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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
DAVID VANDERLUGT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

DEMOTTE

Indiana

RAFAEL OPPENHEIMER DP.M

Podiatrist, Foot Surgery

Claims Filled56

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

GIRISH PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

NEW YORK

New York

OLEG PISMAN D.P.M.

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled56

REDMOND

Washington

PINAKI SENGUPTA MD

Claims Filled56

CONGERS

New York

RHONA LIMSON-POBRE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

BRONX

New York

RAUL MATEO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

SAINT FRANCIS

Wisconsin

LEROY MCCUNE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

HAMBURG

New York

AKRAM ABRAHAM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

HOLLIS

Oklahoma

PAUL CHU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

LOS ANGELES

California

THOMAS KINTANAR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

SMITHA THOMAS NURSE PRACTITIONER

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled55

RESEDA

California

LAWRENCE SCHEMEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

SPRINGDALE

Arkansas

STELLA PINHAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

REGO PARK

New York

COLLEEN DOHERTY NP

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled54

CINCINNATI

Ohio

SHRIKANT TAMHANE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

CARSON

California

MOHAMAD ABUL-ELA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled54

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

DEAN RICH D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

AKRON

Ohio

AMANNDA RICHLINE DPM, PC

Podiatrist, Foot Surgery

Claims Filled54

BELVIDERE

New Jersey

ELIOT SCHUSTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

BROOKLYN

New York

RAMKUMAR PANHANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled54

WHITE PLAINS

New York

MATTHEW SCHUMER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

PAGIEL SHECHTER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled53

CULVER CITY

California

DEAN CHRISTIAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

BLOOMSBURG

Pennsylvania

ELIZABETH BAUM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

CANTON

Ohio