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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
NAVID SIDDIQUI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled175

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

ROBERT PICKERING M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled173

COLLIERVILLE

Tennessee

SAM DAGGUBATI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled173

ABILENE

Texas

DAVID WILSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled173

ONEONTA

Alabama

ROBERT RISKO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled172

ATHENS

Texas

MICHAEL MUNIER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled172

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

ARVIND KAMATH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled171

VALLEY

Alabama

EDSEL HOLDEN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled171

FLORENCE

Alabama

STANLEY SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled170

NEWNAN

Georgia

FRANCISCO MUNOZ

Specialist

Claims Filled169

ELIZABETH

New Jersey

KENNETH STEIN M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology

Claims Filled169

OAKLAND PARK

Florida

ANAND BHUPTANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled169

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

PRAVIN AVULA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled168

SMITHS GROVE

Kentucky

KENNETH TAYLOR M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled168

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

FRANCISCO JIMENEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled168

UPLAND

California

MANISH SHROFF M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled168

BIG SPRING

Texas

MALCOLM KING M.D.P.S.C.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled167

ASHLAND

Kentucky

ALAN GILLICK M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Claims Filled167

DICKSON CITY

Pennsylvania

JOHN BOND MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled167

ASHLAND

Kentucky

GURPREET PADDA M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled167

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

GARY EVANS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled166

BOWIE

Texas

CAROL ODEGAARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled166

JACKSON

Georgia

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled166

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

STEPHEN QUANING MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled166

ORLANDO

Florida

JAMES VEST MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled166

BELLEVILLE

Illinois