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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
JAMES COTTON M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

TYLER

Texas

TITUS ABRAHAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ANNAPOLIS

Maryland

STACEY CUFF PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

LEMOYNE

Pennsylvania

LORI MACPHERSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MOUNTAIN GROVE

Missouri

YANG MA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ARCADIA

California

JAN MCBRIDE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEXINGTON

South Carolina

UBAIR AHMED M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

TUCSON

Arizona

JOE WATLINGTON M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

JAMES PILLOW M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

HELENA

Arkansas

JOLINDA CASWELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CENTERVILLE

Ohio

DURGA KOMARAGIRI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FAIRMONT

Minnesota

THOMAS FLANAGAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ELK GROVE VILLAGE

Illinois

DANIEL SANCHEZ PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

MOUNT PLEASANT

Pennsylvania

MELINDA WANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHELBY

Ohio

ROBERT CALDEMEYER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CINCINNATI

Ohio

MYO NAING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

INDIALANTIC

Florida

KELLIE BROOKS NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

PENNINGTON GAP

Virginia

SANDRA MARTSCHING M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ADA

Minnesota

C. MCMINN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OMAHA

Nebraska

SCOTT SCHABEL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROCHESTER

New York

ANOZIE UKAONU MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ARLINGTON

Georgia

EILEEN CAQUIAS-GONZALEZ M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

JOHN O'KEEFFE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado

DAVID SCARPELLI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

YORK

Pennsylvania

JAMBUNATHAN MAHADEVAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ST LOUIS

Missouri