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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
HIMMAT GILL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled924

FRESNO

California

JITENDRA VASANDANI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled924

LUBBOCK

Texas

MICHAEL LOCKWOOD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled920

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

WALTON TOY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled916

ROGERS

Arkansas

ROBERT ABRESCH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled912

EL PASO

Texas

EDWARD WARREN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled904

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

GHASSAN ALAYLI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled904

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JAMES LOGAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled902

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

ALAN MARKS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled900

CONCORD

Massachusetts

STEVEN WEES M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled898

OMAHA

Nebraska

LEE LICHTENBERG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled895

GENEVA

Illinois

JAMES PERRUQUET M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled894

NEW BERN

North Carolina

JAYALAKSHMI PAMPATI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled892

HAZARD

Kentucky

GILBERT GELFAND M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled892

DOWNEY

California

DANIEL BRENNAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled888

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

KATHY LYNN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled888

MACON

Georgia

LEO BIDULA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled885

MONROEVILLE

Pennsylvania

TAMER ALSEBAI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled885

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled884

MCALLEN

Texas

FERNANDO MARTINEZ CATINCHI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled876

HIALEAH

Florida

VICTOR BYRD M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled875

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

WILLIAM PALMER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled873

OMAHA

Nebraska

DAYTON PAYNE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled873

HICKORY

North Carolina

YONG ZHU MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled872

CORVALLIS

Oregon

STEVEN KO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled870

FORT WAYNE

Indiana