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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
JURGEN CRAIG-MUELLER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,308

ST CLOUD

Minnesota

SCOTT STEIN DOPA

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,302

VICTORIA

Texas

KENNETH WIESNER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,293

SACRAMENTO

California

PATRICK TIMMS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,267

PUEBLO

Colorado

MADURA RANGARAJ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,263

MONROE

Louisiana

DUNCAN FAGUNDUS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,254

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

MARK DAVIS DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,242

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

JAY KENIK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,228

OMAHA

Nebraska

ERNESTO MEJIA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,214

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

R. MACON PHILLIPS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,200

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

MALIK SPADY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,200

HAMMOND

Louisiana

GEORGE ISAAC M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,195

DUBUQUE

Iowa

SUPEN PATEL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,191

FLORENCE

South Carolina

SAMY METYAS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,191

COVINA

California

RAMON TORO TORRES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,184

SAN GERMAN

Puerto Rico

REBECCA CALLIS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,182

SALEM

Oregon

ROLAND CHAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,171

N DARTMOUTH

Massachusetts

WILLIAM DENNISON MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,170

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,166

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

CHRISTOPHER D'ARCY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,145

WESTERLY

Rhode Island

SUDHA GANGULI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,141

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

SANDRA HOFFMANN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,132

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

SHAIKH ALI MD PA

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,129

TOMBALL

Texas

ADRIANA POP MOODY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,115

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

MARVIN MEADORS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,110

NASHVILLE

Tennessee