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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

229K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 506 of 3395

$52.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 422 of 3395

54,601
Patients

Rank: 527 of 3395

26,936
Prescribers

Rank: 542 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

75.3K

2011

95.2K

2012

122K

2013

162K

2014

229K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$33.1M

2011

$37.3M

2012

$43M

2013

$46M

2014

$52.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$333

2011

$314

2012

$266

2013

$275

2014

$141

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 8,450 30,863 $6.83M
New York 4,986 20,807 $5.61M
Florida 4,114 18,713 $3.69M
Pennsylvania 3,482 17,123 $4.39M
Texas 3,011 11,809 $2.57M
Ohio 2,024 7,837 $1.89M
Illinois 2,137 7,716 $1.76M
Michigan 1,842 7,062 $2.04M
Arizona 1,264 6,190 $923K
North Carolina 1,580 6,186 $1.42M
Massachusetts 1,596 6,182 $1.46M
Georgia 1,340 5,985 $1.43M
Wisconsin 1,237 5,469 $1.09M
Washington 1,288 5,211 $1.11M
Minnesota 1,467 5,204 $1.2M
Missouri 1,025 4,728 $836K
New Jersey 1,313 4,626 $1.1M
Tennessee 979 4,430 $999K
Maryland 1,248 4,387 $1.16M
Louisiana 855 4,181 $963K
Indiana 924 3,941 $979K
Virginia 1,087 3,938 $919K
Colorado 928 3,263 $696K
Alabama 773 2,820 $668K
Oregon 912 2,729 $720K
South Carolina 656 2,711 $762K
Connecticut 752 2,528 $666K
Kentucky 520 2,249 $458K
Utah 463 2,189 $420K
Iowa 371 1,977 $329K
Oklahoma 403 1,561 $322K
Nebraska 260 1,424 $186K
District of Columbia 272 1,190 $308K
Kansas 315 1,175 $239K
Arkansas 235 1,082 $224K
New Mexico 306 938 $222K
Mississippi 210 860 $236K
Nevada 246 855 $161K
New Hampshire 273 734 $189K
Hawaii 272 590 $209K
Idaho 165 566 $114K
West Virginia 206 532 $138K
Rhode Island 146 412 $135K
Delaware 138 396 $106K
South Dakota 84 362 $77.5K
Alaska 67 333 $56.5K
Maine 128 310 $78.9K
Montana 94 290 $60.8K
North Dakota 87 268 $58.7K
Vermont 90 225 $65.7K
Wyoming 41 108 $23.6K
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 TACROLIMUS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SEIGO NISHIDA MD

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled952

MIAMI

Florida

LEWIS TEPERMAN M.D.

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled824

NEW YORK

New York

TIMOTHY MCCASHLAND MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled761

OMAHA

Nebraska

MICHAEL GRIZZANTI FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled687

ROCHESTER

New York

TRACY STEINBERG CNS

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Clinic/Center

Claims Filled581

AURORA

Colorado

ALEXANDRU MUSAT MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled563

MADISON

Wisconsin

CHETAN PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled542

DURHAM

North Carolina

SAMMY SAAB MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled519

LOS ANGELES

California

JEFFREY CRIPPIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled516

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RACHEL CHANDLER NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled512

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JOHN GOSS MD

Pediatric Surgery

Claims Filled481

HOUSTON

Texas

DEBBIE RINDE-HOFFMAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled460

TAMPA

Florida

RICHARD GILROY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled459

MURRAY

Utah

BRENDAN MCGUIRE MD

Hepatology

Claims Filled454

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

NIKOLAOS PYRSOPOULOS MD,PHD,MBA

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled442

NEWARK

New Jersey

CHRISTOPHER ALBERS MD

Transplant Hepatology

Claims Filled441

TAMPA

Florida

AIJAZ AHMED MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled439

STANFORD

California

IRA WILLNER MD

Hepatology

Claims Filled414

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

THOMAS KALEEKAL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled376

HOUSTON

Texas

CAROLINE MCCOY ANP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled366

ATLANTA

Georgia

MICHELLE KITTLESON MD PHD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled351

LOS ANGELES

California

NIGEL GIRGRAH MD PHD

Hepatology

Claims Filled350

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

MICHELLE LUBETZKY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled350

BRONX

New York

PAUL KWO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled346

STANFORD

California

MARCO LACERDA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled346

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana