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SPS

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

142K
Medicare Part D Claims
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 SPS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MIRZA HAMIRANI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled216

VIENNA

West Virginia

PIYUSH PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled187

COLUMBUS

Georgia

SHOAIB HASHMI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled166

BALTIMORE

Maryland

LAWRENCE LERNER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled160

AMSTERDAM

New York

CHARLES MITCHELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled155

SUMMERTON

South Carolina

DEV RELLAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled144

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

HENRY SHOENTHAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled139

NEW PARIS

Pennsylvania

KENT LIEBER M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled134

BUFFALO

New York

STEVEN LEWIS D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled133

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

DAVID BARTHOLD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled122

BESSEMER

Alabama

RALPH RILEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled107

SALUDA

South Carolina

JOSEPH PETERS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled106

COUNCE

Tennessee

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled103

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled100

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled100

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

BLAIR HOLL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled100

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

REKHA SEHGAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled98

VINELAND

New Jersey

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled97

LORAIN

Ohio

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled97

FORT WORTH

Texas

JAMES LEVOS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled97

PENNSBORO

West Virginia

THOMAS LYO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled96

FLUSHING

New York

DAVID SAMARA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled94

ORANGE PARK

Florida

THOMAS DAHLBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled94

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

THOMAS CRUDEN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled93

MT PLEASANT

South Carolina

KANDASMY UMAPATHY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

BEDFORD

Ohio