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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
ALDO BERETTA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled216

BONITA SPRINGS

Florida

ANNAPURNA BHAT MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled216

STOCKBRIDGE

Georgia

BENSON HUANG M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled214

LAREDO

Texas

HAIDONG NGUYEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled213

SEFFNER

Florida

HARRISON CARTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled213

ALMA

Georgia

ANTHONY CARTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled212

TOMPKINSVILLE

Kentucky

ASHRAF AHMED M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled212

ALLIANCE

Ohio

DALE JONES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled211

MAYFIELD

Kentucky

SELDEN LONGLEY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled209

GAINESVILLE

Florida

AHMAD IBRAHIMBACHA M,D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled208

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

FELIPE RUBIO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled205

MIAMISBURG

Ohio

MARC ALESSANDRONI PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled204

SPRINGHILL

Florida

BRETT CHIASSON M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled204

HAMMOND

Louisiana

HOPE STARKMAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled204

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

EUGENE KALMUK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled202

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

CLIFTON SALMON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled200

HOMER

Louisiana

GEORGE WILSON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled200

LISBON

Ohio

EDWARD WHELAN MD

Orthopaedic Trauma

Claims Filled199

SAVANNAH

Georgia

HIKMAT EL-KADI MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled199

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ANDREW CORDISTA M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Claims Filled198

MOULTRIE

Georgia

TOM KIRKWOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled198

BICKNELL

Indiana

GLEN GRAVES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled197

TYLER

Texas

ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled196

MCALLEN

Texas

WELDON BUTLER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled195

ODESSA

Texas

MOHSIN JAFFER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled194

COCONUT CREEK

Florida