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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
MARK NIEMER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,005

DUBUQUE

Iowa

ERIC KENNY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled988

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

ERIC GOWING MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled983

MENASHA

Wisconsin

MOHAMMAD KAMRAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled979

MARIETTA

Georgia

JAMES CARRUTH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled977

JACKSON

Tennessee

MARK STERN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled967

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

JOHN HULL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled963

MONROE

Louisiana

ROBERT VAWTER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled963

WHEELING

West Virginia

YURI NAKASATO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled962

FARGO

North Dakota

ROBERT SCHRIBER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled962

DAYTON

Ohio

DOUGLAS METCALF M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled957

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

MOHAMMED MUGHNI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled952

PORT RICHEY

Florida

STEPHEN ARMSTRONG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled952

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

GURPREET BRAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled947

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

MICHAEL WATTERSON MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled945

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

JAMES BYRD M.D., PH.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled945

WENATCHEE

Washington

JORGE SANCHEZ-MASIQUES MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled945

MIAMI

Florida

ELIZABETH SIMPSON

Rheumatology

Claims Filled944

HIXSON

Tennessee

ALAN BIRNBAUM MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled943

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

KEITH SHENBERGER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled943

WILLIAMSPORT

Pennsylvania

AMIR AGHA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled940

ANDERSON

South Carolina

NICHOLAS PATRONE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled937

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

SYED ABBAS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled929

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

DANIEL LAMOTHE-JOST M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled927

COLUMBIA

Missouri

HAL MARTENS D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled924

PALESTINE

Texas