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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
FELIPE RUBIO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled299

MIAMISBURG

Ohio

MOHAMMAD MAHBOOB MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled298

TOLEDO

Ohio

BENSON HUANG M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled298

LAREDO

Texas

RONALD WONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled297

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

SELDEN LONGLEY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled297

GAINESVILLE

Florida

MICHAEL STROBBE D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled296

PORT RICHEY

Florida

DARREL RINEHART M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled289

COLUMBIA

Tennessee

FELIPE ELJAIEK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled289

SULLIVAN

Missouri

DALE JONES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled288

MAYFIELD

Kentucky

ANAND BHUPTANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled287

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

MICHAEL BRASFIELD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled284

JASPER

Alabama

MICHAEL MOORE MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled284

WALDWICK

New Jersey

MICHAEL BABILONIA ROMAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled281

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

MATTHEW HELLER M. D.

Medical Genetics, PhD Medical Genetics

Claims Filled281

PEABODY

Massachusetts

RICHARD MARQUES DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled281

BOCA RATON

Florida

JOSEPH ROBERTS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled281

GRENADA

Mississippi

TRUONG NGUYEN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled280

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ANDREW CORDISTA M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Claims Filled277

MOULTRIE

Georgia

MAMDOUH RIAD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled275

HYANNIS

Massachusetts

RAVINDER NATH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled273

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

HARRY SPIERA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled272

NEW YORK CITY

New York

TIMOTHY STAPLETON MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled271

MACON

Georgia

ANIRMA JAQUEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled270

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

NICHOLAS PATRONE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled269

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

VICTOR LOPEZ-LLAVONA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled268

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico