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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
CODY DRAKE DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled80

MARTINSVILLE

Virginia

MITUL PATEL M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled80

EAST PATCHOGUE

New York

ARAM ISAIANTS D.P.M.

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled79

GLENDALE

California

JATIN BHATT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled79

LYNWOOD

California

JONG JIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

CHICAGO

Illinois

LINDA BIERDUMPFEL-BIHAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

NANUET

New York

JOHN MIDMORE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled77

PORTAGE

Indiana

CARLOS DELGADO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled76

HIALEAH

Florida

ASRAR SHEIKH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

LOWELL

Indiana

CHARLES DAVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas

BRYANT BOJEWSKI D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

ERIE

Pennsylvania

WENDY WU D.P.M.

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled75

MONTEREY PARK

California

RICHARD BURKEY DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Surgery

Claims Filled74

GREAT BEND

Kansas

FRANCISCO CRUZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID PAINE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled73

VIDALIA

Georgia

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled72

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

ABSALOM TILLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled71

MALVERN

Arkansas

ALICIA PROWSE MD

Claims Filled71

TEANECK

New Jersey

CHARLES ANANIAN DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled71

LOS ANGELES

California

THOMAS FAUSETT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled71

ADEL

Georgia

MICHAEL SIMONS DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled71

LA JOLLA

California

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled71

COLUMBIA

Missouri

STEVEN LEWIS D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled70

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

JAMES BOUCHARD DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled70

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

DOUGLAS MAZUREK M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled70

VALPARAISO

Indiana