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DESOXIMETASONE

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

238K
Medicare Part D Claims
$30.9M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 30,728 $4.27M
Florida 18,852 $2.37M
Ohio 16,171 $1.97M
Pennsylvania 15,813 $1.89M
New Jersey 15,769 $2.11M
Michigan 15,203 $2.29M
California 13,506 $1.8M
Texas 11,090 $1.42M
Illinois 9,999 $1.42M
Indiana 5,480 $663K
Georgia 5,335 $644K
North Carolina 5,152 $664K
Missouri 5,080 $676K
Massachusetts 5,076 $671K
South Carolina 5,042 $682K
Alabama 4,990 $607K
Connecticut 4,533 $560K
Tennessee 4,214 $522K
Virginia 3,918 $493K
Louisiana 3,903 $508K
Kentucky 3,795 $480K
Minnesota 3,117 $440K
Wisconsin 3,097 $413K
West Virginia 3,066 $371K
Maryland 2,750 $386K
Washington 2,476 $301K
Arizona 2,203 $260K
Kansas 1,768 $203K
Hawaii 1,483 $184K
Nebraska 1,359 $142K
Oklahoma 1,346 $150K
Iowa 1,344 $144K
Mississippi 1,172 $133K
Colorado 1,085 $133K
Arkansas 961 $103K
Oregon 958 $90.8K
Nevada 832 $92.3K
New Hampshire 830 $93K
Rhode Island 635 $74.2K
Maine 618 $67.4K
Idaho 402 $40.8K
District of Columbia 391 $63.6K
Delaware 386 $43.6K
New Mexico 358 $39.9K
Vermont 353 $42.4K
North Dakota 327 $32.7K
South Dakota 297 $34.5K
Utah 238 $25.6K
Montana 235 $27K
Alaska 78 $11.8K
Wyoming 64 $6,385
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for DESOXIMETASONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SZE WONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

SHAZA DAOUD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WESTLAKE

Ohio

JEFFREY MARTIN D.O.

Dermatology

Claims Filled50

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

LARRY SKELTON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

MOUNDVILLE

Alabama

JAIME GARCIA M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled50

HIALEAH

Florida

JAMES COMERCI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WHEELING

West Virginia

LAWRENCE WANG M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled50

LA JOLLA

California

MARY MEIGHAN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled50

WAYZATA

Minnesota

ROBERT PALTZIK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

WILLISTON PARK

New York

LOUIS RUSIN

Dermatology

Claims Filled50

MINNETONKA

Minnesota

ALEKSANDAR KRUNIC MD

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled50

NORTHBROOK

Illinois

THOMAS DAVIDSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GULF SHORES

Alabama

ANITA PEDVIS-LEFTICK M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled51

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

GLENN GART MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled51

BRISTOL

Connecticut

TRUONG HOANG M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled51

SILVER SPRING

Maryland

MARK SERALY M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled51

MC MURRAY

Pennsylvania

VINCENT EVANGELISTA DPM

Claims Filled51

OZONE PARK

New York

KENNETH ALPERN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled51

HUNTINGTON BEACH

California

BRETT BENDER D.O.

Dermatology

Claims Filled51

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

YIN WIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERT BRUCKSTEIN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled51

LAWRENCE

New York

JAMES KYLER M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled51

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

TONY MEYERS MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled51

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

EDWARD RUIZ MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled51

SHELBY TOWNSHIP

Michigan

RICHARD ZIGROSSI M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled51

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania