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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
ROBERT PINTAURO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled142

BRONX

New York

JAMES NAGLE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled141

KETTERING

Ohio

AGUSTIN MARTINEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled140

HIALEAH

Florida

TERESA ALFONSO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled138

MIAMI

Florida

MARC GOLDSTEIN D.O.C.M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled133

NORTH BERGEN

New Jersey

MARK AZBEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

BROOKLYN

New York

WILLIAM MCKEMIE MD

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled131

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

MARTIN KLAHR M.D.

Claims Filled130

STATEN ISLAND

New York

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled127

COLUMBIA

Missouri

BILAL NAEEM MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled124

SPRINGDALE

Arkansas

TARIQ WASEEM M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled121

BROOKLYN

New York

JAMES BOUCHARD DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled118

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

MURRAY SCHEINMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

CHICAGO

Illinois

YANCHUN ZHANG MD

Neurology

Claims Filled117

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

LUIS CABRERA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled114

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

MARK MAEDERER DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled113

MIAMI

Florida

DMITRY KHASAK MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled112

NEW YORK

New York

JULIO HUBERT

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

NEWARK

New Jersey

SANDRA COSTLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

NEW CITY

New York

ALEXANDER ISTOMIN MD MD, MS, MS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

ELMHURST

New York

WILLIAM TURSI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled105

STATEN ISLAND

New York

JEUNG AHN M>D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled105

NEW PARIS

Ohio

EMMANUEL RIVERA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled104

CINCINNATI

Ohio

GAMALIEL MATTOS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled103

DORAL

Florida

REKHA SEHGAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled103

VINELAND

New Jersey