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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

649K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 301 of 3362

$87.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 261 of 3362

146,792
Patients

Rank: 350 of 3362

51,326
Prescribers

Rank: 404 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 17,263 77,565 $10M
Texas 14,934 58,685 $9.68M
Pennsylvania 9,249 43,415 $5.02M
New York 9,149 40,940 $4.63M
Florida 9,709 40,880 $5.49M
Ohio 6,834 29,871 $3.87M
Georgia 5,821 25,855 $3.62M
North Carolina 5,509 25,333 $3.69M
Illinois 5,511 24,042 $2.98M
Michigan 5,641 22,506 $3.13M
New Jersey 4,354 17,862 $2.19M
Tennessee 3,562 14,447 $1.93M
South Carolina 3,276 13,814 $2.01M
Maryland 3,154 12,966 $1.81M
Minnesota 2,494 11,461 $1.61M
Virginia 2,768 11,032 $1.62M
Alabama 2,662 10,797 $1.85M
Arizona 2,538 10,409 $1.36M
Missouri 2,356 10,350 $1.3M
Massachusetts 2,325 10,293 $1.21M
Indiana 2,434 10,055 $1.34M
Kentucky 2,380 10,054 $1.3M
Louisiana 2,369 9,545 $1.48M
Mississippi 2,096 9,450 $1.46M
Wisconsin 1,666 7,631 $895K
Washington 1,747 7,345 $925K
Oklahoma 1,623 6,522 $1.16M
Oregon 1,458 6,037 $868K
Arkansas 1,328 5,709 $749K
Connecticut 1,223 5,679 $753K
Colorado 1,368 5,378 $736K
Kansas 1,167 5,276 $678K
Iowa 961 4,389 $456K
Hawaii 877 3,921 $535K
New Mexico 1,056 3,821 $518K
West Virginia 848 3,403 $413K
Nevada 792 3,267 $403K
District of Columbia 609 2,356 $330K
Delaware 718 2,271 $371K
Nebraska 445 2,073 $225K
North Dakota 431 1,719 $219K
South Dakota 382 1,705 $220K
Alaska 183 1,599 $124K
Idaho 337 1,432 $174K
Maine 356 1,361 $202K
Rhode Island 299 1,320 $133K
Montana 282 1,236 $158K
New Hampshire 291 1,027 $147K
Utah 185 606 $78.9K
Vermont 88 311 $40.5K
Wyoming 45 155 $20.1K
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 CALCIUM ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JACK CORTESE M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled255

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

SHEILA CHERIAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled250

VICTORVILLE

California

MARK SONG MD, PHD

Nephrology

Claims Filled249

LOS ANGELES

California

FARIBA ZARINETCHI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled249

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

MANUEL CRUZ M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled249

MANATI

Puerto Rico

MUFADDAL KHEDA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled249

ALBANY

Georgia

MALLAREDDY MADDULA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled248

STOCKTON

California

OSEMWEGIE EMOVON M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled248

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

MUTHUSWAMI RAMACHANDRAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled247

LOXAHATCHEE

Florida

BHAJAN DARA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled246

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MOHAMMAD ISMAIL MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled245

PARAMOUNT

California

HASAN RIZVI MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled244

ALBANY

Georgia

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled243

TUCKER

Georgia

WALLACE GAUNTNER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled243

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JOHN BALLENGER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled242

SACRAMENTO

California

GUIDO RING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled241

CORDELE

Georgia

ROBERT GO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled241

WACO

Texas

EUGENE KOVALIK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled239

DURHAM

North Carolina

JOHN VIDEEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled237

CHULA VISTA

California

THOMAS TAYLOR MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled237

SELMA

Alabama

MARK LEE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled236

WHITTIER

California

BYRON SLATON MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled235

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

THEODORE THOMAS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled234

SAN DIEGO

California

TRINIDAD LIM M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled232

YUMA

Arizona

JOHN DURHAM MD

Specialist

Claims Filled232

ORANGEBURG

South Carolina