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Prescriber Checkup » ATACAND

ATACAND

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. A lower blood pressure may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. This medicine is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

197K
Medicare Part D Claims
$23.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 19,317 $2.37M
Florida 18,844 $2.07M
Puerto Rico 18,216 $1.68M
California 12,398 $1.53M
Pennsylvania 11,937 $1.35M
Texas 8,445 $1.01M
Ohio 7,218 $895K
Oregon 5,800 $697K
New Jersey 5,385 $705K
Washington 4,802 $598K
Illinois 4,687 $569K
North Carolina 4,685 $513K
Virginia 4,498 $543K
Kentucky 4,386 $556K
Michigan 4,187 $574K
Missouri 4,055 $421K
Maryland 4,029 $559K
Georgia 3,887 $405K
Wisconsin 3,704 $420K
Louisiana 3,615 $393K
Indiana 3,552 $402K
Massachusetts 3,400 $383K
Tennessee 2,928 $330K
Minnesota 2,746 $357K
South Carolina 2,531 $277K
Alabama 2,515 $261K
Iowa 2,354 $228K
Connecticut 2,183 $284K
Arizona 2,057 $274K
Rhode Island 2,013 $209K
West Virginia 2,007 $228K
Arkansas 1,845 $177K
Kansas 1,770 $190K
Nebraska 1,629 $165K
Oklahoma 1,587 $172K
Mississippi 1,462 $148K
Colorado 1,344 $167K
Idaho 1,178 $131K
Hawaii 1,094 $150K
New Mexico 973 $133K
South Dakota 929 $98.3K
Nevada 839 $102K
Delaware 825 $137K
North Dakota 646 $65.5K
Montana 631 $65.8K
Maine 510 $75.9K
Utah 478 $55.6K
New Hampshire 438 $52.5K
Vermont 274 $39.4K
District of Columbia 256 $29.6K
Wyoming 197 $20K
Alaska 192 $29.8K
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 ATACAND

Provider Medicare Claims City State
AETNA RX HOME DELIVERY

Suppliers, Mail Order Pharmacy

Claims Filled50

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

BRENDA RAY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

RICHMOND

Virginia

MICHAEL MERHIGE M.D>

Specialist

Claims Filled50

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

JOHN DIAKIW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

XIYUN SHAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

NEW YORK

New York

FERNANDO ORAMAS M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

MIAMI

Florida

JOEL FEISS MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

PLANTATION

Florida

ROGER DANIELS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

VIVIAN BLAND M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

ELIZABETHTOWN

Kentucky

JAMES WATSON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled52

BELLEVUE

Washington

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

MIAMI

Florida

GEORGE SABATES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

DELRAY BEACH

Florida

MARIA BETANCOURT

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

MIAMI

Florida

ZOE HAWES NP

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled54

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

ARTURO SUAREZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

HIALEAH

Florida

MICHAEL SHERMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

ALBANY

Oregon

GABRIELA GOLDSTEIN M.D., P.A.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

DONALD HARTSFIELD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

RONALD WILSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

PADUCAH

Kentucky

ELSIE VARUGHESE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

BROCKTON

Massachusetts

JEROME WEISS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

PENFIELD

New York

RICHARD RUGGIERI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

WILMER ABSHIER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

MICHAEL TOREN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled59

HILLSBORO

Oregon

AGUSTIN ALFONSO M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled60

MIAMI

Florida