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Prescriber Checkup » BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE

Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. This medicine is a corticosteroid. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

274K
Medicare Part D Claims
$30.5M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 61,728 $3.75M
Florida 43,932 $2.27M
New York 42,259 $2.38M
Puerto Rico 33,656 $1.58M
Pennsylvania 31,937 $1.73M
Illinois 23,952 $1.27M
Texas 23,681 $1.26M
Ohio 21,815 $1.1M
New Jersey 20,395 $1.09M
Michigan 19,836 $1.42M
Massachusetts 16,746 $958K
Tennessee 12,280 $670K
North Carolina 11,433 $638K
Wisconsin 11,026 $677K
Indiana 10,853 $561K
Georgia 10,335 $536K
Virginia 10,177 $538K
Arizona 9,951 $488K
Washington 9,874 $582K
Missouri 9,655 $533K
Oregon 8,511 $503K
Minnesota 7,342 $460K
Kentucky 7,306 $377K
Alabama 7,292 $386K
Connecticut 6,214 $321K
Louisiana 6,191 $318K
South Carolina 6,105 $328K
Mississippi 5,374 $285K
Oklahoma 5,211 $268K
Iowa 5,176 $255K
Arkansas 5,022 $260K
Maryland 5,000 $285K
Colorado 4,875 $269K
Hawaii 3,966 $235K
West Virginia 3,644 $210K
New Mexico 3,491 $198K
Maine 3,419 $162K
Nevada 3,257 $177K
Kansas 3,233 $167K
Utah 2,864 $167K
Idaho 2,637 $165K
Rhode Island 2,408 $111K
Nebraska 2,321 $125K
Montana 1,496 $75K
New Hampshire 1,434 $76.6K
Delaware 1,271 $68.5K
North Dakota 1,233 $60.8K
Vermont 1,184 $59.8K
South Dakota 1,071 $52.9K
Wyoming 599 $32.2K
District of Columbia 460 $26.7K
Alaska 202 $13.1K
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 BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WARREN MILLER MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled175

NAMPA

Idaho

LEYDA BOWES MD

Claims Filled175

BOSTON

Massachusetts

SHAMSHER SINGH M.D.

Dermatopathology

Claims Filled174

PORT ST LUCIE

Florida

MAZIN DHAFIR M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled174

WEST SENECA

New York

COLE LUNDQUIST MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled174

PARK RIDGE

Illinois

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled173

ROSEMEAD

California

MARIA GARCIA-CARDONA M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled172

CLEARWATER

Florida

RUBEN BENITO M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled171

DETROIT

Michigan

PAUL CURTIS M.D.

Procedural Dermatology

Claims Filled171

WILBRAHAM

Massachusetts

HAROLD MERMELSTEIN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled171

MOUNT VERNON

New York

GEORGE MONKS MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled170

TULSA

Oklahoma

MARK FAIRHURST M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled170

GOODLETTSVILLE

Tennessee

MELISSA KNUCKLES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled169

CORBIN

Kentucky

BETH JESTER MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled168

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

SAMUEL RECK MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled168

BILLINGS

Montana

GILBERT ARIZAGA MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled168

SILVER CITY

New Mexico

MICHELE HOLDER MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled167

MENASHA

Wisconsin

ROY BLUMENSTRAUCH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled167

TORRANCE

California

STEPHEN KESSLER DO

Dermatology

Claims Filled165

MESA

Arizona

JAMES KATZ M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled165

FAIR LAWN

New Jersey

STEVEN WASSERMAN MD PL

Dermatopathology

Claims Filled164

VENICE

Florida

EVAN LIBAW MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled163

LOS ANGELES

California

JANE ROWE D.O.

Dermatology

Claims Filled161

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled161

GLENDALE

California

MAREK KAMINSKI MD, PHD

Dermatology

Claims Filled161

LIBERAL

Kansas