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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 »

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Top prescribers for PREDNISONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT VALENTE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,103

LINCOLN

Nebraska

NEIL BRAUNSTEIN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,100

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

VICTOR MCMILLAN

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,095

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

PRESTON BANDY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,090

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

KELLY WESELMAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,088

SMYRNA

Georgia

LEWIS TEPERMAN M.D.

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled1,088

NEW YORK

New York

WASSIM SAIKALI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,082

BECKLEY

West Virginia

DAVID STAINBROOK D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,078

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

PAUL GOLDFARB M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,073

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MAGDY ISKANDER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,063

SHARON

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM TIDMORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,056

VALDOSTA

Georgia

VIVIAN HOBAYAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,050

LIMA

Ohio

MICHAEL BRIT

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,046

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

JEFFREY HARRIS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,038

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ALAN FISHMAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,038

ATLANTA

Georgia

GERALD SIMS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,034

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

LARRY CARRUTH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,033

JACKSON

Tennessee

HAJRA TILY M.D

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,020

MODESTO

California

ANDRE BABAJANIANS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,018

RIVERSIDE

California

BENIDECTO FERNANDEZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,016

HIALEAH

Florida

ROBERT HUNT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,015

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

KEVIN LATINIS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,013

LEAWOOD

Kansas

STUART POSNER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,010

PHOENIX

Arizona

SAILAJA MANNE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,010

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

SHAHIN BAGHERI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,009

CEDAR RAPIDS

Iowa