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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
MOHAMAD ABUL-ELA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled150

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

JOSE BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled149

MIAMI

Florida

ONEL CORRALES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled146

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT PINTAURO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled143

BRONX

New York

JEUNG AHN M>D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled139

NEW PARIS

Ohio

FERNANDO ESPARZA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

MIAMI

Florida

STEPHEN MILROY MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled138

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

ROMAN KOLDAYEV M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled134

LAWRENCE

New York

JORGE DIAZ D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

HIALEAH

Florida

ROGELIO ZALDIVAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

MIAMI

Florida

MOISEY DELMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

REGO PARK

New York

FAISAL WASEEM M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL

New York

NOREEN TAN-CHU M. D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

STATEN ISLAND

New York

GRETCHEN SEROTA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled124

CINCINNATI

Ohio

MARTIN KLAHR M.D.

Claims Filled123

STATEN ISLAND

New York

LEROY MCCUNE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled122

HAMBURG

New York

ALFREDO KUA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled119

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

EDGAR PIMENTEL D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled118

NEW YORK

New York

FRANCISCO GONZALEZ-ABREU M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled117

MIAMI

Florida

AMIT SAXENA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled116

BRONX

New York

JAMES DEMIDOVICH DO

General Practice

Claims Filled115

CANFIELD

Ohio

BHARAT MEHTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled113

EASTON

Pennsylvania

JANSEN TODD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled113

LUFKIN

Texas

GAMALIEL MATTOS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

DORAL

Florida

BILAL NAEEM MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled110

SPRINGDALE

Arkansas