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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
JAVIDA RIZVON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled81

EAST MEADOW

New York

DOUGLAS HALL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled81

MUSKEGON

Michigan

DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

MIAMI

Florida

HOOSHANG POOR

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled80

NEWTON

Massachusetts

JANSEN TODD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

LUFKIN

Texas

ROBERT CHEN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled79

FREEHOLD

New Jersey

ASRAR SHEIKH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled79

LOWELL

Indiana

AUNG YA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled79

BRIARWOOD

New York

NEIL NIREN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled78

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

BRAHMAIAH RAJESH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

SAINT JOHNS

Michigan

VINCENT LAW M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

ALEXANDER CITY

Alabama

EKRAM HANNA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

BRIDGETON

New Jersey

SERGE BARLAM DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled77

REDMOND

Washington

ARAMIS SANTIAGO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

BRONX

New York

ROMAN GLAMB M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled76

HONOLULU

Hawaii

OLUSEGUN OGUNFOWORA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

FAISAL WASEEM M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL

New York

MARIA FANER FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled75

EL PASO

Texas

WAYNE WAHL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

ROSE CITY

Michigan

MARK LOBITZ D.O., CMD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

HAZLETON

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH QUIGG MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled73

WATERTOWN

New York

ILIE DRAGOMIR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled73

OCEANSIDE

New York

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled72

WESTON

Massachusetts

ROBERT SAMANIEGO M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled71

RYE

New York

MIGUEL MARTIN DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled71

CAYEY

Puerto Rico