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CALCIUM ACETATE

Used to treat hyperphosphatemia (too much phosphate in the blood) in patients with end stage kidney disease who are on dialysis. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

567K
Medicare Part D Claims
$71.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 62,290 $7.72M
Texas 51,639 $8.01M
Pennsylvania 38,849 $4.06M
Florida 36,323 $4.64M
New York 35,651 $3.75M
Ohio 26,223 $3.1M
Georgia 22,857 $3.08M
Illinois 22,680 $2.67M
North Carolina 21,716 $3.04M
Michigan 18,794 $2.44M
New Jersey 15,604 $1.76M
Tennessee 12,935 $1.52M
Maryland 11,703 $1.52M
Minnesota 11,672 $1.44M
South Carolina 11,663 $1.65M
Alabama 10,309 $1.52M
Virginia 10,064 $1.38M
Louisiana 9,851 $1.34M
Massachusetts 9,570 $1.01M
Missouri 9,424 $1.02M
Arizona 9,402 $1.15M
Mississippi 8,740 $1.21M
Indiana 8,731 $1.11M
Kentucky 8,673 $1.04M
Wisconsin 7,717 $859K
Oklahoma 7,374 $1.21M
Washington 6,825 $825K
Oregon 5,262 $651K
Connecticut 5,235 $656K
Arkansas 5,193 $611K
Colorado 4,927 $672K
Kansas 4,718 $588K
Iowa 4,234 $425K
Hawaii 3,568 $397K
West Virginia 3,510 $395K
New Mexico 3,191 $425K
Delaware 2,428 $354K
Nevada 2,328 $282K
Nebraska 2,007 $219K
District of Columbia 1,949 $254K
South Dakota 1,345 $157K
Alaska 1,301 $110K
Idaho 1,287 $154K
Maine 1,245 $166K
North Dakota 1,141 $125K
Rhode Island 1,103 $101K
Montana 1,075 $130K
New Hampshire 982 $124K
Utah 703 $88.7K
Vermont 411 $50.7K
Wyoming 318 $40.2K
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 CALCIUM ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NANCY HERNANDEZ DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

ORANGE

California

ZAHRA TABASSIAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled51

INGLEWOOD

California

SUNG YANG MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled51

LANCASTER

California

RICHARD KASAMA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled51

CHERRY HILL

New Jersey

SALMA JESMIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

PHOENIX

Arizona

PAUL SCHENDEL M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled51

YORK

Pennsylvania

FIONNUALA CORMACK MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled51

SEATTLE

Washington

KENNETH KORNETSKY MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled51

WARRENTON

Virginia

AMADO GAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled51

BROOKLYN

New York

SANDEEP SINGH M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled51

FORT WORTH

Texas

BHARATHI DUKKIPATI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled51

GROSSE POINTE PARK

Michigan

MADHULIKA SHARMA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled51

LIMERICK

Pennsylvania

ESTHER CRUZ-HANNAN PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled51

STATEN ISLAND

New York

MOHAMMAD KABIR MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled51

GADSDEN

Alabama

SCOTT BIEDERMANN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled51

PLANO

Texas

ARASTOO YAZDANI M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

CLINTON

Maryland

RICHARD MAY MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled51

AKRON

Ohio

ANAND HIREMATH MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled51

SOUTHGATE

Michigan

MADHAV RAO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled51

CHICAGO

Illinois

MUNEEB MALIK M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled51

FREDERICK

Maryland

LYNN CHURCH NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled51

GLENDALE

Arizona

THI KIM PHAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

LA QUINTA

California

ZAFAR MAGSI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled51

TOLEDO

Ohio

ANTHONY JOSEPH MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled51

ANDERSON

South Carolina

ARTHUR TSAI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled51

KETTERING

Ohio