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PHENOBARBITAL

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

673K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 300 of 3395

$21.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 684 of 3395

75,161
Patients

Rank: 469 of 3395

64,791
Prescribers

Rank: 352 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

34.4K

2011

32.9K

2012

681K

2013

696K

2014

673K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$190K

2011

$278K

2012

$11.8M

2013

$15.9M

2014

$21.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$20

2011

$31

2012

$55

2013

$78

2014

$110

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 7,082 52,869 $1.98M
New York 5,183 48,843 $1.42M
Pennsylvania 4,882 47,282 $1.44M
Texas 4,201 33,454 $1.22M
Ohio 3,307 32,050 $954K
Florida 3,872 30,564 $978K
Illinois 3,168 27,312 $872K
North Carolina 2,962 25,464 $783K
Michigan 2,903 21,206 $696K
Georgia 2,491 20,766 $627K
New Jersey 2,183 19,630 $633K
Tennessee 2,110 18,980 $522K
Kentucky 1,784 17,763 $475K
Louisiana 1,929 17,252 $573K
Massachusetts 1,797 17,039 $519K
Virginia 1,933 16,880 $567K
Missouri 1,679 15,361 $483K
Alabama 1,956 14,920 $488K
Indiana 1,720 14,736 $480K
South Carolina 1,491 13,266 $364K
Wisconsin 1,466 13,013 $429K
West Virginia 1,089 10,289 $296K
Mississippi 1,178 10,150 $337K
Maryland 1,279 9,944 $329K
Minnesota 1,085 8,767 $329K
Arkansas 944 8,446 $275K
Washington 988 7,809 $286K
Connecticut 853 7,764 $250K
Arizona 1,072 7,652 $247K
Iowa 729 6,888 $262K
Oklahoma 846 6,879 $237K
Oregon 805 6,317 $211K
Kansas 630 6,082 $181K
Colorado 800 5,856 $203K
Nebraska 464 4,292 $144K
Utah 465 3,528 $129K
New Mexico 448 3,495 $134K
Nevada 442 3,083 $101K
Maine 410 3,038 $106K
Rhode Island 314 2,909 $79.7K
New Hampshire 331 2,626 $88.2K
South Dakota 252 2,294 $85.1K
Hawaii 248 2,026 $65.7K
Idaho 245 1,932 $59.3K
Montana 208 1,752 $54.6K
North Dakota 200 1,706 $63.1K
Delaware 211 1,478 $54.9K
Vermont 184 1,271 $47.5K
District of Columbia 154 1,123 $37.3K
Wyoming 93 725 $26.3K
Alaska 50 375 $18.8K
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 PHENOBARBITAL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CATHERINE PHILLIPS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled584

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

DANIEL BUBENHEIM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled464

MC KEES ROCKS

Pennsylvania

CAMILLE HENRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled459

DURHAM

North Carolina

ANTONIO MARASIGAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled379

SYRACUSE

New York

MICHAEL MARKOPOULOS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled369

DEL MAR

California

ERIC WILLIAMS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled331

BONHAM

Texas

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled321

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

STEVEN LENES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled303

SUMMERVILLE

South Carolina

MICHAEL MARESKA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled300

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

LUAN LE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled292

COSTA MESA

California

JOHN AXLEY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled283

PENSACOLA

Florida

ELLEN DELEA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled282

ELWYN

Pennsylvania

JAMES MCCARTHY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled272

HYANNIS

Massachusetts

BALDEV SINGH MD

Neurology

Claims Filled266

VALHALLA

New York

LAUREN FAGER APRN-C

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Claims Filled265

TOPEKA

Kansas

LAURA BUCK N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled265

PATCHOGUE

New York

GREGORY COSTELLO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled264

WYCKOFF

New Jersey

MARC MANIGAT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled263

WRENTHAM

Massachusetts

RICA HOWARTH PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled263

MONACA

Pennsylvania

SAILAJA REDDY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

COSTA MESA

California

WILLIAM MERVA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled258

PRINCETON

West Virginia

PATRICK DOYLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled257

COLUMBUS

Ohio

JONATHAN ROSS M.D.

Claims Filled254

METHUEN

Massachusetts

ANNA RIKHTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled252

FOREST HILLS

New York

DAVID COFFEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled252

ONEIDA

Tennessee