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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 »


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Top prescribers for SSD

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JERRY KINDER MD

Surgery

Claims Filled50

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

SCOTT KEFFER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ANSTED

West Virginia

RANDALL MATOS DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled50

POTEAU

Oklahoma

THOMAS LAMPONE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GULF BREEZE

Florida

GARY DEVOSS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

COUNCIL BLUFFS

Iowa

JIMMY LEE D.P.M.

Podiatrist

Claims Filled51

LOS ANGELES

California

GERALD LUCKEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

DAVID CITY

Nebraska

THERESA BLANCO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

MIAMI

Florida

FREDERIC SHERMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

BROOKLYN

New York

LARISA MERAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

BUFFALO

New York

STEFAN SCHEIDLER M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled52

KENNETT

Missouri

MIKE JOU D.P.M.

Podiatrist, Primary Podiatric Medicine

Claims Filled52

CITY OF INDUSTRY

California

WAQAR SALEEM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

SHEPHERDSVILLE

Kentucky

RODERICK NASSIF DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

FORT MYERS

Florida

ELIE FTEHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

BROOKLYN

New York

RONALD WONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

TUCKER

Georgia

JAMES DEMIDOVICH DO

General Practice

Claims Filled53

CANFIELD

Ohio

BRAZELL CARTER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled53

RICHMOND

California

HOOSHANG POOR

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled54

NEWTON

Massachusetts

DAN BUTOI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

BERWICK

Pennsylvania

MOUHAMED KAMEL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled54

MASSILLON

Ohio

YONG-YUN LEE MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled55

HOBOKEN

New Jersey

AMJAD RIAZ-UL-HAQ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

GLENDALE

Arizona

LIDIA BERMUDEZ MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled55

HIALEAH

Florida