ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

SSD

Treats skin infections in patients with severe burns. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

73.1K
Medicare Part D Claims
$2.9M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 22,481 $320K
Florida 19,068 $390K
New York 18,382 $266K
Pennsylvania 12,799 $160K
Texas 9,104 $128K
Ohio 8,126 $100K
New Jersey 6,351 $82.4K
Illinois 6,186 $80.4K
Michigan 5,977 $85.9K
Missouri 5,970 $86.2K
Puerto Rico 5,740 $89.9K
North Carolina 5,021 $68.5K
Kentucky 5,019 $66.7K
Georgia 4,738 $68.6K
Indiana 4,026 $54.7K
Tennessee 4,026 $57.9K
Arizona 3,802 $40.1K
Washington 3,685 $43.4K
Iowa 3,662 $47.9K
Oklahoma 3,611 $57.8K
Alabama 3,576 $55.7K
Virginia 3,294 $41.8K
Wisconsin 3,175 $39.1K
Maryland 3,150 $49.5K
Arkansas 2,904 $41.6K
Minnesota 2,753 $34K
Massachusetts 2,371 $32.9K
Kansas 2,135 $24.3K
Oregon 2,131 $26.5K
Mississippi 1,913 $32.7K
South Carolina 1,787 $28.2K
West Virginia 1,779 $22.8K
Nebraska 1,775 $21.2K
Louisiana 1,637 $23.5K
Colorado 1,408 $23.2K
Hawaii 1,365 $15.3K
South Dakota 902 $11K
Connecticut 805 $8,496
Idaho 793 $10K
New Mexico 703 $8,523
Utah 677 $7,303
Nevada 600 $7,074
North Dakota 525 $6,499
Montana 514 $6,563
District of Columbia 414 $7,900
Maine 383 $5,689
Delaware 344 $4,172
Rhode Island 313 $3,510
Wyoming 238 $3,041
Vermont 208 $2,400
Alaska 199 $3,126
New Hampshire 196 $2,013
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 »


Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for SSD

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled659

MIAMI

Florida

JAVIER RICARDO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled417

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

ZERLINE TIU SNYDERMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled377

WEST SENECA

New York

ISABEL RICO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled373

MIAMI

Florida

EDGARDO BAJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled363

STATEN ISLAND

New York

REINALDO CARVAJAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled322

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

AGUSTIN MARTINEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled307

HIALEAH

Florida

ONEL CORRALES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled301

MIAMI

Florida

RUFINA BINLAYO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled292

STATEN ISLAND

New York

TERESA ALFONSO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled291

MIAMI

Florida

BHARAT K MEHTA MD PC

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

EASTON

Pennsylvania

FRANCISCO GONZALEZ-ABREU M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled279

MIAMI

Florida

GAMALIEL MATTOS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled264

DORAL

Florida

THIHALOLIPAVA SAYALOLIPAVAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled241

BUFFALO

New York

MARIA BUNAG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled232

STATEN ISLAND

New York

MARK MAEDERER DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled202

MIAMI

Florida

AVELINO GUIRIBITEY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled198

HIALEAH

Florida

ALFREDO KUA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled189

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

TERESA CHAU M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled166

NORTH TONAWANDA

New York

NEIL LATTIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled163

RISING SUN

Maryland

ROGELIO ZALDIVAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled158

MIAMI

Florida

FERNANDO ESPARZA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled157

MIAMI

Florida

LEROY MCCUNE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled154

HAMBURG

New York

ROMAN GLAMB M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled151

HONOLULU

Hawaii

FRANCESCO CABRERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled142

MIAMI

Florida