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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
DANIEL BUBENHEIM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled69

MC KEES ROCKS

Pennsylvania

AUDRIUS RUKSENAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ELENA CHEBANOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

DENVER

Colorado

TERRY TREADWELL M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled67

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

EDDIE ARMAS MD

General Practice

Claims Filled66

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

TARIQ WASEEM M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled66

BROOKLYN

New York

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled66

MIDWEST CITY

Oklahoma

PAUL BUCKMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled66

NATHALIE

Virginia

PEDRO BOSCH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled66

MIAMI

Florida

ANDREW GRUBBS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled65

CINCINNATI

Ohio

TODD HOLBROOK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

EMMAUS

Pennsylvania

SHAHRYAR ELIHU MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled65

GREAT NECK

New York

ADOLFO MARTINEZ M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

MIAMI

Florida

AUSBERTO BIANCHI MD

Claims Filled65

MIAMI

Florida

SHEELMOHAN SACHDEV MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

ELKTON

Maryland

OWEN FOX D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

GREGORY LANTZ DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled64

WATERLOO

Iowa

WIT JAMRY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled64

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JACKIE SUTHERLAND DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

KENNETT

Missouri

GERALD RANA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

WILBURTON

Oklahoma

ROBERT BUDINETZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

CENTER VALLEY

Pennsylvania

MARY MASELLI DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled63

TEMPE

Arizona

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled63

MIAMI

Florida

ALTAGRACIA VICTORIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

HIALEAH

Florida

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

MONTEREY PARK

California