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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
MOHAMMED RAHMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled71

WOODHAVEN

New York

LIEZEL VINCE CRUZ NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled71

BRONX

New York

AVELINO GUIRIBITEY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled71

HIALEAH

Florida

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled71

DUNEDIN

Florida

HENRY CHIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled71

WHITE PLAINS

New York

DOUGLAS BEHRMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled70

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JORGE GARCIA FERRERAS DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Surgery

Claims Filled70

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

M HANI SALAM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled70

MEDFORD

New York

RANJEET SOHAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled70

LONG ISLAND CITY

New York

SYED MOQEETH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled70

CINCINNATI

Ohio

THOMAS OSBORN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled69

HOLDENVILLE

Oklahoma

CRAIG FOCKLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled69

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

AMAN AHMED MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled69

CINCINNATI

Ohio

BRADWELL CHANEY DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled69

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

EDWARD MEZIC MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled69

OLD BRIDGE

New Jersey

CHRISTINE WELLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled69

BEAVERCREEK

Ohio

JOHN SAYAD MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled69

BROOKLYN

New York

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

VANCOUVER

Washington

OSWALDO SANDOVAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled69

HIALEAH

Florida

SANDEEP GUPTA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled68

BRONX

New York

JOYCE RATNER D.P.M.

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled68

PHOENIX

Arizona

RICHARD BURKEY DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Surgery

Claims Filled68

GREAT BEND

Kansas

JAYANT JHAVERI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

MASSENA

New York

MOISEY DELMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

REGO PARK

New York

MICHAEL SIMONS DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled67

LA JOLLA

California