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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
G BERRYHILL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled267

CLARKSDALE

Mississippi

LAURENCE DENNIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled266

BOONEVILLE

Mississippi

C ANDERSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled266

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

SAMEER SAWALHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled265

DEARBORN

Michigan

VISWANATHA REDDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

BENSON

North Carolina

MEDHAT EL-AMIR M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled264

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

SERINA CHUNG M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled264

HEWLETT

New York

BRIAN CADIGAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled263

TAMPA

Florida

SAUL CORDERO-CALERO M.D.

Neuroradiology

Claims Filled262

MANATI

Puerto Rico

JOE BUFORD MD

General Practice

Claims Filled261

NORTH LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JURGEN CRAIG-MUELLER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled260

ST CLOUD

Minnesota

MANISH SHROFF M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled260

BIG SPRING

Texas

FRED GARFINKEL M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled259

TULSA

Oklahoma

MIR A ALIKHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

LAKE WORTH

Florida

HAROLD FERGUSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled257

EATON

Ohio

TIMOTHY LENARDO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled257

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

NANCY CLAY APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled256

SIDNEY

Kentucky

SAMUEL KING M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled255

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

JOSEPH PRATT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled255

CORINTH

Mississippi

BRADLEY WALTER MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled255

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

PATRICK FINNEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled254

PADUCAH

Kentucky

NESTOR PINAROC M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled254

YUKON

Oklahoma

PRAKASH MACHHAR

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled252

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

PHILIP LIU MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled252

HONESDALE

Pennsylvania

RICARDO MARIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled250

DUNEDIN

Florida