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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

2.68M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 116 of 3238

$67M
Retail Cost

Rank: 293 of 3238

2,045,638
Patients

Rank: 40 of 3238

305,553
Prescribers

Rank: 50 of 3238

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58%

of people say

it's worth it

51%

of people say

it worked well

20%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 255,908 337,701 $8.27M
Texas 179,187 230,554 $5.44M
Pennsylvania 111,729 147,983 $3.8M
New York 99,264 133,332 $3.76M
Ohio 102,521 131,593 $3.17M
California 97,322 124,972 $3.6M
Tennessee 82,410 106,361 $2.52M
Georgia 78,322 101,437 $2.46M
Michigan 74,621 96,813 $2.41M
Illinois 70,542 91,973 $2.28M
Alabama 64,630 85,252 $2.05M
New Jersey 63,363 84,550 $2.18M
Kentucky 56,248 73,648 $1.76M
Missouri 53,632 68,125 $1.63M
Indiana 50,813 65,279 $1.62M
North Carolina 51,920 64,872 $1.59M
Louisiana 49,522 64,033 $1.5M
Arizona 42,103 52,413 $1.24M
Oklahoma 39,393 50,959 $1.25M
Virginia 37,790 47,428 $1.18M
Mississippi 33,800 42,959 $1.01M
Arkansas 26,682 33,781 $820K
Maryland 26,185 33,602 $864K
South Carolina 25,831 32,135 $804K
West Virginia 21,937 28,630 $693K
Nevada 19,838 26,384 $613K
Massachusetts 19,841 26,254 $763K
Wisconsin 19,578 24,465 $615K
Connecticut 18,551 24,280 $646K
Minnesota 18,299 23,314 $605K
Washington 16,623 20,899 $548K
Kansas 16,729 20,698 $497K
Colorado 13,966 17,658 $449K
Iowa 12,955 15,678 $375K
Nebraska 9,172 11,226 $270K
Oregon 7,999 9,990 $284K
Utah 7,324 9,364 $252K
New Mexico 6,972 8,867 $236K
New Hampshire 5,826 7,717 $224K
Delaware 5,895 7,238 $179K
Idaho 5,800 7,104 $174K
Rhode Island 5,280 6,594 $163K
Montana 4,932 6,178 $166K
Maine 4,535 5,834 $153K
South Dakota 4,674 5,806 $139K
Hawaii 2,895 3,648 $110K
Wyoming 2,647 3,241 $78.2K
North Dakota 2,599 3,209 $79.8K
Vermont 1,897 2,466 $67.1K
District of Columbia 1,745 2,102 $56.5K
Alaska 814 964 $23.9K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
DALE JONES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled365

MAYFIELD

Kentucky

BRETT CHIASSON M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled362

HAMMOND

Louisiana

THERESA LAWRENCE-FORD M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled358

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

DANIEL TERRONE DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled357

BAYONET POINT

Florida

KRISHNA RAI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled357

ELMORE

Ohio

JOHN POYNOR M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled354

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled354

PEORIA

Arizona

PHILIP LIU MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled353

HONESDALE

Pennsylvania

GODDARD LAINJO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled350

MIDDLETOWN

New York

GERALD EISENBERG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled342

MORTON GROVE

Illinois

RICHARD MARQUES DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled341

BOCA RATON

Florida

JOSEPH PRATT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled335

CORINTH

Mississippi

DAVID GOTHELF D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled335

HENDERSON

Nevada

JOE BUFORD MD

General Practice

Claims Filled335

NORTH LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

PAVAN ANAND M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled335

NAPLES

Florida

SAMUEL KING M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled334

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

FRED GARFINKEL M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled332

TULSA

Oklahoma

PAK CHAN MD

Claims Filled321

LOCKFORD

California

CLIFTON SALMON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled317

HOMER

Louisiana

BRADLEY WALTER MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled317

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

ARVIND KAMATH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled315

VALLEY

Alabama

KIRKLAND DODSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled312

WASHINGTON

Georgia

JAGDEEP SANDHU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled312

BRANDON

Florida

ROBERT PICKERING M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled310

COLLIERVILLE

Tennessee

ANAND BHUPTANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled310

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana