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Prescriber Checkup » DEXAMETHASONE

DEXAMETHASONE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

629K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 302 of 3238

$8.17M
Retail Cost

Rank: 852 of 3238

321,182
Patients

Rank: 212 of 3238

100,448
Prescribers

Rank: 238 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 23,668 47,479 $707K
Florida 20,191 39,825 $566K
New York 19,322 39,757 $512K
Texas 18,367 35,857 $379K
Pennsylvania 15,050 30,666 $369K
Ohio 12,913 25,925 $347K
North Carolina 11,388 21,685 $246K
Illinois 9,945 20,801 $238K
Michigan 10,173 20,094 $256K
Georgia 9,751 18,709 $232K
Tennessee 9,244 17,949 $217K
New Jersey 7,536 14,320 $180K
Virginia 6,762 13,651 $186K
Missouri 6,656 13,306 $162K
Massachusetts 6,400 12,957 $179K
Wisconsin 5,692 12,143 $134K
Alabama 6,844 12,117 $115K
Kentucky 6,036 11,922 $152K
Indiana 5,909 11,892 $141K
Minnesota 5,258 11,842 $150K
Washington 5,761 11,614 $135K
Arizona 5,894 11,131 $128K
South Carolina 4,757 8,880 $103K
Louisiana 4,340 8,713 $85.4K
Colorado 4,575 8,293 $155K
Mississippi 4,146 7,535 $68.4K
Maryland 3,700 7,324 $103K
Oregon 3,754 7,252 $88.2K
Connecticut 3,613 7,011 $99.2K
Arkansas 3,893 6,870 $71.7K
Iowa 2,673 6,012 $73.9K
Oklahoma 3,070 5,715 $82K
Kansas 2,470 5,098 $61.6K
West Virginia 2,152 4,323 $48.2K
Nebraska 2,245 4,245 $46.2K
Nevada 1,890 3,441 $46.9K
Maine 1,452 2,835 $33.5K
Utah 1,479 2,635 $31K
Idaho 1,253 2,569 $27.4K
New Mexico 1,349 2,534 $31.5K
New Hampshire 1,138 2,189 $25.3K
South Dakota 1,017 2,171 $23.7K
Delaware 1,178 2,101 $25.3K
Rhode Island 1,066 2,063 $29.1K
Hawaii 993 1,852 $19.5K
North Dakota 733 1,582 $14.9K
Montana 702 1,452 $16.2K
Vermont 496 987 $12.1K
District of Columbia 456 834 $11K
Wyoming 302 602 $6,291
Alaska 220 381 $4,807
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 DEXAMETHASONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JESUS VAZQUEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled889

FLORIDA

Puerto Rico

ARMANDO CARDONA-RAMIREZ MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled786

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

BRIAN WAGGONER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled641

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

JERRY CIOFFI DMD

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled487

ORANGE PARK

Florida

JOHN KESSEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled476

HICKORY

North Carolina

DERRIS RAY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled451

AMITE

Louisiana

REYNALDO GOMEZ ADROVER M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled390

MANATI

Puerto Rico

ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled365

MCALLEN

Texas

RAMON GERENA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled347

TOA BAJA

Puerto Rico

SAMUEL PADILLA ROSA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled328

MANATI

Puerto Rico

JOSE DE LEON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled326

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

RICKY DEERMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled318

RAINSVILLE

Alabama

GEORGE FAHED MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled317

PONCE

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM AUSTIN M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled316

MCCOMB

Mississippi

FERNANDO LONGO M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled313

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

SAMUEL KING M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled312

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

ERNEST MOLLOHAN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled312

LEXINGTON

Alabama

GREGORY MERRICK MD

Radiation Oncology

Claims Filled307

WHEELING

West Virginia

DRORE EISEN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled305

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JOSE TORRES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled299

SAN LORENZO

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled294

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

MARC UCCHINO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled281

COLUMBIANA

Ohio

SOHAIL QURESHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled280

DANSVILLE

New York

ANGEL VAZQUEZ M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled277

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

BART BARLOGIE MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled272

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas