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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. 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
KUMUDCHANDRA SHAH MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled285

GADSDEN

Alabama

ORLANDO ALFONSO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled282

CHICAGO

Illinois

ROGER ALVARADO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled282

MOBILE

Alabama

SIDNEY CLEVINGER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled282

OCALA

Florida

SAMEER SAWALHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled281

DEARBORN

Michigan

VENKATESWARA NANDAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled278

ORLANDO

Florida

CHRISTOPHER TROIANO

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled277

TAMARAC

Florida

ALDO BERETTA MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled274

BONITA SPRINGS

Florida

KAMAL SINGH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled273

RUSSELLVILLE

Kentucky

HAIDONG NGUYEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled273

SEFFNER

Florida

VICTOR LOPEZ-LLAVONA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled272

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

MULRAJ KATIRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled272

CROWLEY

Louisiana

CAROLYN BAUTISTA A.R.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled271

HOMOSASSA

Florida

MARIO MALDONADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled270

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

RICHARD WORHACZ DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled269

SUN CITY WEST

Arizona

ROBERT BYRNE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled269

BRIDGETON

Missouri

KENNETH TAYLOR M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled268

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

RAJAN SAREEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled267

FORT MYERS

Florida

RONALD PINKERTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled267

PICO RIVERA

California

MICHAEL MOORE MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled267

WALDWICK

New Jersey

BENSON HUANG M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled267

LAREDO

Texas

TERRY HARRISON M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled266

PARIS

Tennessee

BRYAN HOOKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled266

JASPER

Georgia

GREGORY FOUNDS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled266

MANY

Louisiana

AHMAD IBRAHIMBACHA M,D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled266

CLEVELAND

Tennessee