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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
TIMOTHY MCPHERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled96

STEELE

Missouri

JERRY COHEN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled95

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

SYED MOQEETH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled95

CINCINNATI

Ohio

CAROLYN WONG DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled94

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSEPH HUSCHART M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled94

CINCINNATI

Ohio

HECTOR LALAMA, MD PA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled93

CORAL GABLES

Florida

HILLARY HURTADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

ELIZABETH KYGER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled91

BUFFALO

New York

YEHUDA BEN-HAIM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled89

BROOKLYN

New York

GABRIEL HALPERIN DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled89

LOS ANGELES

California

HATTIE SNYDER DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled88

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama

BILAL NAEEM MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled87

SPRINGDALE

Arkansas

JUAN FERNANDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled86

MIAMI

Florida

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled85

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

SMITA DESHPANDE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled85

NORTHAMPTON

Pennsylvania

JOHN MCCARTHY D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled84

STATEN ISLAND

New York

MARSHALL MEADORS M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled84

ANDERSON

South Carolina

JOHN PATTI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled84

NORTH TONAWANDA

New York

MOHAMAD ABUL-ELA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled83

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

ALAN KLEIN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled82

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

DOUGLAS MOSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled82

VALDOSTA

Georgia

MARK VELARDE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

WESCOSVILLE

Pennsylvania

FRANCISCO REYTOR MD

General Practice

Claims Filled81

MIAMI

Florida

ROMAN ZABARSKY M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERT BROD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

MEDIA

Pennsylvania