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Prescriber Checkup » PREDNISONE

PREDNISONE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

9.05M
Medicare Part D Claims
$41.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 733,515 $4.31M
Florida 631,204 $2.97M
New York 522,791 $2.26M
Texas 508,706 $2.04M
Pennsylvania 482,666 $1.97M
Ohio 441,256 $1.79M
North Carolina 373,267 $1.72M
Illinois 336,074 $1.5M
Georgia 285,749 $1.25M
Michigan 282,613 $1.28M
Tennessee 261,559 $1.2M
Missouri 224,181 $933K
Virginia 220,530 $1.05M
Massachusetts 219,437 $972K
Indiana 215,892 $934K
Wisconsin 199,048 $922K
New Jersey 198,100 $884K
Minnesota 190,901 $983K
Washington 186,871 $932K
Kentucky 185,544 $775K
South Carolina 171,747 $733K
Alabama 161,438 $687K
Arizona 157,285 $692K
Louisiana 151,000 $604K
Iowa 136,750 $623K
Connecticut 123,549 $570K
Oregon 122,769 $643K
Colorado 113,938 $645K
Arkansas 106,249 $488K
Oklahoma 105,190 $435K
Mississippi 104,645 $392K
Maryland 104,251 $509K
Kansas 89,807 $387K
West Virginia 85,815 $331K
Nebraska 72,639 $328K
Maine 63,817 $281K
Nevada 50,820 $250K
New Mexico 48,949 $208K
Idaho 44,945 $206K
Rhode Island 41,936 $180K
New Hampshire 39,300 $183K
Utah 38,313 $167K
Hawaii 37,813 $195K
Montana 34,287 $166K
South Dakota 31,725 $155K
North Dakota 27,950 $141K
Delaware 24,872 $113K
Vermont 23,206 $113K
Wyoming 14,403 $66.8K
District of Columbia 9,151 $43.3K
Alaska 7,957 $37.9K
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 PREDNISONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHARLES KING M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,313

TUPELO

Mississippi

JAVAID SHEIKH MD FACP MRCP UK

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,294

ORLANDO

Florida

RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,248

PEORIA

Arizona

MUJEEB RANGINWALA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,163

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

JOHN PIRSCH MD

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled1,953

MADISON

Wisconsin

DAVID NESSER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,933

DALLAS

Texas

JOSE ROVIRA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,728

MIAMI

Florida

MARTA BOGNAR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,646

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

DREW HUFFMAN DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,567

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

JAMES LIPSTATE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,566

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

SANJIV KAPIL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,548

LAKE MARY

Florida

JUAN BUSTILLO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,548

FORT MYERS

Florida

KENT BLAKELY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,543

KEARNEY

Nebraska

JUAN RODRIGUEZ MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled1,537

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

DENNIS SUAREZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,428

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

ISAM DIAB MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,428

MIDDLEBURG HTS

Ohio

ROBERT WISCO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,428

DAKOTA DUNES

South Dakota

YONG TSAI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,427

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

VIJAYABHANU MAHADEVAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,396

PEORIA

Arizona

KEN ARAKAWA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,392

HONOLULU

Hawaii

CHARLES SWENSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,391

MINOT

North Dakota

DAVID GERBRACHT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,364

AMES

Iowa

VIJAY KUMAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,344

BEAUMONT

Texas

ANGEL VIDAL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,330

MIAMI

Florida

HUAN LE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,314

SAN DIEGO

California