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ANDROGEL

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

452K
Medicare Part D Claims
$204M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 63,022 $27.3M
Florida 45,576 $20.3M
Texas 31,409 $14.1M
New York 22,265 $11M
Pennsylvania 17,724 $7.97M
Ohio 17,166 $8.26M
North Carolina 16,743 $7.46M
Georgia 13,770 $6.03M
Michigan 13,160 $6.36M
New Jersey 12,239 $6.16M
Illinois 11,987 $5.51M
Arizona 11,722 $5.4M
Tennessee 11,291 $5.05M
Massachusetts 10,505 $4.59M
Virginia 10,423 $4.85M
Missouri 9,506 $4.12M
Kentucky 9,323 $4.18M
Indiana 8,695 $3.98M
South Carolina 7,764 $3.32M
Wisconsin 7,576 $3.4M
Washington 7,405 $3.52M
Colorado 6,790 $3.12M
Louisiana 6,058 $2.54M
Alabama 5,995 $2.46M
Oklahoma 5,862 $2.47M
Minnesota 5,621 $2.67M
Oregon 5,576 $2.54M
Maryland 5,453 $2.81M
Connecticut 5,425 $2.67M
Utah 4,297 $1.88M
Nevada 3,861 $1.73M
West Virginia 3,575 $1.58M
Kansas 3,551 $1.61M
Iowa 3,465 $1.46M
New Mexico 3,277 $1.47M
Mississippi 2,727 $1.12M
Arkansas 2,575 $1.07M
Idaho 2,327 $1.05M
Maine 2,278 $1.09M
Nebraska 2,022 $866K
Hawaii 1,926 $885K
New Hampshire 1,712 $697K
Rhode Island 1,674 $654K
Delaware 1,459 $748K
Vermont 1,219 $521K
Montana 998 $431K
South Dakota 815 $355K
Wyoming 754 $355K
District of Columbia 473 $240K
North Dakota 361 $140K
Alaska 353 $193K
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 ANDROGEL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GREGORY CARTER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled92

BOAZ

Alabama

MARK ILLEMAN FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled92

SAN FRANCISCO

California

LISA CAPALDINI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled92

SAN FRANCISCO

California

RICHARD CHERLIN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled90

LOS GATOS

California

JEREMY GLEESON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled90

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

MARK KUTNER M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled90

MIAMI

Florida

IRWIN GOLDSTEIN MD

Pediatrics

Claims Filled89

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

STEPHEN LAZAROU M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled89

WELLESLEY

Massachusetts

EDWARD MERKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled89

NEW YORK

New York

JOHN DOWEIKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled89

BOSTON

Massachusetts

LOURDES LAGONOWICZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled89

MIAMI

Florida

MELECIA FUENTES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled89

WESLACO

Texas

GERARD CURTIS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled88

SARASOTA

Florida

ROGER BELBEL DO

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled88

EL PASO

Texas

KEVIN MCVARY MD

Urology

Claims Filled88

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

MARC GUTIN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled88

GLENDORA

California

JOSEPH CAMPS MD

Urology

Claims Filled86

TALL

Florida

GERALD HAMWI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled86

SHERMAN OAKS

California

MARY VANCE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled86

CHARLOTTESVILLE

Virginia

PETER RUANE MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled85

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSEPH DAHMAN FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled85

PALM SPRINGS

California

GEORGE COSERIU MD

Urology

Claims Filled85

CLEVELAND

Ohio

STEPHEN SPENCER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled84

BOISE

Idaho

MICHAEL JARDULA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled84

PALM SPRINGS

California

WILLIAM GRIMM D.O.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled83

PALM SPRINGS

California