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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
JUAN FERNANDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled108

MIAMI

Florida

HECTOR LALAMA MD PA

Neurology

Claims Filled106

CORAL GABLES

Florida

NAYNESH PATEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled102

DAYTON

Ohio

RANJEET SOHAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled101

LONG ISLAND CITY

New York

RAWAND KHADER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled100

BRONX

New York

NAEEM CHAUDHRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled99

ELMHURST

New York

ROBERT HUNTER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled99

HUBER HEIGHTS

Ohio

EMMANUEL RIVERA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled98

CINCINNATI

Ohio

FRANK CABANEZ ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled97

MIAMI

Florida

HOOSHANG POOR

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled97

NEWTON

Massachusetts

MITUL PATEL M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled97

EAST PATCHOGUE

New York

JAMES NAGLE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled96

KETTERING

Ohio

AUDRIUS RUKSENAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled96

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JULIO HUBERT

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled95

NEWARK

New Jersey

REKHA SEHGAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

VINELAND

New Jersey

WEI KAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

RONKONKOMA

New York

ALEXANDER ISTOMIN MD MD, MS, MS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled90

ELMHURST

New York

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled89

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ROMAN GLAMB M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled88

HONOLULU

Hawaii

RICHARD BURKEY DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Surgery

Claims Filled87

GREAT BEND

Kansas

AHMED RABBAT M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled86

ELMHURST

New York

ALVIN HOLCOMB M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

MELVILLE

New York

FRED FIORAVANTI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled86

CABOT

Pennsylvania

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

WESTON

Massachusetts

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled84

BEECH GROVE

Indiana