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Prescriber Checkup » PREDNISOLONE ACETATE

PREDNISOLONE ACETATE

Ophthalmic prednisolone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye inflammation caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. It sometimes is used after eye surgery. Prednisolone is in a class of medications called steroids. It prevents swelling and redness by changing the way the immune system works. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

872K
Medicare Part D Claims
$26.9M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 230,394 $3.84M
Florida 153,310 $2.21M
New York 122,816 $1.94M
Texas 100,947 $1.62M
Pennsylvania 85,647 $1.2M
Ohio 67,309 $1.02M
Illinois 54,111 $767K
North Carolina 52,429 $827K
Puerto Rico 48,031 $609K
Georgia 47,720 $742K
Massachusetts 45,602 $664K
Michigan 44,271 $704K
Arizona 39,588 $530K
Minnesota 38,920 $576K
Virginia 37,721 $619K
New Jersey 36,800 $519K
Tennessee 35,556 $557K
Washington 34,000 $494K
Missouri 31,180 $462K
South Carolina 28,429 $443K
Louisiana 27,118 $407K
Wisconsin 25,555 $403K
Kentucky 25,269 $416K
Oregon 24,527 $383K
Indiana 24,382 $382K
Alabama 24,047 $397K
Colorado 23,847 $382K
Iowa 21,854 $319K
Maryland 20,896 $352K
Arkansas 19,118 $323K
Mississippi 16,620 $273K
Oklahoma 16,543 $260K
Connecticut 16,440 $230K
New Mexico 14,003 $201K
Nevada 13,751 $189K
Kansas 13,496 $213K
West Virginia 11,206 $161K
Nebraska 10,004 $153K
Utah 8,436 $126K
Idaho 8,059 $124K
Hawaii 7,779 $114K
Maine 7,726 $123K
Rhode Island 5,425 $76K
South Dakota 5,274 $81.1K
New Hampshire 5,266 $76.9K
North Dakota 5,201 $84.8K
Montana 4,786 $73.5K
Delaware 4,247 $64.4K
Vermont 3,856 $52.4K
District of Columbia 2,590 $47.6K
Wyoming 2,145 $28.2K
Alaska 972 $16.8K
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 PREDNISOLONE ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAYMOND FONG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled2,104

NEW YORK

New York

ARTHUR WEINSTEIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,894

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

AIDA ROMULO NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,661

FONTANA

California

KENNETH WESTFIELD M. D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,543

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ALBERTO ARAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,532

MIAMI

Florida

TOMMY COFFMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,484

PALM SPRINGS

Florida

SAMUEL SELTZER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,468

FLORENCE

South Carolina

HERBERT KNAUF MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,454

CLEARWATER

Florida

BRADFORD SHINGLETON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,420

BOSTON

Massachusetts

JOHN PAJKA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,375

LIMA

Ohio

NEIL GRIFFIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,359

SOUTHERN PINES

North Carolina

ERIC GECHTER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,324

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ROBERTO BERAJA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,321

CORAL GABLES

Florida

CLINTON SHEETS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,237

CLEARWATER

Florida

JACQUELINE DAUHAJRE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,208

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

JOON KIM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,127

MORROW

Georgia

ROBERT MCCULLOCH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,116

PHOENIX

Arizona

JAMES DAVISON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,111

MARSHALLTOWN

Iowa

MARK GOROVOY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,078

FORT MYERS

Florida

SALOMON ESQUENAZI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,044

MIAMI

Florida

THOMAS BROWNING M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,033

HARRIMAN

Tennessee

JAMES LODEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,030

GOODLETTSVILLE

Tennessee

EVA LIANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,029

TEMPE

Arizona

DASA GANGADHAR MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,012

WICHITA

Kansas

SHIU KWOK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled988

SAN FRANCISCO

California