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ANDROGEL

TESTOSTERONE

Treats low testosterone levels when your body does not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

341K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 421 of 3395

$245M
Retail Cost

Rank: 125 of 3395

88,227
Patients

Rank: 438 of 3395

50,797
Prescribers

Rank: 402 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

326K

2011

453K

2012

605K

2013

482K

2014

341K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$131M

2011

$205M

2012

$308M

2013

$282M

2014

$245M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$249

2011

$260

2012

$268

2013

$312

2014

$376

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 12,699 50,759 $33.9M
Florida 8,704 32,820 $22.8M
Texas 6,755 24,325 $18.5M
New York 4,991 18,243 $14.3M
North Carolina 3,869 15,112 $10.6M
Pennsylvania 3,481 14,137 $9.43M
Ohio 3,380 12,209 $9.58M
Georgia 2,789 10,590 $7.31M
New Jersey 2,609 9,624 $8.05M
Illinois 2,451 9,316 $7.12M
Michigan 2,719 9,072 $7.66M
Tennessee 2,276 8,196 $5.98M
Arizona 2,294 8,168 $5.88M
South Carolina 1,861 7,609 $5.33M
Missouri 1,823 7,200 $4.92M
Virginia 1,949 7,030 $5.34M
Massachusetts 1,506 7,025 $4.52M
Indiana 1,853 6,877 $5.06M
Washington 1,585 5,939 $4.29M
Kentucky 1,527 5,824 $4.5M
Colorado 1,454 5,544 $3.86M
Wisconsin 1,301 5,244 $3.77M
Alabama 1,263 4,769 $3.23M
Maryland 1,387 4,619 $3.85M
Oregon 1,095 4,319 $3.05M
Connecticut 1,077 4,270 $3.33M
Louisiana 1,062 3,992 $2.62M
Minnesota 978 3,799 $2.64M
Oklahoma 889 3,392 $2.33M
Utah 769 2,878 $1.94M
Nevada 745 2,735 $1.9M
Kansas 644 2,589 $1.78M
West Virginia 554 2,115 $1.43M
New Mexico 522 2,082 $1.43M
Iowa 431 1,866 $1.22M
New Hampshire 334 1,499 $879K
Arkansas 388 1,481 $968K
Idaho 351 1,371 $960K
Maine 357 1,306 $1.01M
Hawaii 347 1,233 $875K
Mississippi 340 1,226 $806K
Nebraska 296 1,184 $738K
Rhode Island 251 1,179 $687K
Delaware 350 1,161 $1.01M
Montana 182 770 $485K
Vermont 176 751 $527K
District of Columbia 179 677 $523K
South Dakota 106 497 $331K
Wyoming 79 287 $195K
North Dakota 80 279 $176K
Alaska 65 191 $168K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 ANDROGEL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PETER SNYDER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled131

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MARK HIGGINS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

SAN FRANCISCO

California

SHAWN HASSLER M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled127

SAN FRANCISCO

California

STEPHEN SACKS MD

Urology

Claims Filled124

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN TUTTLE MD

Urology

Claims Filled124

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

DANIEL BERGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

CHICAGO

Illinois

VIRGINIA CAFARO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled123

SAN FRANCISCO

California

THANES VANIG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

PHOENIX

Arizona

EDWIN DEJESUS MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled122

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS

Florida

ANTHONY SCARSELLA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled122

BEVERLY HILLS

California

GERALD LEVINE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled121

SANTA MONICA

California

MITCHELL HAMBURG M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled117

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

CLIFFORD KINDER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

MIAMI

Florida

JAMES ADAMS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled115

BEVERLY HILLS

California

ROBERT COWLES M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled110

GREENSBORO

Georgia

THOMAS BLEVINS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled110

AUSTIN

Texas

RICHARD LOFTUS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

GERARD CURTIS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled108

SARASOTA

Florida

LEE LISKEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled106

SAN FRANCISCO

California

MICHAEL WENSLEY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled106

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

LARRY LIPSHULTZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled104

HOUSTON

Texas

EDWARD MERKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled103

NEW YORK

New York

STEVEN FEHRENKAMP MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled102

AUSTIN

Texas

PATRICIA GARTON APRN-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled102

NORWALK

Connecticut

MICHAEL GOTTLIEB MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled102

LOS ANGELES

California