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METHOTREXATE

Methotrexate is an anti-cancer and immunosuppressive medication that treats forms of cancer, arthritis, and psoriasis. For cancer, it helps your body destroy cancer cells by blocking building blocks that cancer cells need to grow. For rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, it lowers the body's normal immune response and prevents the body from attacking itself. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

2.13M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 143 of 3238

$138M
Retail Cost

Rank: 167 of 3238

380,317
Patients

Rank: 188 of 3238

82,518
Prescribers

Rank: 271 of 3238

User Reviews of METHOTREXATE »

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 34,969 177,906 $11.3M
Florida 28,875 149,382 $9.4M
Texas 25,951 135,199 $8.37M
New York 21,801 120,790 $8.16M
Pennsylvania 18,026 102,803 $6.86M
Ohio 17,534 93,230 $6.25M
North Carolina 14,809 87,785 $5.44M
Illinois 12,636 69,767 $4.68M
Michigan 13,772 66,877 $4.92M
Tennessee 11,387 63,112 $3.78M
Missouri 10,156 61,050 $3.94M
Georgia 10,387 58,199 $3.43M
New Jersey 10,332 50,994 $3.77M
Indiana 9,315 49,465 $3.25M
Wisconsin 8,381 48,901 $3.58M
Minnesota 9,041 47,235 $3.78M
Virginia 8,698 44,646 $3.21M
Alabama 7,547 44,205 $2.49M
Arizona 8,475 42,682 $2.76M
Kentucky 6,845 40,303 $2.47M
Washington 7,340 39,375 $2.5M
Massachusetts 6,656 37,890 $2.53M
Oregon 5,917 31,806 $2.07M
Louisiana 5,519 31,666 $1.86M
South Carolina 5,888 31,427 $2M
Arkansas 4,820 30,300 $1.82M
Oklahoma 5,266 27,937 $1.75M
Colorado 5,271 27,681 $1.53M
Iowa 4,023 25,156 $1.62M
Kansas 4,017 23,462 $1.41M
Mississippi 3,988 23,096 $1.2M
Connecticut 4,092 21,189 $1.32M
Maryland 4,587 21,122 $1.67M
West Virginia 3,306 19,490 $1.19M
Nebraska 2,895 19,121 $1.21M
Nevada 2,738 14,127 $850K
New Mexico 2,638 13,001 $966K
Utah 2,451 12,372 $843K
Idaho 2,091 11,189 $662K
South Dakota 1,708 10,327 $671K
Montana 1,819 10,204 $691K
Maine 2,054 9,029 $778K
North Dakota 1,662 8,994 $678K
New Hampshire 1,702 8,418 $608K
Hawaii 1,440 8,184 $451K
Rhode Island 1,161 7,591 $397K
Delaware 1,226 5,308 $484K
Vermont 888 4,868 $350K
Wyoming 540 2,855 $185K
Alaska 457 2,678 $135K
District of Columbia 557 2,457 $148K
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 METHOTREXATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ULKER TOK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled3,205

ORO VALLEY

Arizona

ANGEL VIDAL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,199

MIAMI

Florida

DOMINIC MAIELLO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,883

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

CHARLES KING M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,882

TUPELO

Mississippi

ROBERT VAWTER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,769

WHEELING

West Virginia

DOUGLAS METCALF M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,724

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

STEVEN COHEN MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled1,696

TYLER

Texas

ROBERT WISCO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,646

DAKOTA DUNES

South Dakota

DAVID STAINBROOK D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,620

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

JAVAID SHEIKH MD FACP MRCP UK

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,590

ORLANDO

Florida

WILLIAM TIDMORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,588

VALDOSTA

Georgia

MARK PEARSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,585

BROOKFIELD

Wisconsin

RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,584

PEORIA

Arizona

SHAIKH ALI MD PA

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,582

TOMBALL

Texas

JACOB AELION M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,572

JACKSON

Tennessee

GREGORY DELORENZO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,567

CINCINNATI

Ohio

WASSIM SAIKALI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,567

BECKLEY

West Virginia

YONG TSAI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,563

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

FREDERICK MURPHY DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,557

DUNCANSVILLE

Pennsylvania

REBECCA CALLIS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,556

SALEM

Oregon

HIMMAT GILL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,521

FRESNO

California

JOY SCHECHTMAN DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,478

PEORIA

Arizona

ABDUL AZIZ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,445

KISSIMMEE

Florida

KEN ARAKAWA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,439

HONOLULU

Hawaii

SUDHA GANGULI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,423

MEMPHIS

Tennessee