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VALPROIC ACID

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

125K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 632 of 3395

$4.68M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1176 of 3395

22,633
Patients

Rank: 718 of 3395

21,919
Prescribers

Rank: 602 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

137K

2011

130K

2012

127K

2013

125K

2014

125K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$6.64M

2011

$5.94M

2012

$5.38M

2013

$4.56M

2014

$4.68M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$56

2011

$54

2012

$49

2013

$57

2014

$60

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 2,979 14,228 $694K
New York 1,530 8,410 $286K
Florida 1,771 8,073 $280K
Texas 1,605 8,049 $289K
Pennsylvania 961 5,563 $191K
Ohio 968 5,261 $195K
Illinois 851 4,761 $186K
Tennessee 775 4,116 $128K
North Carolina 731 4,025 $147K
Virginia 658 3,901 $156K
Michigan 690 3,496 $125K
Georgia 561 3,334 $93.5K
Washington 483 2,812 $117K
Oklahoma 472 2,708 $96.1K
Missouri 500 2,555 $92.9K
Massachusetts 471 2,541 $98.5K
Maryland 469 2,353 $86.6K
New Jersey 436 2,117 $64.8K
Louisiana 398 2,077 $76.6K
Colorado 377 2,067 $93.8K
Oregon 361 2,045 $82.4K
Kentucky 382 1,857 $70.3K
Iowa 268 1,806 $73K
Arizona 362 1,726 $61.2K
Indiana 329 1,696 $70.7K
South Carolina 340 1,687 $53.5K
Wisconsin 290 1,658 $72.4K
Minnesota 269 1,649 $74.9K
Alabama 318 1,616 $48.4K
Kansas 245 1,405 $52.5K
Arkansas 252 1,297 $44.5K
South Dakota 152 1,224 $56.7K
Utah 149 1,212 $35.5K
Connecticut 224 1,125 $40.6K
Mississippi 196 1,046 $30K
Nevada 208 870 $35.2K
New Mexico 163 815 $32.1K
West Virginia 143 760 $24.4K
Nebraska 106 757 $25.7K
Rhode Island 122 731 $25.7K
Maine 134 693 $30.9K
Idaho 96 485 $19.6K
Montana 76 470 $16.9K
New Hampshire 74 367 $12.5K
Alaska 23 337 $8,811
Wyoming 41 304 $12.1K
Delaware 58 298 $12.3K
Hawaii 45 214 $8,427
North Dakota 35 208 $10.4K
District of Columbia 56 205 $6,557
Vermont 32 201 $7,797
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 VALPROIC ACID

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAFAEL CRUZ MENA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled401

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

JOSEPH COOK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled289

AMERICAN FORK

Utah

SHALESH KAUSHAL MD PHD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled240

THE VILLAGES

Florida

BARRY MAYBERRY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled236

HILLSVILLE

Virginia

JOSEPH YAU MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled135

TAYLORSVILLE

Utah

STEVE-FELIX BELINGA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled129

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

DANIEL VINE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled124

ST GEORGE

Utah

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

TUCKER

Georgia

ALVIN HOLCOMB M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

MELVILLE

New York

YAMILETTE MENDEZ

General Practice

Claims Filled106

SAN SEBASTIAN

Puerto Rico

JANET KEATING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled104

BUTNER

North Carolina

ROBERT FRANKLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled94

RIVERWOODS

Illinois

RYAN MCWILLIAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled90

ANCHORAGE

Alaska

STEVEN EISENSTEIN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled89

MADISON HEIGHTS

Virginia

GARY GRIMES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled87

PALMDALE

California

NIAZ MOHAMMAD MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled85

PORTAGE

Michigan

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled83

AUGUSTA

Georgia

DORRIS RAGSDALE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled81

LEWISBURG

West Virginia

SHEPHALI PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled80

CHICAGO

Illinois

MARTIN COOPER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

VINITA

Oklahoma

LINDSEY KROMPAK PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled74

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled74

COLUMBIA

Missouri

THEODORE BURDEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled73

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

LUIS GAITAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled72

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

JOSEPH HANNA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled71

CLEVELAND

Ohio