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DESOXIMETASONE

Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other skin problems. Belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

149K
Medicare Part D Claims
$30.5M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 31,694 $4.15M
Florida 21,239 $2.52M
Ohio 16,914 $1.88M
Pennsylvania 16,686 $1.89M
Michigan 15,081 $2.18M
New Jersey 13,663 $1.68M
Texas 12,869 $1.59M
California 11,782 $1.42M
Illinois 11,661 $1.51M
North Carolina 6,442 $826K
Indiana 5,933 $680K
Alabama 5,574 $637K
Missouri 5,469 $701K
Georgia 5,392 $638K
South Carolina 5,270 $684K
Massachusetts 5,044 $586K
Tennessee 4,918 $591K
Connecticut 4,439 $537K
Louisiana 4,298 $513K
Virginia 4,015 $487K
Kentucky 3,971 $468K
Minnesota 3,431 $447K
West Virginia 3,319 $368K
Wisconsin 2,924 $352K
Maryland 2,730 $357K
Washington 2,640 $309K
Puerto Rico 2,611 $235K
Arizona 2,030 $222K
Kansas 2,005 $215K
Oklahoma 1,545 $158K
Hawaii 1,540 $187K
Iowa 1,467 $153K
Nebraska 1,445 $140K
Mississippi 1,297 $142K
Colorado 1,202 $133K
Arkansas 1,187 $123K
Oregon 1,093 $98.9K
New Hampshire 887 $100K
Nevada 810 $80.3K
Maine 699 $78.6K
Rhode Island 667 $69.9K
District of Columbia 453 $64.4K
Delaware 440 $50K
Idaho 369 $39.1K
New Mexico 368 $42.2K
North Dakota 356 $34.3K
South Dakota 350 $40.7K
Vermont 312 $35K
Montana 302 $31.9K
Utah 243 $26.7K
Wyoming 72 $7,118
Alaska 70 $8,790
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 DESOXIMETASONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PAUL PETRE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,019

OAK PARK

Michigan

TAMI DE ARAUJO M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled682

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JIAN CUI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled634

FLUSHING

New York

JANY SANCHEZ MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled617

MIAMI

Florida

MICHAEL CORREA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled608

NEW YORK

New York

NINA GARCIA P.A.

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled464

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

TAI WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled460

SAN GABRIEL

California

PEYMAN PAHLAVAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled449

MELROSE PARK

Illinois

ALEX BOUHACHEM DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled390

DEARBORN

Michigan

HENRY PIMENTEL M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled370

CHICAGO

Illinois

DAISY DE GUZMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled334

NEWARK

New Jersey

JAMES KATZ M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled321

FAIR LAWN

New Jersey

DWIGHT SMITH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled304

DETROIT

Michigan

EMILIO LIMCHOA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled303

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

SEYMOUR MUNZER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled293

SOUTHWEST RANCHES

Florida

JAVID YADEGAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled290

BROOKLYN

New York

STEPHEN SMITH M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled289

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

EARL WALKER M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled288

COLUMBUS

Ohio

EDWARD BONDI MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled279

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

DAVID DIETEMAN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled270

ERIE

Pennsylvania

ROBERT SCHWARZE D.O.

Dermatology

Claims Filled246

FLORISSANT

Missouri

NEIL NIREN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled233

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

VINITA HOM RPA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled233

FLUSHING

New York

THERESA TRUONG PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled231

SAN GABRIEL

California

LUIS SUAREZ-REYES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled230

WEST NEW YORK

New Jersey