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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

SSD

SILVER SULFADIAZINE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

228K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 507 of 3395

$4.59M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1184 of 3395

146,113
Patients

Rank: 354 of 3395

78,820
Prescribers

Rank: 311 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

203K

2011

212K

2012

222K

2013

146K

2014

228K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.9M

2011

$3.37M

2012

$4.72M

2013

$3.17M

2014

$4.59M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$7

2011

$7

2012

$9

2013

$12

2014

$12

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 14,774 29,268 $578K
Florida 12,850 20,431 $482K
California 10,437 15,954 $305K
Pennsylvania 7,561 12,022 $207K
Texas 8,368 11,861 $230K
Michigan 7,586 11,378 $234K
New Jersey 5,901 9,964 $205K
Ohio 6,252 9,833 $181K
Illinois 6,315 9,359 $194K
North Carolina 4,822 7,149 $147K
Arizona 4,418 6,132 $116K
Missouri 3,818 5,853 $120K
Tennessee 3,702 5,177 $102K
Georgia 3,579 4,925 $89.2K
Kentucky 3,144 4,536 $83.4K
Wisconsin 2,398 3,696 $69.2K
Virginia 2,412 3,690 $68.3K
Alabama 2,582 3,627 $77.6K
Oklahoma 2,198 3,478 $78.6K
Washington 2,526 3,475 $62.8K
Massachusetts 2,070 3,469 $58.7K
Indiana 2,317 3,378 $68.8K
Iowa 1,887 2,871 $58.6K
South Carolina 1,858 2,593 $46.4K
Maryland 1,717 2,557 $49.1K
Minnesota 1,561 2,337 $48.4K
Oregon 1,453 2,201 $43.6K
Arkansas 1,372 2,120 $48.4K
Louisiana 1,507 2,050 $41K
West Virginia 1,151 1,727 $32.2K
Connecticut 1,205 1,681 $29.1K
Colorado 1,209 1,576 $27.3K
Kansas 928 1,428 $25.9K
Mississippi 968 1,313 $27.6K
Nevada 904 1,216 $24.5K
Nebraska 818 1,170 $21.7K
Delaware 679 953 $19.2K
Utah 612 942 $23.5K
New Mexico 588 830 $16.4K
South Dakota 490 799 $16.7K
Hawaii 501 656 $13.9K
Idaho 457 615 $11.6K
Rhode Island 388 577 $8,632
New Hampshire 348 551 $8,616
Maine 290 472 $8,442
North Dakota 254 432 $9,959
Montana 280 363 $6,986
Vermont 172 256 $5,220
District of Columbia 118 169 $3,360
Wyoming 121 164 $2,696
Alaska 78 123 $2,772
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. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 Filled494

STATEN ISLAND

New York

HILLARY HURTADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled299

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

ZERLINE TIU SNYDERMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled282

WEST SENECA

New York

LUIS EHRMAN ANP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled212

PORT JEFFERSON STATION

New York

LUCINDA RIPOLL M. D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled202

STATEN ISLAND

New York

THIHALOLIPAVAN SAYALOLIPAVAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled201

GETZVILLE

New York

DAVID KUPKOWSKI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled197

BUFFALO

New York

MAUREEN ORSEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled192

KINGS PARK

New York

KARUNADEVI KANDIAH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled186

BRONX

New York

PENNY PALMER

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled181

NEW YORK

New York

JOSE BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled178

MIAMI

Florida

TERESA CHAU M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled178

NORTH TONAWANDA

New York

CORSTIAAN BRASS MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled168

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

ALFREDO KUA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled168

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

MARIA BUNAG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled164

STATEN ISLAND

New York

LIDIA BERMUDEZ MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled156

HIALEAH

Florida

JOHN MCCARTHY D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled150

STATEN ISLAND

New York

STEPHEN MILROY MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled149

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

AMIR YAZDANI M. D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled144

STATEN ISLAND

New York

LEROY MCCUNE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled144

HAMBURG

New York

ARUN ARORA MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled142

FLUSHING

New York

STEPHEN ROMAGNOLO MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled137

LIVE OAK

Florida

CHARLES YATES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled134

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

ALLA PLOTKINA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled132

STATEN ISLAND

New York

GUSTAVO MARTINEZ TAPIA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled127

MIAMI

Florida