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METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

2.94M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 109 of 3362

$64.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 335 of 3362

2,239,881
Patients

Rank: 38 of 3362

318,306
Prescribers

Rank: 48 of 3362

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it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

23%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 283,806 375,782 $8.27M
Texas 193,118 246,622 $5.24M
Pennsylvania 120,245 158,974 $3.59M
New York 107,407 143,777 $3.51M
Ohio 110,270 140,851 $3.05M
California 98,929 126,891 $3.08M
Tennessee 89,168 115,142 $2.32M
Georgia 88,457 114,276 $2.47M
Michigan 82,251 105,966 $2.33M
Illinois 81,343 105,290 $2.26M
New Jersey 68,284 91,128 $2.03M
Alabama 68,538 90,218 $1.93M
Kentucky 60,065 77,761 $1.64M
Missouri 59,340 75,259 $1.61M
North Carolina 56,461 70,565 $1.55M
Indiana 53,791 68,960 $1.51M
Louisiana 53,283 68,606 $1.5M
Arizona 47,375 58,937 $1.24M
Virginia 43,539 54,577 $1.18M
Oklahoma 41,673 53,969 $1.19M
Mississippi 36,132 45,700 $952K
South Carolina 31,743 39,566 $839K
Maryland 30,746 39,537 $840K
Arkansas 29,078 36,733 $785K
West Virginia 23,705 31,121 $648K
Massachusetts 22,045 29,388 $771K
Nevada 21,541 28,783 $611K
Wisconsin 21,765 27,200 $599K
Connecticut 20,244 26,692 $618K
Minnesota 20,062 25,357 $602K
Washington 17,988 22,424 $520K
Kansas 17,671 21,876 $474K
Colorado 17,066 21,645 $475K
Iowa 14,402 17,498 $374K
Nebraska 10,127 12,320 $269K
Oregon 8,844 11,007 $273K
Utah 8,069 10,209 $250K
New Mexico 7,888 10,028 $240K
New Hampshire 6,334 8,446 $207K
Delaware 6,793 8,412 $175K
Idaho 6,361 7,777 $177K
Rhode Island 5,527 6,869 $155K
Montana 5,229 6,610 $164K
Maine 5,022 6,435 $149K
South Dakota 5,106 6,355 $137K
Hawaii 2,897 3,628 $102K
Wyoming 2,961 3,586 $75.4K
North Dakota 2,823 3,458 $78.1K
Vermont 1,957 2,580 $65.4K
District of Columbia 2,068 2,434 $52.6K
Alaska 1,001 1,139 $24.4K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
SON CHAU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled461

ORLANDO

Florida

SAI NAMBURU M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled460

SELMA

Alabama

JOHN BATISTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled457

SPRING HILL

Florida

MOHAMMAD CHAUDHRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled453

UNION CITY

New Jersey

JOHN AMRIEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled452

SALEM

New Jersey

MICHAEL BRASFIELD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled440

JASPER

Alabama

GARY HOWARD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled439

MONTEVALLO

Alabama

SELDEN LONGLEY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled427

GAINESVILLE

Florida

CHARLES BUKOVINSKY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled426

SCOTT DEPOT

West Virginia

MELVIN PARNELL M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled420

METAIRIE

Louisiana

JOSEPH THOMAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled418

VALDOSTA

Georgia

GODDARD LAINJO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled411

MIDDLETOWN

New York

ALAN GILLICK M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Claims Filled411

DICKSON CITY

Pennsylvania

BRIAN POLNER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled406

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

JORGE ALVARADO-RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled405

NEW YORK

New York

FRED GARFINKEL M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled403

TULSA

Oklahoma

MICHAEL STROBBE D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled402

PORT RICHEY

Florida

APURVA SHAH MD MPH

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled398

LARGO

Florida

BRETT CHIASSON M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled396

HAMMOND

Louisiana

THERESA LAWRENCE-FORD M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled395

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

CLIFTON SALMON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled395

HOMER

Louisiana

PAVAN ANAND M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled386

NAPLES

Florida

ROGER ALVARADO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled386

MOBILE

Alabama

SANG LEE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled384

MUSKOGEE

Oklahoma

ATA SALEK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled384

HOUSTON

Texas