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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
SANDRA HOFFMANN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled924

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ROBERT ABRESCH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled915

EL PASO

Texas

WILLIAM TIDMORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled914

VALDOSTA

Georgia

STUART POSNER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled913

PHOENIX

Arizona

VIVIAN HOBAYAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled910

LIMA

Ohio

EDWARD WARREN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled909

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

JAMES LOGAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled906

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

KEITH SHENBERGER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled905

WILLIAMSPORT

Pennsylvania

ALAN BIRNBAUM MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled900

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

GILBERT GELFAND M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled899

DOWNEY

California

ROBERT HUNT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled898

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

SHANNON SIGNORINO PA C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled894

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

STEVEN KO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled892

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

PALLAVI SHARMA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled891

STOCKBRIDGE

Georgia

JEFFREY PELLER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled890

ROME

Georgia

GILBERT PUTNOKY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled890

REDLANDS

California

MOHAMMED MUGHNI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled887

PORT RICHEY

Florida

ERIC GOWING MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled887

MENASHA

Wisconsin

ROBERT SCHRIBER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled886

DAYTON

Ohio

NICHOLAS PATRONE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled884

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

ELIZABETH SIMPSON

Rheumatology

Claims Filled881

HIXSON

Tennessee

JAMES PERRUQUET M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled879

ALBANY

Georgia

WILLIAM PALMER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled876

OMAHA

Nebraska

DOUGLAS METCALF M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled869

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

M SALIM MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled860

CHANDLER

Arizona