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DESOXIMETASONE

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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
KENNETH BIROS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled110

CANAL FULTON

Ohio

EARL POLISH D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled110

BEACHWOOD

Ohio

SZE WONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled109

CHICAGO

Illinois

ALEXANDER NICOLAIDES M.D.

Procedural Dermatology

Claims Filled109

ASTORIA

New York

SAMEER SAWALHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

DEARBORN

Michigan

ALBERT SPICKERS

General Practice

Claims Filled108

WARREN

Michigan

ANDREW SIMKIN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled108

CHELMSFORD

Massachusetts

ROBERT HENDERSON MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled108

ALABASTER

Alabama

MAZIN DHAFIR M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled108

WEST SENECA

New York

JEFFREY THOMPSON DO

Dermatology

Claims Filled106

MURRYSVILLE

Pennsylvania

JOHN SOWELL MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled106

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

LUCIUS BLANCHARD MD

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled106

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

CHAD WATKINS D.P.M.

Podiatrist

Claims Filled105

LEESBURG

Florida

NANA KANZAVELI PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled105

BROOKLYN

New York

MARK BECHTEL MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled104

GAHANNA

Ohio

BYAGARI NARAYANA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled104

BROOKLYN

New York

MAZHAR ELAMIR

Medical Genetics, PhD Medical Genetics

Claims Filled103

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

FRANK TALIERCIO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled103

WHITE PLAINS

New York

JOSEPH SEBER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled102

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

ALEXANDER BALDONADO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled102

BRONX

New York

JEFFREY WEINBERG MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled101

NEW YORK

New York

JAMES GREGORY M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled101

SWANSEA

Illinois

ANTHONY MEHLE M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled101

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

CHEN-CHI LEE PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled101

MONTEREY PARK

California

WEI WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled101

MONTEREY PARK

California