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Prescriber Checkup

SSD

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

207K
Medicare Part D Claims
$3.27M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 27,281 $419K
California 19,932 $299K
Florida 17,089 $384K
Pennsylvania 13,419 $190K
Ohio 10,406 $140K
New Jersey 9,965 $142K
Texas 8,565 $133K
Michigan 7,108 $119K
Illinois 5,701 $79.2K
Kentucky 5,678 $83.2K
Missouri 5,058 $83.7K
Georgia 4,623 $71.2K
Arizona 4,357 $57.9K
North Carolina 4,187 $66.6K
Tennessee 4,017 $63.4K
Indiana 3,934 $62.1K
Alabama 3,920 $69.3K
Washington 3,736 $49.3K
Oklahoma 3,574 $62.2K
Iowa 3,434 $53.5K
Wisconsin 3,308 $49.5K
Virginia 3,172 $48.7K
Maryland 2,839 $47K
Minnesota 2,647 $42.9K
Massachusetts 2,600 $36.7K
Arkansas 2,546 $45.9K
Oregon 2,152 $31.8K
West Virginia 2,054 $29.8K
Kansas 1,991 $28.8K
South Carolina 1,916 $37K
Mississippi 1,723 $34.8K
Nebraska 1,612 $23.8K
Louisiana 1,588 $24.6K
Colorado 1,556 $22.6K
Hawaii 1,122 $15.1K
Connecticut 1,083 $13.7K
South Dakota 844 $12.6K
Idaho 753 $10.9K
New Mexico 749 $10.7K
Utah 662 $9,280
Nevada 596 $8,992
Maine 556 $6,654
Rhode Island 545 $7,756
New Hampshire 487 $6,524
North Dakota 467 $8,855
Montana 453 $6,387
Delaware 412 $5,136
District of Columbia 364 $8,002
Wyoming 224 $3,330
Vermont 223 $4,810
Alaska 177 $3,719
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for SSD

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM FRED

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GURABO

Puerto Rico

ROBERT JOHNSON M.D.

Vascular Surgery

Claims Filled50

AUGUSTA

Georgia

ANTONIO NORIEGA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CRESTWOOD

Illinois

BHARAT K MEHTA MD PC

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EASTON

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL DUGO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

ORLANDO CARPIO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIDDLE VILLAGE

New York

MANZAR SHAFI M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAGERSTOWN

Maryland

DOUGLAS MAZUREK M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled51

VALPARAISO

Indiana

TAMARA ERLIKH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

BRONX

New York

GLORIA PIEDRA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

HIALEAH

Florida

ANTONIO TAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

MORENO VALLEY

California

IGOR TALIS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

ROGER SCHUTT D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled51

DORCHESTER CENTER

Massachusetts

MURRAY SCHEINMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

CHICAGO

Illinois

PAUL BLANCHARD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

MICHAEL JENNINGS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

CINCINNATI

Ohio

YONG-YUN LEE MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled52

HOBOKEN

New Jersey

MOHAMMAD BAHRAMI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

MUNCIE

Indiana

MARC GOLDSTEIN D.O.C.M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled53

NORTH BERGEN

New Jersey

MARK DASHEVSKIY D.O

General Practice

Claims Filled53

BROOKLYN

New York

MISAEL GONZALEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled53

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MOHAMMED RAHMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

WOODHAVEN

New York

BORIS PEYSIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

BROOKLYN

New York

HOWARD MILLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

COUDERSPORT

Pennsylvania

CARMEL PERSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky