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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
SAMUEL OLOYO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled348

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

AUDREY RUBANO NP

Claims Filled347

VINELAND

New Jersey

DAVID WILSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled345

ONEONTA

Alabama

AFTAB KHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled344

DAVENPORT

Florida

STANLEY SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled337

NEWNAN

Georgia

MOHAMMAD CHAUDHRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled334

UNION CITY

New Jersey

APURVA SHAH MD MPH

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled334

LARGO

Florida

BRETT CHIASSON M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled334

HAMMOND

Louisiana

ROBERTO LUGLIANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled333

LONG BEACH

California

MICHAEL KELLEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled329

DOTHAN

Alabama

THERESA LAWRENCE-FORD M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled325

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled322

WOODLAWN

Virginia

MELVIN PARNELL M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled321

METAIRIE

Louisiana

EDWARD HUMBERT DO

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled319

FORT MYERS

Florida

DIANA FERNANDEZ GARCIA MD

Body Imaging

Claims Filled317

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

JOSE PEREZ M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled313

ALICE

Texas

DAVID GOTHELF D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled311

HENDERSON

Nevada

GODDARD LAINJO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled310

MIDDLETOWN

New York

TIMOTHY SIMON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled305

MONTICELLO

Arkansas

CLIFTON SALMON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled305

HOMER

Louisiana

AHMAD IBRAHIMBACHA M,D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled305

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

BRYAN HOOKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled304

JASPER

Georgia

ALAN GILLICK M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Claims Filled302

DICKSON CITY

Pennsylvania

HAIDONG NGUYEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled302

SEFFNER

Florida

TERRY HARRISON M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled300

PARIS

Tennessee