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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

73.1K
Medicare Part D Claims
$2.9M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 22,481 $320K
Florida 19,068 $390K
New York 18,382 $266K
Pennsylvania 12,799 $160K
Texas 9,104 $128K
Ohio 8,126 $100K
New Jersey 6,351 $82.4K
Illinois 6,186 $80.4K
Michigan 5,977 $85.9K
Missouri 5,970 $86.2K
Puerto Rico 5,740 $89.9K
North Carolina 5,021 $68.5K
Kentucky 5,019 $66.7K
Georgia 4,738 $68.6K
Indiana 4,026 $54.7K
Tennessee 4,026 $57.9K
Arizona 3,802 $40.1K
Washington 3,685 $43.4K
Iowa 3,662 $47.9K
Oklahoma 3,611 $57.8K
Alabama 3,576 $55.7K
Virginia 3,294 $41.8K
Wisconsin 3,175 $39.1K
Maryland 3,150 $49.5K
Arkansas 2,904 $41.6K
Minnesota 2,753 $34K
Massachusetts 2,371 $32.9K
Kansas 2,135 $24.3K
Oregon 2,131 $26.5K
Mississippi 1,913 $32.7K
South Carolina 1,787 $28.2K
West Virginia 1,779 $22.8K
Nebraska 1,775 $21.2K
Louisiana 1,637 $23.5K
Colorado 1,408 $23.2K
Hawaii 1,365 $15.3K
South Dakota 902 $11K
Connecticut 805 $8,496
Idaho 793 $10K
New Mexico 703 $8,523
Utah 677 $7,303
Nevada 600 $7,074
North Dakota 525 $6,499
Montana 514 $6,563
District of Columbia 414 $7,900
Maine 383 $5,689
Delaware 344 $4,172
Rhode Island 313 $3,510
Wyoming 238 $3,041
Vermont 208 $2,400
Alaska 199 $3,126
New Hampshire 196 $2,013
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About 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
FRANK CARPINIELLO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

STATEN ISLAND

New York

THADDEUS BORT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled134

CINCINNATI

Ohio

IVAN RODRIGUEZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled131

HIALEAH

Florida

RONALD CUNLIFFE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled129

SPARTA

Tennessee

JESUS RODRIGUEZ DE LA T MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

NEIL SHINDER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled126

NANUET

New York

JOSE BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled119

MIAMI

Florida

M HANI SALAM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled119

MEDFORD

New York

JOSEPH ECKBURG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

ROCKFORD

Illinois

ORLANDO HERNANDEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled115

CINCINNATI

Ohio

SERGE BARLAM DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled114

REDMOND

Washington

JEUNG AHN M>D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled112

NEW PARIS

Ohio

ASHWINI GANDHE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled112

ALIQUIPPA

Pennsylvania

PETER TENG MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled111

HIALEAH

Florida

CORSTIAAN BRASS MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled108

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

FRANK L CABANEZ NP PA

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled106

MIAMI

Florida

GLADYS ALONSO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled104

HIALEAH

Florida

STEPHEN MILROY MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled103

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled102

DESOTO

Texas

BRIAN SNYDER M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled102

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

LUCINDA RIPOLL M. D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled101

STATEN ISLAND

New York

GUSTAVO MARTINEZ TAPIA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled99

MIAMI

Florida

REKHA SEHGAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled98

VINELAND

New Jersey

CINDY SHU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled98

MONTEREY PARK

California

JOHN PASTORE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled97

VINELAND

New Jersey