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DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Donepezil is in a class of medications called cholinesterase inhibitors. It improves mental function (such as memory, attention, social interaction, reasoning and language abilities, and ability to perform activities of daily living) by increasing the amount of a certain naturally occurring substance in the brain. Donepezil may improve the ability to think and remember or slow the loss of these abilities in people who have AD. However, donepezil will not cure AD or prevent the loss of mental abilities at some time in the future. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

113K
Medicare Part D Claims
$891M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 695,526 $90.6M
Florida 555,186 $67.3M
New York 465,862 $61.7M
Texas 450,602 $56M
Pennsylvania 421,488 $56.7M
Ohio 324,563 $37.4M
Illinois 297,070 $34M
North Carolina 244,885 $31M
Georgia 211,478 $24.4M
New Jersey 205,432 $28.3M
Michigan 191,242 $25.2M
Tennessee 175,298 $21.6M
Missouri 172,601 $19.2M
Indiana 172,306 $20.2M
Massachusetts 163,308 $22.6M
Virginia 151,536 $18.3M
Wisconsin 140,376 $15.5M
Alabama 134,999 $16.1M
Kentucky 132,301 $16.5M
Puerto Rico 125,957 $14.8M
Louisiana 114,297 $14.9M
Minnesota 112,263 $11.7M
Washington 105,426 $12.7M
South Carolina 104,017 $14.1M
Arizona 103,197 $12.4M
Mississippi 101,495 $11.5M
Connecticut 93,783 $11.7M
Oklahoma 91,664 $11.7M
Arkansas 90,156 $11.8M
Iowa 86,293 $8.65M
Maryland 82,429 $10.6M
Kansas 79,840 $8.56M
Oregon 71,882 $8.22M
Colorado 67,163 $7.87M
West Virginia 59,234 $7.65M
Nebraska 47,613 $4.85M
Rhode Island 37,211 $4.78M
Nevada 37,204 $4.31M
New Mexico 36,162 $5.11M
Maine 32,154 $3.83M
Hawaii 29,408 $3.96M
New Hampshire 29,243 $3.36M
Utah 25,317 $3.21M
South Dakota 24,068 $2.53M
Idaho 23,355 $2.61M
North Dakota 22,577 $2.24M
Montana 16,385 $1.76M
Delaware 14,737 $2.21M
Vermont 13,769 $1.86M
District of Columbia 10,033 $1.23M
Wyoming 8,657 $982K
Alaska 6,611 $520K
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 DONEPEZIL HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARK OBENRADER MD PHD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WYNDMOOR

Pennsylvania

JOHN DIMONDO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DECATUR

Illinois

CHEUNG LEUNG M. D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

GILROY

California

TAHIR AHMED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

RICHLANDS

Virginia

RICHARD KAMRATH M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

WALNUT CREEK

California

PETER GRAY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

GREENVILLE

Texas

ELISEO MILLS MD

Claims Filled50

MONTEBELLO

California

KENDALL LUBECK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LITTLETON

Colorado

ALEXANDER NISS M.D., PH.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

SHERMAN OAKS

California

GREGORY BURATTO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEWISTON

Idaho

RONALD CHAMBERS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHASTA LAKE

California

REEMA TANEJA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BOARDMAN

Ohio

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

BIPINCHANDRA BHAGAT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

VICTORVILLE

California

ROBIN WIND M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WINNETKA

Illinois

JERRY REIMER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLOVIS

California

COLBY POWELL PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

POTTSVILLE

Pennsylvania

RUSSEL ETTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

YORK

Pennsylvania

SUSAN FANTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

YANKTON

South Dakota

MARIO BAQUERO-BUENO M. D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

MC MURRAY

Pennsylvania

ROBERT SANDERS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAVACA

Arkansas

RAMONA ORSCHELL MS, APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

CAMBRIDGE CITY

Indiana

MONTY SHUMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DUBLIN

Georgia

DELILAH ARMSTRONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS

Ohio

SAFWAT SHAKER

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HACKENSACK

New Jersey