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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
ANDRE BABAJANIANS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,052

RIVERSIDE

California

VIJAYABHANU MAHADEVAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,049

PEORIA

Arizona

MARK NIEMER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,044

DUBUQUE

Iowa

TAMER ALSEBAI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,037

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

SHAHIN BAGHERI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,034

CEDAR RAPIDS

Iowa

CHRISTOPHER DARCY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,029

WESTERLY

Rhode Island

HUAN LE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,028

SAN DIEGO

California

JITENDRA VASANDANI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,010

LUBBOCK

Texas

JOHN HULL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,007

MONROE

Louisiana

MICHAEL BRIT

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,007

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

JAMES CARRUTH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled996

JACKSON

Tennessee

LARRY CARRUTH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled994

JACKSON

Tennessee

ERIC KENNY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled989

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

ALAN FISHMAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled989

ATLANTA

Georgia

PRESTON BANDY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled977

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

KATHY LYNN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled975

MACON

Georgia

JEFFREY HARRIS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled975

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

AMIR AGHA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled957

ANDERSON

South Carolina

SANJIV KAPIL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled954

LAKE MARY

Florida

GURPREET BRAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled939

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

STANLEY HAYES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled938

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

WASSIM SAIKALI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled936

BECKLEY

West Virginia

DAVID HELFRICH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled933

BETHEL PARK

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL WATTERSON MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled932

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

JULIA BOLDING MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled929

BILLINGS

Montana