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DONEPEZIL HCL

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

7.58M
Medicare Part D Claims
$286M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 767,549 $22.5M
Florida 617,287 $23.9M
New York 505,722 $18.8M
Texas 487,481 $20.4M
Pennsylvania 428,935 $20M
Ohio 340,951 $13.4M
Illinois 306,818 $9.71M
North Carolina 256,581 $12.7M
Georgia 231,276 $8.86M
New Jersey 226,031 $7.27M
Michigan 213,790 $6.88M
Tennessee 190,241 $7.38M
Missouri 184,092 $6.77M
Indiana 179,502 $5.77M
Massachusetts 167,432 $9.05M
Virginia 159,658 $6.57M
Wisconsin 151,341 $4.78M
Alabama 145,441 $5.62M
Kentucky 141,140 $5.42M
Louisiana 130,458 $6.61M
Minnesota 113,770 $2.66M
Washington 113,141 $3.73M
Mississippi 112,255 $4.85M
South Carolina 111,043 $5.49M
Arizona 110,752 $3.26M
Connecticut 97,706 $3.78M
Oklahoma 94,793 $4.91M
Arkansas 93,784 $4.52M
Iowa 92,170 $2.29M
Maryland 85,111 $2.73M
Kansas 82,168 $2.41M
Oregon 76,077 $2.27M
Colorado 70,553 $2.08M
West Virginia 61,802 $2.48M
Nebraska 50,516 $1.43M
Nevada 40,238 $976K
Rhode Island 39,207 $2.47M
New Mexico 36,980 $2.26M
Maine 32,353 $893K
Hawaii 30,153 $1.17M
New Hampshire 29,053 $948K
Utah 27,841 $824K
Idaho 24,818 $748K
South Dakota 24,396 $793K
North Dakota 22,573 $680K
Montana 16,382 $507K
Delaware 14,621 $841K
Vermont 13,530 $474K
District of Columbia 10,013 $373K
Wyoming 9,506 $308K
Alaska 6,838 $140K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
RICARDO PLASENCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,165

MIAMI

Florida

SURESH NAIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,162

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

DANIEL CHANG MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,157

LOS ANGELES

California

RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,153

JACKSON

Mississippi

JAMES CHUDLEIGH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,149

VOLENTE

Texas

KASHYAP PATEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,148

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,146

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

GEORGE SUTTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,145

MOBILE

Alabama

RAGHAVENDRA PRASAD MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,142

CEDAR HILL

Texas

MOHAMMAD BOLOURI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,140

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

ASHA PRITPAL SIDHU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,137

FRESNO

California

STEVEN LEWIS D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,131

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,130

WESTON

Massachusetts

SUSAN BERNER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,120

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

JEFFREY AMIDON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,116

ROME

New York

ROBERT PRZYBELSKI MD MS

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,106

MADISON

Wisconsin

DONALD EVANS M.D., P.C.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,105

CARTERSVILLE

Georgia

MARGARITA LERMO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,103

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID SAMARA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,099

ORANGE PARK

Florida

GEORGE FIELDS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,097

SANTA ANA

California

JOAQUIN MENDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,093

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

JOSEPH GUERRINI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,083

HOUSTON

Texas

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,079

DUBLIN

Georgia

ENRIQUE VARELA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,078

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

JAE PAK M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,076

SNELLVILLE

Georgia