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NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

791K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 266 of 3238

$25.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 544 of 3238

151,065
Patients

Rank: 331 of 3238

73,050
Prescribers

Rank: 306 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 13,954 67,741 $2.16M
New York 12,615 62,621 $2M
Pennsylvania 8,193 49,808 $1.49M
California 10,910 49,111 $1.88M
Texas 9,686 46,916 $1.45M
New Jersey 8,055 41,601 $1.34M
Illinois 7,054 38,916 $1.27M
Ohio 6,038 32,195 $1.11M
Tennessee 5,988 29,939 $935K
North Carolina 5,299 29,395 $882K
Georgia 5,537 29,291 $867K
Wisconsin 4,052 21,909 $720K
Indiana 4,012 20,259 $684K
Massachusetts 3,200 18,733 $594K
Michigan 3,285 15,164 $527K
Maryland 3,020 14,575 $527K
Virginia 2,691 14,155 $461K
Kentucky 2,481 14,121 $433K
West Virginia 2,522 13,896 $452K
Washington 2,811 13,604 $484K
Missouri 2,368 12,940 $398K
Alabama 2,583 12,720 $377K
South Carolina 2,240 11,270 $342K
Kansas 1,862 11,059 $346K
Connecticut 1,906 10,761 $344K
Louisiana 2,042 10,007 $310K
Oregon 2,053 9,635 $360K
Mississippi 1,819 9,224 $258K
South Dakota 1,186 7,184 $222K
Maine 1,231 6,592 $218K
Oklahoma 1,315 6,492 $208K
Iowa 965 5,723 $175K
Minnesota 1,049 5,626 $198K
Arizona 1,330 5,487 $195K
Nebraska 767 4,896 $154K
Colorado 961 4,510 $203K
Arkansas 795 4,095 $122K
Rhode Island 451 2,880 $85.3K
New Mexico 526 2,385 $78.4K
North Dakota 337 2,178 $70.3K
Nevada 498 2,010 $68.8K
New Hampshire 354 1,844 $62.9K
District of Columbia 334 1,815 $58.4K
Hawaii 367 1,555 $61.3K
Vermont 285 1,522 $48.3K
Idaho 281 1,393 $46.5K
Delaware 332 1,316 $55.8K
Montana 217 1,216 $37.1K
Alaska 140 735 $22.8K
Utah 175 695 $26.1K
Wyoming 133 666 $21.6K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DOUGLAS WELSH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled790

NORFOLK

Nebraska

KANDARP PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled706

JACKSON

Tennessee

EGERTON VAN DEN BERG M.D.

Claims Filled637

ORLANDO

Florida

JOHN HAWKINS M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled614

MACON

Georgia

RAMA THUMATI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled609

POMONA

California

ROGER EVANS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled564

WICHITA

Kansas

JOHNNY MAKHOUL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled555

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

LUDMILA GUDZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled547

UNION

New Jersey

VIRGINIA GONZALEZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled527

WEST MONROE

Louisiana

DAVID GORECKI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled514

LA PORTE

Indiana

JOHN ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled469

MADRAS

Oregon

TANVEER QURESHI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled462

DENTON

Texas

THOMAS CHEN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled461

FLUSHING

New York

ALI AMKIEH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled445

COVINGTON

Louisiana

MOHAMMED AHMED M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled428

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

ZOE JONES M.D.

Claims Filled426

MACON

Georgia

LAWRENCE HOOKMAN M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled419

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

CARLOS CIGARROA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled411

LAREDO

Texas

ALEKSEY KAMENETSKIY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled410

BROOKLYN

New York

RUBEN DE LOS SANTOS MD PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled392

EAGLE PASS

Texas

GEORGE PIZARRO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled379

MIAMI

Florida

LOKESH CHANDRA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled379

CHICAGO

Illinois

FARAZ MANAZIR M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled378

MOLINE

Illinois

KENNETH BORTIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled342

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

ADAM CEREL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled340

AYER

Massachusetts