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Prescriber Checkup » METHYLPREDNISOLONE

METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. May also be used to lessen some symptoms of cancer. This medicine is a steroid. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.43M
Medicare Part D Claims
$26.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 202,535 $3.22M
Texas 138,269 $2.21M
Pennsylvania 89,619 $1.54M
California 89,451 $1.55M
Ohio 78,492 $1.18M
New York 76,914 $1.49M
Tennessee 61,427 $949K
Georgia 57,378 $854K
Illinois 56,770 $915K
Alabama 48,541 $796K
Kentucky 47,810 $751K
Michigan 45,669 $756K
New Jersey 43,955 $763K
Missouri 43,399 $693K
Louisiana 40,926 $658K
North Carolina 37,806 $592K
Oklahoma 35,240 $590K
Puerto Rico 34,976 $540K
Indiana 34,545 $525K
Arizona 32,944 $457K
Mississippi 32,255 $527K
Virginia 29,042 $467K
Arkansas 23,615 $376K
West Virginia 20,207 $316K
South Carolina 18,968 $289K
Maryland 18,850 $320K
Minnesota 17,952 $330K
Massachusetts 16,286 $294K
Nevada 15,970 $235K
Wisconsin 15,878 $286K
Washington 15,271 $276K
Kansas 14,015 $216K
Connecticut 13,194 $236K
Colorado 11,519 $187K
Iowa 11,495 $177K
Nebraska 7,741 $132K
Oregon 7,474 $144K
New Mexico 6,631 $108K
Utah 6,444 $122K
Idaho 5,826 $109K
Montana 5,507 $112K
New Hampshire 4,656 $79.4K
Maine 4,638 $75.5K
South Dakota 4,336 $76.6K
Rhode Island 4,076 $58.8K
Delaware 3,556 $57.2K
Wyoming 2,822 $48.6K
Hawaii 2,718 $48.9K
North Dakota 2,334 $45K
Vermont 2,250 $46.7K
District of Columbia 854 $14K
Alaska 729 $12.7K
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 METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MICHAEL TUCKER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NORFOLK

Virginia

PAUL GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

DUNCAN FAGUNDUS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

CRAIG BENNETT M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled50

N WILKESBORO

North Carolina

AMMAR ALSHEIKH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHANDLER

Arizona

ISRAEL PENATE M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

VICTOR BYRD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

AHAMED KUTTY M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

BOURBONNAIS

Illinois

JOHN MAGALDI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

TORRINGTON

Connecticut

SHERYL COWAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

RICHARDSON

Texas

HANNA LUBBOS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

LEESVILLE

Louisiana

CHARLES HOFF MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled50

KENNESAW

Georgia

DEBRA GRAYSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

COLUMBUS

Ohio

BLESSILDA LIU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HERNANDO

Florida

LAWRENCE HARMON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GRANITE CITY

Illinois

MICHAEL JAQUITH MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled50

VENICE

Florida

DONALD LANZA M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled50

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

TONY ABBASSI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

BRIAN BELLAMY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLINTON

Missouri

ERIC HEASLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BLAIRSVILLE

Pennsylvania

PHILIP SHERIDAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

EVANSTON

Illinois

NICOLE D'APICE PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

GOLD CANYON

Arizona

DAVID SKROBOT DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Surgery

Claims Filled50

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

VERA LUTHER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled50

HEMPHILL

Texas

SAROJ BASISHT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ORLANDO

Florida