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Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » PREDNISONE

PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Also used to decrease some symptoms of cancer. This medicine is a steroid. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

6.42M
Medicare Part D Claims
$39.7M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 723,965 $4.45M
Florida 600,662 $2.74M
New York 487,990 $2.17M
Texas 477,595 $1.98M
Pennsylvania 470,807 $1.98M
Ohio 432,222 $1.76M
North Carolina 346,210 $1.52M
Illinois 330,768 $1.45M
Georgia 271,302 $1.19M
Tennessee 254,162 $1.13M
Michigan 244,529 $1.11M
Missouri 216,608 $904K
Indiana 208,769 $884K
Massachusetts 206,997 $929K
Virginia 206,182 $938K
Minnesota 180,068 $928K
Kentucky 179,445 $740K
Wisconsin 178,682 $839K
New Jersey 176,541 $751K
Washington 176,077 $910K
South Carolina 158,776 $665K
Alabama 157,241 $659K
Arizona 148,078 $627K
Louisiana 140,083 $564K
Iowa 130,334 $611K
Oregon 116,419 $649K
Connecticut 110,690 $510K
Colorado 106,853 $638K
Maryland 102,049 $503K
Arkansas 101,597 $454K
Mississippi 98,724 $379K
Oklahoma 97,292 $409K
Puerto Rico 92,535 $317K
Kansas 86,134 $375K
West Virginia 83,682 $308K
Nebraska 69,849 $324K
Maine 60,206 $271K
Nevada 48,430 $234K
New Mexico 47,133 $203K
Idaho 42,537 $195K
Rhode Island 40,719 $173K
New Hampshire 36,928 $172K
Hawaii 36,453 $199K
Utah 35,713 $157K
Montana 32,840 $162K
South Dakota 31,454 $156K
North Dakota 28,135 $150K
Delaware 23,841 $104K
Vermont 21,641 $105K
Wyoming 13,859 $67.3K
District of Columbia 8,793 $42.5K
Alaska 7,496 $38.2K
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 PREDNISONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,363

PEORIA

Arizona

CHARLES KING M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,148

TUPELO

Mississippi

JOHN PIRSCH MD

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled2,043

MADISON

Wisconsin

MUJEEB RANGINWALA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,999

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

DAVID NESSER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,996

DALLAS

Texas

JAVAID SHEIKH MD FACP MRCP UK

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,907

ORLANDO

Florida

JOSE ROVIRA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,688

MIAMI

Florida

MARTA BOGNAR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,627

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

YONG TSAI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,538

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

KENT BLAKELY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,520

KEARNEY

Nebraska

CHARLES SWENSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,517

MINOT

North Dakota

ISAM DIAB MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,510

MIDDLEBURG HTS

Ohio

ROBERT WISCO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,484

DAKOTA DUNES

South Dakota

DAVID GERBRACHT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,389

AMES

Iowa

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,388

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

VIJAY KUMAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,350

BEAUMONT

Texas

JUAN BUSTILLO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,327

FORT MYERS

Florida

JAMES LIPSTATE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,314

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

ANGEL VIDAL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,267

MIAMI

Florida

MALIK SPADY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,267

HAMMOND

Louisiana

DUNCAN FAGUNDUS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,244

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

GEORGE ISAAC M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,243

DUBUQUE

Iowa

PATRICK TIMMS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,241

PUEBLO

Colorado

JAY KENIK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,238

OMAHA

Nebraska

DREW HUFFMAN DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,237

MERIDIAN

Mississippi