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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
JOSEPH VINCENT MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled56

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

SHRENIK SHAH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

BLOOMFIELD

New Jersey

HANNA HABASH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

CORNING

New York

DAVID BASKIN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

NEW YORK

New York

DAVID FANTELLI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

KENT

Ohio

FRANCIS WEST M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

GLOUCESTER

Virginia

ANTHONY ATKINS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

LIMA

Ohio

DEBORAH STUCK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

WINNSBORO

South Carolina

PETER IZMIRLY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled56

NEW YORK

New York

ANIS ANSARI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

CARROLLTON

Texas

ABDALLAH DAWOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

ALTUS

Oklahoma

EARL MERKEL MD

Claims Filled56

RUSSELL

Kansas

STEVEN MISCHEL D.O.

Nephrology

Claims Filled56

HAMMOND

Indiana

NEIL WALLEN M.D.

Allergy

Claims Filled56

BRISTOL

Tennessee

THOMAS DARTER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

CHILDRESS

Texas

WARREN FALO MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled56

MARIETTA

Georgia

ROBERT LEVINSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

VICTORIA HARRIS ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled56

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas

RONALD HOPKINS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

LOVINGTON

New Mexico

UCHENNA IFEDIBA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

RIAZ LONE MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled56

SIDNEY

New York

RAUL GUERRERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

OTTAWA

Illinois

JEFFREY DORSETT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

OSAWATOMIE

Kansas

ROBERT WETZEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

NICHOLAS PETERS

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled56

NEW HARTFORD

New York