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Prescriber Checkup » METHYLPREDNISOLONE

METHYLPREDNISOLONE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

2.18M
Medicare Part D Claims
$55.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 268,116 $6.72M
Texas 181,665 $4.45M
Pennsylvania 125,521 $3.2M
California 113,808 $3.68M
Ohio 111,648 $2.68M
New York 102,092 $2.93M
Tennessee 87,704 $2.1M
Georgia 82,342 $2M
Illinois 80,526 $2.04M
New Jersey 71,717 $1.89M
Michigan 70,217 $1.78M
Alabama 66,269 $1.62M
Kentucky 62,940 $1.52M
Missouri 58,691 $1.43M
Louisiana 57,245 $1.39M
Indiana 51,650 $1.29M
North Carolina 50,046 $1.29M
Oklahoma 46,252 $1.16M
Mississippi 41,751 $993K
Arizona 41,422 $968K
Virginia 40,293 $1.03M
Arkansas 29,673 $733K
South Carolina 27,455 $696K
West Virginia 26,311 $637K
Maryland 26,245 $690K
Massachusetts 22,332 $654K
Minnesota 21,240 $572K
Wisconsin 21,026 $536K
Nevada 20,987 $502K
Connecticut 20,293 $553K
Washington 18,686 $504K
Kansas 17,723 $428K
Colorado 14,281 $357K
Iowa 13,856 $342K
Nebraska 9,611 $238K
Oregon 9,181 $271K
New Mexico 8,035 $212K
Utah 7,867 $220K
Idaho 6,781 $179K
New Hampshire 6,547 $187K
Montana 6,051 $166K
Rhode Island 5,736 $148K
Maine 5,493 $158K
South Dakota 5,037 $125K
Delaware 4,882 $123K
Hawaii 3,848 $121K
Wyoming 3,423 $85.8K
North Dakota 2,759 $71.2K
Vermont 2,612 $73.7K
District of Columbia 1,253 $32.7K
Alaska 933 $24.5K
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 METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HOWARD OFFENBERG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled783

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

FREDERICK MURPHY DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled708

DUNCANSVILLE

Pennsylvania

STEPHEN SOLOWAY M.D.,FACP.,FACR.,CCD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled627

VINELAND

New Jersey

JOSEPH THOMAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled578

VALDOSTA

Georgia

ROGER WANG D.O.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled567

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JOHN IM D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled513

THE VILLAGES

Florida

SANG LEE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled489

MUSKOGEE

Oklahoma

OLUWOLE AKISANYA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled478

GADSDEN

Alabama

RAMESH KUMAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled453

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

BRUCE BERENSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled447

DELRAY BEACH

Florida

JOHN BATISTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled436

SPRING HILL

Florida

EDGAR RAMOS MENDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled427

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

GARY HOWARD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled405

MONTEVALLO

Alabama

SON CHAU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled401

ORLANDO

Florida

GINDER MARSHALL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled394

INGLEWOOD

California

MICHELLE SPUZA MILORD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled391

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

CHARLES BUKOVINSKY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled376

HURRICANE

West Virginia

BRIAN MCKNIGHT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled374

FORT PIERCE

Florida

EDWARD WHELAN MD

Orthopaedic Trauma

Claims Filled371

SAVANNAH

Georgia

CHAD WATKINS D.P.M.

Podiatrist

Claims Filled368

LEESBURG

Florida

MATTHEW MARKEY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled365

CUMMING

Georgia

KIRKLAND DODSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled359

WASHINGTON

Georgia

JAMES WADE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled358

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

JUAN CANDELARIO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled351

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

ERIC HOCHMAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled348

NAPLES

Florida