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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
STEPHEN ARMSTRONG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled859

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

BENIDECTO FERNANDEZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled858

HIALEAH

Florida

EDUARDO CEPEDA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled858

AUSTIN

Texas

THOMAS PRESSLY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled852

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

WILLIAM SULLIVAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled851

FAIRHOPE

Alabama

FERNANDO MARTINEZ CATINCHI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled847

HIALEAH

Florida

LEE LICHTENBERG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled847

GENEVA

Illinois

WALTON TOY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled844

ROGERS

Arkansas

DANIEL LAMOTHE-JOST M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled843

COLUMBIA

Missouri

GERALD SIMS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled843

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

GHASSAN ALAYLI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled842

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

NICHOLAS TILIAKOS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled842

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

JAMES BYRD M.D., PH.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled837

WENATCHEE

Washington

PHILIP HUANG M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled836

DENVER

Colorado

PAUL SUSSMAN MD.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled835

MISSION HILLS

California

STEVEN WEES M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled834

OMAHA

Nebraska

CLAUDIO LEHMANN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled831

FORT WORTH

Texas

SATISH ODHAV M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled831

JACKSON

Tennessee

VICTOR BYRD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled829

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

RICK CHATWELL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled828

LINCOLN

Nebraska

LEWIS TEPERMAN M.D.

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled826

NEW YORK

New York

MELISSA CHRISTENSEN PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled818

FARGO

North Dakota

ROBERT VAWTER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled815

WHEELING

West Virginia

JAYALAKSHMI PAMPATI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled814

HAZARD

Kentucky

ROBERT BAUGHMAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled810

CINCINNATI

Ohio