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METHOTREXATE

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.46M
Medicare Part D Claims
$32.2M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 157,006 $3.28M
Florida 117,737 $2.05M
Texas 103,223 $1.84M
New York 86,399 $1.58M
Pennsylvania 82,997 $1.46M
Ohio 79,596 $1.67M
North Carolina 67,015 $1.12M
Illinois 65,103 $1.2M
Missouri 53,232 $866K
Tennessee 49,952 $755K
Georgia 49,561 $801K
Michigan 45,516 $782K
Minnesota 41,944 $856K
Virginia 41,647 $790K
Indiana 40,462 $718K
Wisconsin 40,097 $711K
Arizona 38,446 $807K
New Jersey 37,272 $734K
Kentucky 35,459 $607K
Alabama 33,302 $516K
Washington 33,294 $651K
Massachusetts 31,106 $617K
South Carolina 28,403 $459K
Arkansas 27,467 $416K
Louisiana 27,002 $376K
Oregon 26,966 $537K
Iowa 25,456 $443K
Oklahoma 24,354 $434K
Colorado 23,946 $506K
Puerto Rico 22,577 $368K
Mississippi 21,190 $291K
Kansas 20,559 $334K
Maryland 16,938 $389K
West Virginia 16,364 $266K
Connecticut 16,333 $317K
Nebraska 15,002 $245K
New Mexico 13,556 $289K
Utah 10,655 $207K
Nevada 10,497 $198K
Idaho 10,365 $199K
Montana 8,923 $166K
Maine 8,587 $231K
South Dakota 8,484 $148K
Hawaii 7,299 $212K
Rhode Island 7,260 $129K
North Dakota 6,889 $128K
New Hampshire 6,445 $131K
Vermont 5,250 $105K
Delaware 3,645 $85.2K
Wyoming 3,270 $63.5K
Alaska 2,678 $49.8K
District of Columbia 1,555 $27.8K
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 METHOTREXATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ANGEL VIDAL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,851

MIAMI

Florida

MARK IANNINI MD

Claims Filled1,731

TUCSON

Arizona

RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,686

PEORIA

Arizona

CHARLES KING M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,605

TUPELO

Mississippi

ROBERT WISCO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,497

DAKOTA DUNES

South Dakota

RICHARD BOSWELL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,491

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

ROBERT VAWTER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,472

WHEELING

West Virginia

JACOB AELION M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,471

JACKSON

Tennessee

DOUGLAS METCALF M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,426

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

STANLEY HAYES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,402

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

JOY SCHECHTMAN DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,386

PEORIA

Arizona

WILLIAM TIDMORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,383

VALDOSTA

Georgia

DOMINIC MAIELLO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,379

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

YONG TSAI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,362

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

MARK PEARSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,352

BROOKFIELD

Wisconsin

MYRNA STUEFEN PAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled1,352

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

WILLIAM PALMER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,334

OMAHA

Nebraska

BERNARD HOJAILI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,328

NEW IBERIA

Louisiana

KAYVAN KAMALI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,327

LONGVIEW

Texas

FREDERICK MURPHY DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,291

DUNCANSVILLE

Pennsylvania

THOMAS HOWARD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,282

S CHARLESTON

West Virginia

GREGORY DELORENZO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,229

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ROBERT SCHRIBER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,228

DAYTON

Ohio

DAVID STAINBROOK D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,226

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

STEVEN COHEN MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled1,225

TYLER

Texas