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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 2014

482K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 352 of 3362

$282M
Retail Cost

Rank: 106 of 3362

129,542
Patients

Rank: 372 of 3362

67,964
Prescribers

Rank: 336 of 3362

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it worked well

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it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 17,527 68,799 $38M
Florida 13,112 46,441 $26.4M
Texas 10,317 35,565 $21.7M
New York 6,998 25,282 $16.2M
North Carolina 5,612 21,019 $12.1M
Pennsylvania 5,066 19,458 $11M
Ohio 4,931 16,957 $10.6M
Georgia 4,074 14,853 $8.42M
Michigan 4,139 13,885 $9.36M
Illinois 3,542 13,202 $8.2M
Arizona 3,558 12,498 $7.26M
New Jersey 3,502 12,263 $8.19M
Tennessee 3,424 12,261 $7.03M
Massachusetts 2,497 11,594 $6.15M
South Carolina 2,802 10,357 $5.82M
Virginia 2,957 10,218 $6.24M
Missouri 2,625 9,807 $5.43M
Indiana 2,741 9,789 $5.89M
Kentucky 2,353 8,277 $5.18M
Washington 2,196 8,059 $4.68M
Wisconsin 1,910 7,633 $4.4M
Colorado 2,032 7,310 $4.21M
Alabama 1,927 6,790 $3.69M
Maryland 1,931 6,365 $4.28M
Oregon 1,627 6,264 $3.55M
Louisiana 1,630 5,888 $3.14M
Minnesota 1,452 5,658 $3.36M
Oklahoma 1,432 5,074 $2.79M
Connecticut 1,315 5,029 $3.18M
Utah 1,108 4,043 $2.22M
Nevada 1,075 3,820 $2.22M
Kansas 978 3,661 $2.02M
Iowa 760 3,138 $1.74M
West Virginia 915 3,135 $1.77M
New Mexico 834 3,051 $1.71M
Arkansas 722 2,335 $1.24M
Mississippi 607 2,124 $1.11M
Hawaii 573 2,057 $1.21M
Maine 542 2,046 $1.25M
Nebraska 531 2,043 $1.11M
Idaho 543 1,992 $1.12M
New Hampshire 459 1,991 $965K
Rhode Island 407 1,632 $804K
Delaware 504 1,608 $1.16M
Montana 284 1,068 $565K
Vermont 256 1,033 $591K
District of Columbia 258 971 $601K
South Dakota 184 731 $386K
Wyoming 146 521 $297K
North Dakota 123 494 $234K
Alaska 95 297 $231K
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 ANDROGEL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MICHAEL JARDULA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

PALM SPRINGS

California

JOSEPH NARUS NP

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled129

NEW YORK

New York

GERALD GOLTZ M.D.

Claims Filled129

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH PIPERATO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

MIAMI

Florida

LISA CAPALDINI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

SAN FRANCISCO

California

MICHAEL WENSLEY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled128

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

RICKY HSU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled123

NEW YORK

New York

MITCHELL HAMBURG M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled123

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

MICHAEL TROTTER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled122

AUSTIN

Texas

STEPHEN SACKS MD

Urology

Claims Filled122

LOS ANGELES

California

GUY VALIQUETTE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled121

VALHALLA

New York

RICHARD DODD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled120

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

GERALD PIERONE MD

Claims Filled119

VERO BEACH

Florida

ABDUL AL-KASSAB MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled117

ROCHESTER HILLS

Michigan

STEVEN MOORE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled117

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

DANIEL BERGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

CHICAGO

Illinois

GARY GOTTHELF MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

PENSACOLA

Florida

MICHAEL VAVRIK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled116

CARROLLTON

Georgia

TONY LOPEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

SAN DIEGO

California

MICHELLE POWELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled115

MIAMI

Florida

ANTHONY SCARSELLA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled115

BEVERLY HILLS

California

MIKE CHIANG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled113

VALDOSTA

Georgia

ABRAHAM MORGENTALER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled112

CHESTNUT HILL

Massachusetts

DAVID SHAMBLAW M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

SAN DIEGO

California

STEVEN FEHRENKAMP MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled110

AUSTIN

Texas