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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
JURGEN CRAIG-MUELLER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,190

ST CLOUD

Minnesota

MADURA RANGARAJ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,188

MONROE

Louisiana

SHAIKH ALI MD PA

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,174

TOMBALL

Texas

SUPEN PATEL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,166

FLORENCE

South Carolina

KENNETH WIESNER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,165

SACRAMENTO

California

KEN ARAKAWA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,158

HONOLULU

Hawaii

JORGE SANCHEZ-MASIQUES MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,140

MIAMI

Florida

ROLAND CHAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,135

N DARTMOUTH

Massachusetts

MAGDY ISKANDER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,131

SHARON

Pennsylvania

MARK STERN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,125

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

MARVIN MEADORS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,124

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

NEIL BRAUNSTEIN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,120

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

SCOTT STEIN DOPA

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,117

VICTORIA

Texas

WILLIAM DENNISON MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,112

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

VICTOR MCMILLAN

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,111

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

SAILAJA MANNE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,103

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

SAMY METYAS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,101

COVINA

California

R. MACON PHILLIPS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,096

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

ERNESTO MEJIA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,074

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

DAVID STAINBROOK D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,066

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

ADRIANA POP MOODY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,066

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

PAUL GOLDFARB M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,066

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ROBERT VALENTE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,064

LINCOLN

Nebraska

KELLY WESELMAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,062

SMYRNA

Georgia

MARK DAVIS DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,052

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin