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Prescriber Checkup » DESONIDE

DESONIDE

Relieves the itching, dryness, redness, and swelling caused by skin problems such as atopic dermatitis. This medicine is a steroid. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

231K
Medicare Part D Claims
$15.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 48,749 $1.57M
Florida 47,264 $1.94M
New York 30,649 $1.29M
Texas 22,255 $967K
Ohio 16,081 $583K
Puerto Rico 15,898 $734K
Pennsylvania 14,159 $619K
Michigan 12,382 $487K
North Carolina 12,067 $502K
Massachusetts 10,953 $383K
Georgia 10,820 $475K
Louisiana 9,721 $459K
Virginia 9,320 $349K
Washington 8,988 $254K
Illinois 8,838 $304K
Indiana 7,720 $302K
Tennessee 7,653 $309K
Kentucky 7,595 $306K
Minnesota 6,920 $236K
Wisconsin 6,891 $248K
New Jersey 6,786 $255K
Alabama 6,380 $284K
Missouri 6,246 $257K
Maryland 6,105 $246K
Arizona 5,196 $172K
South Carolina 4,980 $203K
Arkansas 4,214 $169K
Iowa 3,899 $123K
Connecticut 3,860 $127K
Oklahoma 3,750 $188K
Oregon 3,747 $117K
Colorado 3,501 $107K
Nebraska 3,349 $148K
Mississippi 2,899 $114K
Hawaii 2,746 $80.9K
Utah 2,606 $91.9K
West Virginia 2,461 $92.9K
Kansas 2,384 $87.1K
Idaho 2,173 $89.7K
Nevada 2,013 $70K
Maine 1,840 $73.2K
Rhode Island 1,723 $69.4K
New Hampshire 1,306 $43.2K
District of Columbia 1,299 $42.6K
New Mexico 1,243 $41.4K
Montana 1,078 $40K
South Dakota 866 $33.6K
Delaware 693 $24.4K
Vermont 497 $16.3K
North Dakota 479 $17.2K
Wyoming 244 $7,046
Alaska 159 $7,071
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for DESONIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NATALIA ANIKIN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled281

CHICAGO

Illinois

PETER SINGER M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled267

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

FRANCISCO FLORES MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled264

MIRAMAR

Florida

DAVID SCHOENFELD M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled260

CARROLLTON

Georgia

HYUN-SOO LEE M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled260

FLUSHING

New York

MICHAEL HUIE M.D., PH.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled256

HALF MOON BAY

California

DOUGLAS PAY M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled248

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

CHERYL HULL M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled245

ROGERS

Arkansas

ROBERT DEBELLEVUE MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled244

KENNER

Louisiana

DAVID ELBAUM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled239

BAKERSFIELD

California

IRA THORLA M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled239

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

ALLEN FLOOD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled236

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

ANJALI SINGH M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled235

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

RUSSELL MADER M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled229

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

DAVID DIETEMAN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled228

ERIE

Pennsylvania

VINITA HOM RPA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled226

FLUSHING

New York

MARK WEINSTEIN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled223

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

KIN YIP CHAN RPA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled223

FLUSHING

New York

MARK KING M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled220

MOUNTAIN HOME

Arkansas

MARGOT CEGIELSKI NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled219

FRESNO

California

DAVID GROTH M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled216

RICHFIELD

Minnesota

BENJAMIN YOKEL

Dermatology

Claims Filled214

VIRGINIA

Minnesota

JAMES KYLER M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled209

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

CORNELIUS BROOKE MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled209

IDAHO FALLS

Idaho

PAUL LONG M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled209

WILKES BARRE

Pennsylvania