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FORTEO

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

207K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 510 of 3238

$307M
Retail Cost

Rank: 78 of 3238

39,289
Patients

Rank: 567 of 3238

17,807
Prescribers

Rank: 614 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 5,427 30,667 $42.1M
Texas 4,645 23,899 $34.9M
Florida 3,038 15,377 $23.1M
New York 2,763 14,879 $22.7M
Pennsylvania 1,694 9,453 $14.2M
Michigan 1,775 9,159 $14.6M
Ohio 1,456 7,568 $11.7M
Tennessee 1,227 5,773 $8.98M
New Jersey 1,160 5,602 $9.07M
North Carolina 1,052 4,873 $7.57M
Georgia 900 4,508 $6.9M
Indiana 901 4,448 $6.94M
Kentucky 868 4,359 $6.66M
Missouri 852 4,357 $6.23M
Arizona 842 3,934 $5.97M
Illinois 796 3,834 $5.93M
Alabama 703 3,825 $5.44M
Oklahoma 637 3,534 $5.23M
Colorado 683 3,367 $4.86M
Minnesota 602 3,308 $4.77M
Arkansas 620 3,149 $4.43M
Virginia 568 2,855 $4.56M
Massachusetts 443 2,498 $3.74M
Hawaii 408 2,450 $3.38M
Wisconsin 435 2,418 $3.45M
Washington 454 2,317 $3.44M
South Carolina 452 2,135 $3.33M
Connecticut 391 2,119 $3.28M
Maryland 358 1,639 $2.62M
Louisiana 303 1,536 $2.13M
Iowa 236 1,409 $1.93M
Mississippi 242 1,264 $1.78M
Kansas 222 1,236 $1.83M
Oregon 237 1,148 $1.61M
Utah 223 1,104 $1.63M
New Mexico 168 872 $1.28M
Nebraska 154 850 $1.18M
West Virginia 140 716 $1.17M
Maine 128 694 $1.06M
North Dakota 118 649 $901K
Idaho 123 647 $950K
Nevada 132 598 $875K
South Dakota 106 538 $790K
New Hampshire 103 504 $731K
Rhode Island 72 435 $610K
Montana 90 416 $613K
Delaware 101 390 $749K
Alaska 51 225 $348K
District of Columbia 28 129 $204K
Vermont 31 125 $206K
Wyoming 14 53 $71.1K
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. 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 FORTEO

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,030

BROOKLYN

New York

TAMMY BECKETT FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled941

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled876

EDINBURG

Texas

JOSEPH LANE M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled786

NEW YORK

New York

PAUL MILLER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled606

LAKEWOOD

Colorado

CHRISTOPHER RECKNOR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled534

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

FREDERICK RUSHFORD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled534

CYPRESS

Texas

DOUGLAS BEALL MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Claims Filled526

EDMOND

Oklahoma

SETH KANTOR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled494

DUBLIN

Ohio

JAY GINTHER MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled485

WATERLOO

Iowa

JOSH WENG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled421

ARCADIA

California

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled421

NEW YORK

New York

CAROLE DONAZZOLO NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled382

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

JOY SCHECHTMAN DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled354

PEORIA

Arizona

GILBERT GELFAND M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled350

DOWNEY

California

ANNE MCKAY NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled342

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

SONWOO LEE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled322

LOS ANGELES

California

JAMES KAYVANFAR M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled312

NEWHALL

California

VUDHI SLABISAK MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled306

MCKINNEY

Texas

KATHRYN DAHIR MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled297

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

RICHARD FAUSEL DO

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled287

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

XIAOGUANG HUANG M.D., PHD.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled273

OAKLAND

California

FERGUS MCKIERNAN MD

Claims Filled271

MARSHFIELD

Wisconsin

ZONGLANG TSAI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled267

TORRANCE

California

ALICE CHU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled266

CLIFTON

New Jersey