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Prescriber Checkup

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
SUZANNE FORD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

JOSEPH POON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

MITUL PATEL M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

EAST PATCHOGUE

New York

KEVORK BOYADJIAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

MIDDLE VILLAGE

New York

ZERLINE TIU SNYDERMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEST SENECA

New York

SHERYL PEARL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

RHEINCHARD REYES M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled50

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JAIME DUQUE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

THOMAS BIZZARO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

HOWARD BEACH

New York

RAFAEL FLEITES M.D.

Hospitalist

Claims Filled50

CINCINNATI

Ohio

MANZAR SHAFI M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAGERSTOWN

Maryland

KEITH FULLER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OPELIKA

Alabama

JAVIER RICARDO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

DONA COOPER-DOCKERY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

MCALLEN

Texas

ELIAHU SAMRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

LAWRENCE

New York

ALEXANDER WALLE MD PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

GLENDALE

New York

LOUIS EMMER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

STATEN ISLAND

New York

MICHAEL JENNINGS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ROBERT SOLOMON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

ROSELLE PARK

New Jersey

TERRY TREADWELL M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled51

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

HATTIE HENDERSON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled51

HOUSTON

Texas

ALAN SMITH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled51

ORCHARD PARK

New York

BENZION SACOLICK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

BROOKLYN

New York

JILIAN WAITE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

CENTERVILLE

Ohio

CRAIG FURRY MD

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Rural Health

Claims Filled51

DU QUOIN

Illinois