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Prescriber Checkup

SPS

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

131K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 602 of 3238

$5.34M
Retail Cost

Rank: 981 of 3238

58,184
Patients

Rank: 489 of 3238

29,697
Prescribers

Rank: 487 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 6,024 15,265 $715K
California 5,395 11,995 $549K
Pennsylvania 3,908 8,514 $302K
Florida 3,480 7,127 $215K
Texas 3,295 6,302 $265K
North Carolina 2,927 6,251 $238K
Ohio 2,601 5,609 $196K
New Jersey 1,915 5,318 $217K
Illinois 1,802 4,554 $194K
Tennessee 1,806 3,838 $135K
Massachusetts 1,382 3,558 $176K
Georgia 1,767 3,426 $134K
Michigan 1,759 3,421 $128K
Maryland 1,458 3,316 $122K
Louisiana 1,478 3,215 $138K
Alabama 1,377 2,966 $128K
Kentucky 1,447 2,953 $95.8K
South Carolina 1,196 2,923 $125K
Virginia 1,218 2,734 $115K
Indiana 1,144 2,408 $84.7K
Wisconsin 796 2,275 $109K
Missouri 951 2,143 $90K
Mississippi 855 1,798 $82.4K
Washington 718 1,666 $69.4K
Arizona 747 1,606 $53.6K
Arkansas 620 1,379 $62.2K
West Virginia 594 1,322 $51K
Iowa 563 1,286 $42.4K
Connecticut 654 1,242 $48K
Minnesota 608 1,202 $45.9K
Oregon 431 1,119 $54.4K
Hawaii 430 1,013 $57.7K
Kansas 329 805 $31.8K
Nebraska 394 770 $27.2K
Oklahoma 331 713 $31.5K
Colorado 279 610 $19.8K
Rhode Island 271 588 $18.3K
Delaware 214 564 $16.6K
Maine 239 517 $26.5K
Nevada 185 369 $9,297
South Dakota 141 366 $15.6K
Utah 120 366 $10.9K
North Dakota 149 365 $18.8K
Idaho 97 317 $15.2K
New Mexico 116 274 $16.9K
District of Columbia 108 266 $9,865
New Hampshire 99 214 $7,403
Alaska 35 169 $6,658
Montana 70 141 $6,512
Vermont 39 89 $4,716
Wyoming 34 76 $3,388
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 SPS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KENT LIEBER M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled176

BUFFALO

New York

DEV RELLAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled157

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

ALLA MASLOVA

Nephrology

Claims Filled136

BROOKLYN

New York

MIRZA HAMIRANI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled131

VIENNA

West Virginia

PIYUSH PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled123

COLUMBUS

Georgia

STEVEN LEWIS D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled121

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

CONRADO BERMUDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled118

MIAMI

Florida

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

YAN SUAREZ MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled108

BRONX

New York

SARVAMITRA AWASTHI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled105

DINUBA

California

SHOAIB HASHMI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled104

BALTIMORE

Maryland

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled102

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

VORBES ALEGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled99

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

CARLA FRIDMAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled97

MIAMI

Florida

SHEIRLIE LAMANTIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled97

LANCASTER

Wisconsin

ILYA GELMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled97

LOS ANGELES

California

MICHAEL ROSEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled95

NEW YORK

New York

RAJAT MUKHERJI M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled95

BROOKLYN

New York

RESTITUTO ACOSTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled94

ROME

New York

SRINIVASA MADIREDDY M.D

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled93

OKEMOS

Michigan

HENRY SHOENTHAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled92

NEW PARIS

Pennsylvania

BIKRAMJIT MALHOTRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled92

DANVILLE

Illinois

THOMAS CRUDEN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled90

MT PLEASANT

South Carolina

CHARLES MITCHELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled89

SUMMERTON

South Carolina

NAGARAJA SRIDHAR MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled86

BUFFALO

New York