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Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

SPS

SODIUM POLYSTYRENE SULFONATE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

92.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 693 of 3395

$5.24M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1133 of 3395

42,661
Patients

Rank: 569 of 3395

23,220
Prescribers

Rank: 582 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

144K

2011

142K

2012

131K

2013

109K

2014

93K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$5.33M

2011

$5.25M

2012

$5.34M

2013

$5.62M

2014

$5.25M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$23

2011

$24

2012

$24

2013

$28

2014

$34

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 5,437 13,255 $827K
California 3,744 8,566 $591K
Pennsylvania 2,607 5,563 $262K
Florida 2,686 5,229 $206K
Texas 2,578 4,787 $274K
North Carolina 2,071 4,111 $255K
Illinois 1,541 3,972 $214K
Ohio 1,888 3,959 $181K
New Jersey 1,609 3,951 $227K
Maryland 1,306 2,843 $134K
Tennessee 1,256 2,618 $109K
Massachusetts 947 2,495 $184K
Georgia 1,161 2,425 $161K
Louisiana 1,135 2,358 $144K
Michigan 1,152 2,297 $113K
Kentucky 1,111 2,130 $89K
Virginia 874 1,816 $90.5K
Alabama 806 1,780 $106K
South Carolina 737 1,671 $110K
Indiana 741 1,589 $68.7K
Wisconsin 490 1,258 $87.2K
Washington 535 1,244 $73.1K
Missouri 617 1,240 $61.6K
Mississippi 622 1,200 $71.1K
Connecticut 531 1,043 $65.2K
Arizona 568 1,004 $46.3K
Arkansas 470 805 $36.2K
West Virginia 380 750 $42.4K
Oregon 286 717 $51.6K
Minnesota 352 653 $31K
Iowa 358 633 $34K
Colorado 228 469 $18.8K
Hawaii 181 465 $39K
Nebraska 222 430 $20.4K
Rhode Island 148 395 $20.1K
Kansas 208 387 $21.7K
Oklahoma 231 377 $22K
Maine 147 300 $26.6K
Nevada 126 267 $11.6K
Delaware 83 202 $8,716
New Mexico 111 196 $21.9K
Idaho 69 192 $11.2K
South Dakota 94 175 $8,490
Utah 75 168 $10K
North Dakota 101 166 $7,295
District of Columbia 73 145 $6,155
New Hampshire 65 129 $6,878
Alaska 31 73 $4,973
Montana 36 72 $2,696
Vermont 23 50 $5,994
Wyoming 29 44 $2,478
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. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
BOGDAN NEDELESCU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

BARBARA CASAZZA N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled108

WOODSIDE

New York

YOSLAINE DIAZ M.D

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled53

WOODHAVEN

New York

TARIQ MAHMOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

WESTMINSTER

Maryland

JOHN FREELAND MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled52

WAUKEGAN

Illinois

BARON WONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

WAHIAWA

Hawaii

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

TUCKER

Georgia

RASHA MORAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

TOWSON

Maryland

SHAUN LAURIE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

MACDONALD DUBOSE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled102

SUMTER

South Carolina

WOLFGANG LOHRMANN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled52

STATESVILLE

North Carolina

STEPHEN SMITH

Family Medicine

Claims Filled125

SOCIETY HILL

South Carolina

MARIUS MCFARLAND M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

LAWRENCE DREXLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled69

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

CLARENCE TEAGLE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

JEFFREY HOWELL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled68

SAN DIEGO

California

RALPH RILEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

SALUDA

South Carolina

VANEE WONGSURAWAT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MARITZA MOLINA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled87

RYE BROOK

New York

MICHELE MORANDI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled61

ROSELLE PARK

New Jersey

KISHOR PATEL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled65

ROCKY RIVER

Ohio

DANIEL CROCKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

BELAYENH BEFEKADU MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled75

REIDSVILLE

North Carolina

OLIVER BYRD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled57

QUITMAN

Mississippi