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SSD

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

222K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 502 of 3238

$4.72M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1018 of 3238

133,083
Patients

Rank: 351 of 3238

69,649
Prescribers

Rank: 317 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 15,232 32,805 $646K
California 14,449 21,983 $486K
Florida 7,494 14,109 $404K
Pennsylvania 7,861 12,998 $243K
Ohio 6,153 11,158 $212K
Texas 6,729 10,255 $218K
New Jersey 5,481 10,068 $211K
Michigan 6,352 9,869 $213K
Illinois 3,746 6,266 $125K
Kentucky 3,613 5,666 $110K
Missouri 3,554 5,582 $128K
Arizona 3,253 4,991 $94.6K
Georgia 3,354 4,808 $97.7K
North Carolina 2,815 4,421 $96K
Tennessee 2,959 4,343 $94.7K
Alabama 2,611 4,135 $97K
Washington 2,635 3,812 $71.4K
Indiana 2,057 3,749 $85K
Wisconsin 1,972 3,461 $66.8K
Virginia 2,232 3,316 $64.5K
Iowa 2,046 3,168 $63.7K
Oklahoma 1,931 3,092 $75.4K
Minnesota 1,675 2,595 $51.2K
Arkansas 1,546 2,480 $64.6K
Maryland 1,618 2,382 $50.6K
Massachusetts 1,481 2,376 $43.2K
Oregon 1,607 2,340 $46.2K
West Virginia 1,328 2,024 $40.2K
Kansas 1,163 1,746 $34.7K
Colorado 1,223 1,727 $45.4K
South Carolina 1,115 1,715 $42K
Mississippi 1,160 1,609 $40.5K
Louisiana 1,108 1,580 $29.9K
Nebraska 932 1,452 $30.9K
Connecticut 825 1,141 $21.6K
Hawaii 734 1,075 $24.5K
South Dakota 592 948 $18.9K
Nevada 518 750 $16.6K
Utah 536 750 $14.5K
Idaho 504 708 $14.6K
New Mexico 491 707 $12K
Rhode Island 379 678 $12.5K
Maine 431 623 $10.8K
North Dakota 286 475 $9,023
Montana 333 466 $9,005
Delaware 246 436 $7,293
New Hampshire 294 431 $7,471
District of Columbia 186 283 $7,076
Vermont 175 270 $6,036
Alaska 118 209 $4,241
Wyoming 136 170 $3,104
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 SSD

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RUFINA BINLAYO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled518

STATEN ISLAND

New York

EDGARDO BAJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled420

STATEN ISLAND

New York

MARIA BUNAG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled397

STATEN ISLAND

New York

HILLARY HURTADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled370

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

LUIS EHRMAN ANP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled332

PORT JEFFERSON STATION

New York

LOUKA MAKKAR M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled279

POLK

Pennsylvania

AMIT SAXENA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled255

BRONX

New York

THADDEUS BORT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled251

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ROMAN KOLDAYEV M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled247

LAWRENCE

New York

AMIR YAZDANI M. D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled246

STATEN ISLAND

New York

LUCINDA RIPOLL M. D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled244

STATEN ISLAND

New York

FRANK CARPINIELLO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled241

STATEN ISLAND

New York

JORGE DIAZ D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled233

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSEPH HUSCHART M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled228

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ISABEL RICO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled215

MIAMI

Florida

ARUN ARORA MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled208

FLUSHING

New York

ORLANDO HERNANDEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled206

CINCINNATI

Ohio

CONSTANTINE ANAGNOSTOPOULOS MD, SCD

Thoracic Surgery Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

Claims Filled188

NEW YORK

New York

IGOR GUTNIK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

EAST MEADOW

New York

JOHN MCCARTHY D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled176

STATEN ISLAND

New York

STEPHEN MILROY MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled174

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

GRETCHEN SEROTA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled173

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JAMES DEMIDOVICH DO

General Practice

Claims Filled170

CANFIELD

Ohio

NOREEN TAN-CHU M. D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

STATEN ISLAND

New York

EDGAR PIMENTEL D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled150

NEW YORK

New York