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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
LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled84

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

CORSTIAAN BRASS MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled84

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

AUSBERTO BIANCHI MD

Claims Filled83

MIAMI

Florida

PETER TENG MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled82

HIALEAH

Florida

RONALD GROSS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled82

BRONX

New York

FRANCISCO REYTOR MD

General Practice

Claims Filled82

MIAMI

Florida

GLADYS ALONSO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled81

HIALEAH

Florida

DANIEL BUFF MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled81

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

FREDERIC SHERMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled81

BROOKLYN

New York

TARIQ WASEEM M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled81

BROOKLYN

New York

ANASS ZAITOON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

MUNSTER

Indiana

MARK AZBEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

BROOKLYN

New York

GERALD RANA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

WILBURTON

Oklahoma

MILLA KAREV MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled78

CINCINNATI

Ohio

NEIL LATTIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

RISING SUN

Maryland

JAVIDA RIZVON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

EAST MEADOW

New York

CINDY SHU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

MONTEREY PARK

California

WEIMIN HU MD

Specialist

Claims Filled76

TUCSON

Arizona

MOHAMMAD JAWAID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

ANMING LUO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

BROOKLYN

New York

ASRAR SHEIKH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

LOWELL

Indiana

NEIL NIREN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled74

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

CARLOS DELGADO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled74

HIALEAH

Florida

ALBERTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled74

CORAL GABLES

Florida

RAMIRO MARRERO MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled72

HIALEAH

Florida