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Prescriber Checkup » SULFASALAZINE

SULFASALAZINE

Treats ulcerative colitis. Also treats rheumatoid arthritis. This medicine is a sulfa drug. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

138K
Medicare Part D Claims
$4.98M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 26,524 $536K
Texas 14,361 $280K
Florida 12,785 $266K
Pennsylvania 11,495 $266K
New York 10,741 $248K
Ohio 9,981 $251K
Illinois 8,788 $201K
Michigan 7,031 $179K
North Carolina 6,693 $146K
Missouri 6,426 $128K
Indiana 5,844 $142K
Wisconsin 5,643 $129K
Washington 5,617 $133K
Tennessee 5,273 $115K
Georgia 5,269 $109K
Minnesota 5,213 $130K
Massachusetts 4,974 $108K
Kentucky 4,637 $108K
Oregon 4,469 $106K
Iowa 4,450 $103K
Arizona 3,929 $85.2K
New Jersey 3,877 $85.7K
Kansas 3,637 $84K
Virginia 3,486 $84K
Alabama 3,370 $61.6K
Oklahoma 3,317 $72.6K
Arkansas 2,862 $53.2K
Nebraska 2,808 $62.8K
South Carolina 2,640 $55.9K
Louisiana 2,228 $45.3K
Colorado 2,217 $52.3K
Mississippi 2,202 $42K
Puerto Rico 2,141 $31.4K
Connecticut 2,102 $46.7K
West Virginia 2,035 $45.5K
Maryland 2,027 $51.9K
Idaho 1,605 $35.9K
Utah 1,554 $34.4K
New Mexico 1,519 $35.4K
Nevada 1,423 $28.6K
South Dakota 1,268 $26.2K
Montana 1,160 $26.5K
Hawaii 1,039 $21.5K
Maine 1,036 $25.7K
Rhode Island 991 $17.7K
New Hampshire 927 $22.7K
North Dakota 874 $18.9K
Vermont 500 $11.4K
Delaware 391 $9,737
Wyoming 389 $8,453
District of Columbia 185 $3,195
Alaska 173 $3,782
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 SULFASALAZINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled851

EDINBURG

Texas

LUIS ARANGO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled506

MISSION

Texas

GERALD HO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled464

LA PALMA

California

FULGENCIO SALINAS M.D.

Anatomic Pathology Clinical Pathology

Claims Filled429

EDINBURG

Texas

JASEN CHI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled393

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

ANNAPURNA BHAT MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled346

STOCKBRIDGE

Georgia

MUJEEB RANGINWALA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled332

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

STEVEN COHEN MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled293

TYLER

Texas

DAVID HOLT MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled240

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

MYRNA STUEFEN PAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled233

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

JAYALAKSHMI PAMPATI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled227

HAZARD

Kentucky

ROBERT WISCO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled219

DAKOTA DUNES

South Dakota

SANJIV KAPIL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled207

LAKE MARY

Florida

RICHARD BERTKEN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled204

FRESNO

California

BABAK ZAMIRI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled199

RIVERSIDE

California

YA JU CHANG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled198

NEW YORK

New York

ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled194

MCALLEN

Texas

KAYVAN KAMALI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled192

LONGVIEW

Texas

RICHARD DWYER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled177

LOS ANGELES

California

ALAN OKI MD

Claims Filled172

AIEA

Hawaii

KENNETH CRAGER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled171

BRADENTON

Florida

SOHRAB FALLAHI

Rheumatology

Claims Filled166

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

DANIEL HIRSEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled158

PALOS HILLS

Illinois

SARAH HWANG M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled157

LA PALMA

California

FLORIN NICULESCU M.D. PHD.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled156

ELDERSBURG

Maryland