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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 »

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Top prescribers for SSD

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled531

MIAMI

Florida

MARIA BUNAG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled393

STATEN ISLAND

New York

ISABEL RICO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled382

MIAMI

Florida

JAVIER RICARDO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled359

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

RUFINA BINLAYO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled319

STATEN ISLAND

New York

TERESA ALFONSO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled311

MIAMI

Florida

EDGARDO BAJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled299

STATEN ISLAND

New York

THADDEUS BORT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled294

CINCINNATI

Ohio

AGUSTIN MARTINEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled253

HIALEAH

Florida

AMIR YAZDANI M. D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled235

STATEN ISLAND

New York

JOHN MCCARTHY D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled230

STATEN ISLAND

New York

FRANK CARPINIELLO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled226

STATEN ISLAND

New York

ZERLINE TIU SNYDERMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled225

WEST SENECA

New York

LUIS EHRMAN ANP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled224

PORT JEFFERSON STATION

New York

ORLANDO HERNANDEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled218

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JOSEPH HUSCHART M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled205

CINCINNATI

Ohio

THIHALOLIPAVAN SAYALOLIPAVAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled195

GETZVILLE

New York

WILLIAM MCKEMIE MD

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled188

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

CONSTANTINE ANAGNOSTOPOULOS MD, SCD

Thoracic Surgery Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

Claims Filled187

NEW YORK

New York

LUCINDA RIPOLL M. D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled186

STATEN ISLAND

New York

HILLARY HURTADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

AVELINO GUIRIBITEY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled172

HIALEAH

Florida

REINALDO CARVAJAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

MARK MAEDERER DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled157

MIAMI

Florida

TERESA CHAU M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled155

NORTH TONAWANDA

New York