ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for SSD

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GEORGE NASSIF MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled102

CLINTON TWP

Michigan

PETER TENG MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled100

HIALEAH

Florida

OSAMA SAYEGH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled97

BRONX

New York

STEPHEN EVANS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled96

BUFFALO

New York

KARUNADEVI KANDIAH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled92

BRONX

New York

JED WELLS D.P.M.

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled91

LAREDO

Texas

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled91

TEXARKANA

Texas

SAPNA PANDYA D.P.M.

Podiatrist

Claims Filled90

NEW YORK

New York

CORSTIAAN BRASS MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled86

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

CINDY SHU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

MONTEREY PARK

California

FRANCISCO REYTOR MD

General Practice

Claims Filled85

MIAMI

Florida

ONEL CORRALES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled85

MIAMI

Florida

NAEEM CHAUDHRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

ELMHURST

New York

ROBERT HUNTER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled84

HUBER HEIGHTS

Ohio

STEPHEN GRYBOWSKI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled84

CLAYTON

New York

AJAY LODHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled84

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

GREGORY JAMES DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled83

LARGO

Florida

METTE LARSEN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled83

RIVERHEAD

New York

RAWAND KHADER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled83

BRONX

New York

BONNIE SERVAGE ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled82

WATERTOWN

New York

FRANK CABANEZ ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled82

MIAMI

Florida

JILL ALLEN MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled82

CLARKSVILLE

Virginia

JUAN FERNANDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

MIAMI

Florida

FERNANDO ESPARZA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled81

MIAMI

Florida

HATTIE SNYDER DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled81

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama