinois 1,060 4,109 $571K
Indiana 794 3,433 $468K
Minnesota 823 3,143 $491K
New Jersey 706 2,868 $463K
Massachusetts 611 2,757 $351K
Wisconsin 580 2,648 $346K
Oklahoma 657 2,597 $330K
Arkansas 494 2,523 $259K
Connecticut 535 2,274 $333K
Kansas 480 2,217 $276K
Mississippi 400 2,073 $211K
New Mexico 464 2,026 $255K
Nevada 441 1,950 $244K
Maryland 480 1,791 $308K
Utah 421 1,782 $223K
Nebraska 287 1,328 $151K
Idaho 304 1,299 $168K
Iowa 219 1,032 $118K
West Virginia 242 968 $123K
Montana 195 950 $117K
Maine 185 819 $112K
New Hampshire 135 666 $84.5K
South Dakota 107 484 $59.2K
Hawaii 94 418 $57.4K
Wyoming 95 407 $54.4K
North Dakota 85 351 $40.4K
Rhode Island 74 345 $41.4K
Delaware 94 329 $60.5K
District of Columbia 75 301 $46.7K
Alaska 60 241 $35.3K
Vermont 52 203 $30.9K
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 »

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Top prescribers for VIVELLE-DOT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DIANA SCHWARZBEIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled459

SANTA BARBARA

California

JAMES GUILER MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled402

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

CHARLES MYERS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled316

EARLYSVILLE

Virginia

EDWARD BIGGERSTAFF MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled264

SAVANNAH

Georgia

MARTHA GONZALEZ M.D., M.P.H

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled244

VENTURA

California

RISA KAGAN M.D,

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled199

BERKELEY

California

BLANE CRANDALL M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled194

NAPLES

Florida

JANE BENING M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled175

NEWPORT BEACH

California

CHARLES LOMAX MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled169

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

RICKI POLLYCOVE M.D., M.H.S.

Gynecology

Claims Filled168

SAN FRANCISCO

California

LILA NACHTIGALL M.D.

Reproductive Endocrinology

Claims Filled168

NEW YORK

New York

JON LISCHKE MD

Reproductive Endocrinology

Claims Filled167

SAN DIEGO

California

CHARLES KALSTONE M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled166

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

SUSAN UNGAR MS,NP

Nurse Practitioner, Womens Health

Claims Filled165

SOQUEL

California

CHRISTINE GRISWOLD MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled164

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

TERESA SCHAER M.D., F.A.C.P.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled156

DAYTON

New Jersey

DEBORAH WILSON PHYSICIAN

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled156

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

LAURIE GREEN M.D.

Obstetrics

Claims Filled150

SAN FRANCISCO

California

STEPHANIE MCCLELLAN M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled149

NEWPORT BEACH

California

MAUREEN O'REGAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled146

ARLINGTON

Virginia

BEVERLY DONNELLEY MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled140

FORT COLLINS

Colorado

MURRAY FREEDMAN MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled140

AUGUSTA

Georgia

MONICA LEFF MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled134

LONG BEACH

California

BARBARA DEPREE M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled133

ZEELAND

Michigan

ANTHEA DIXON MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled129

TUCSON

Arizona