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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
RAFAEL CHIONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled72

MIAMI

Florida

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled72

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

LIEZEL VINCE CRUZ NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled72

BRONX

New York

LALASA VALASAREDDI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled71

BROOKLYN

New York

LUIS CABRERA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled71

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

DEEPA PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled70

SPOTSWOOD

New Jersey

SHAHRYAR ELIHU MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled70

GREAT NECK

New York

SYED MOQEETH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled70

CINCINNATI

Ohio

GREGORY RUNSER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled69

GROVE CITY

Ohio

JAMES BOUCHARD DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled68

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

HATTIE SNYDER DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled68

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama

GERARD CASALE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

BROOKLYN

New York

GEORGE KOSHY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

BRONX

New York

WAYNE WAHL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

ROSE CITY

Michigan

ALAN KLEIN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled67

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

STEVEN DAVIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

OPP

Alabama

DEAN CHRISTIAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled66

BLOOMSBURG

Pennsylvania

ELIAHU SAMRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

LAWRENCE

New York

LUSINE SOGHBATYAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

LOS ANGELES

California

LOUKA MAKKAR M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled66

POLK

Pennsylvania

DOUGLAS HALL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled65

MUSKEGON

Michigan

SINDHU GUPTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

BRONX

New York

JORGE GARCIA FERRERAS DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Surgery

Claims Filled65

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

KEVORK BOYADJIAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled65

MIDDLE VILLAGE

New York

ROZA ISRAEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

FOREST HILLS

New York