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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
MITCHELL PERELMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled250

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled248

GALAX

Virginia

ATA SALEK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled245

HOUSTON

Texas

JURGEN CRAIG-MUELLER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled244

ST CLOUD

Minnesota

ERIC HOCHMAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled242

NAPLES

Florida

RAMESH KUMAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled238

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

MOHAMMAD CHAUDHRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled238

UNION CITY

New Jersey

ROBERT NEUMAYR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled237

YANKTON

South Dakota

DANIEL BARNETT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled234

GRANDVIEW

Missouri

KIRKLAND DODSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled234

WASHINGTON

Georgia

JOHN BOOKWALTER M.D.

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled231

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

NADIA JIVANI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled229

TAMPA

Florida

JAMES WADE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled229

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

SAMUEL OLOYO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled229

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

CHARLES BUKOVINSKY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled227

HURRICANE

West Virginia

TERRY HARRISON M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled225

PARIS

Tennessee

TIMOTHY LENARDO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled225

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

PATRICK FINNEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled223

PADUCAH

Kentucky

JOSEPH ROBERTS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled222

GRENADA

Mississippi

JOE BUFORD MD

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled220

NORTH LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

AUDREY RUBANO NP

Claims Filled219

VINELAND

New Jersey

RONALD WONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled217

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

RICHARD MARQUES DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled217

BOCA RATON

Florida

DAVID CAMPBELL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled216

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

VIJAYKUMAR ZAVERI M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled216

MIAMI

Florida