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Prescriber Checkup

REBIF

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

66.8K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 737 of 3238

$302M
Retail Cost

Rank: 81 of 3238

7,894
Patients

Rank: 941 of 3238

4,813
Prescribers

Rank: 1001 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 585 4,867 $22M
Florida 593 4,535 $21M
Pennsylvania 451 4,222 $17.8M
Michigan 459 3,912 $17.9M
California 476 3,857 $17.2M
Ohio 366 3,016 $13.4M
Texas 373 2,806 $13.2M
Illinois 336 2,792 $12.7M
Indiana 232 2,046 $8.96M
Tennessee 245 1,928 $9.03M
North Carolina 260 1,915 $9.35M
Missouri 219 1,903 $8.73M
Washington 213 1,709 $8.02M
Georgia 238 1,709 $7.85M
Minnesota 187 1,702 $7.64M
New Jersey 211 1,577 $7.97M
Wisconsin 166 1,433 $6.28M
Colorado 165 1,364 $5.89M
Massachusetts 165 1,313 $5.96M
Kentucky 138 1,210 $5.12M
Virginia 144 1,198 $5.26M
Maryland 144 1,187 $5.25M
Alabama 127 1,082 $4.89M
Arizona 134 1,001 $4.53M
South Carolina 124 992 $4.7M
Oregon 115 862 $3.99M
Louisiana 115 845 $3.71M
Iowa 91 761 $3.41M
Oklahoma 86 724 $3.48M
Kansas 68 711 $2.63M
Maine 90 708 $3.47M
Connecticut 88 681 $3.07M
Mississippi 75 649 $2.98M
West Virginia 69 565 $2.66M
New Hampshire 48 508 $1.8M
Arkansas 56 500 $2.23M
Nevada 60 472 $2.09M
Delaware 43 459 $1.7M
Idaho 41 438 $1.76M
Utah 48 409 $1.84M
New Mexico 46 364 $1.71M
South Dakota 37 321 $1.5M
Nebraska 37 268 $1.2M
North Dakota 34 244 $1.13M
Montana 23 190 $909K
District of Columbia 18 156 $725K
Rhode Island 16 138 $553K
Vermont 18 134 $608K
Alaska 12 113 $509K
Wyoming 67 $314K
Hawaii 54 $243K
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 REBIF

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM SHAFFER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled262

GREELEY

Colorado

JOHN HUDDLESTONE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled236

TACOMA

Washington

DAVID GELBER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled206

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

DANIEL WYNN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled189

NORTHBROOK

Illinois

TIMOTHY CARRABINE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled186

UNIONTOWN

Ohio

RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled171

JACKSON

Mississippi

DAVID MATTSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled169

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

ALIREZA MINAGAR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled164

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

BARRY SINGER

Neurology

Claims Filled154

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

BRUCE HUGHES MD

Neurology

Claims Filled150

DES MOINES

Iowa

KATHRYN SEASHOLTZ DO

Neurology

Claims Filled143

BRUNSWICK

Maine

CHRISTOPHER LAGANKE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled139

CULLMAN

Alabama

DONALD TAMULONIS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled138

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

BIANCA WEINSTOCK GUTTMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled133

BUFFALO

New York

JODY COREY-BLOOM MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled131

SAN DIEGO

California

AJAY GUPTA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled122

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

MARTHA SMITH LIGHTFOOT N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled121

ROCHESTER

New York

CHRISTOPHER SHEPPARD MD

Neurology

Claims Filled121

UNIONTOWN

Ohio

THOMAS MOOSE RPA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled121

ROCHESTER

New York

CONSTANCE EASTERLING ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled119

ORLANDO

Florida

GALEN MITCHELL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled118

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ELAINE EDMONDS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled116

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

KHURRAM BASHIR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled116

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

PUNITHA VIJAYAKUMAR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled115

TAYLOR

Michigan

JEAN CAIN CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled113

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania