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BETAMETHASONE VALERATE

Treats swelling and itching of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

256K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 488 of 3395

$12.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 849 of 3395

146,598
Patients

Rank: 353 of 3395

59,334
Prescribers

Rank: 377 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

189K

2011

219K

2012

243K

2013

250K

2014

256K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$4.29M

2011

$7.08M

2012

$10M

2013

$11.7M

2014

$12.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$10

2011

$12

2012

$14

2013

$17

2014

$22

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Michigan 9,424 19,407 $904K
New York 9,443 17,878 $1M
Pennsylvania 9,076 16,781 $792K
Florida 9,244 15,364 $734K
California 8,294 14,265 $820K
Ohio 6,051 10,285 $482K
Texas 6,145 10,254 $546K
Illinois 5,576 10,191 $425K
New Jersey 5,000 8,831 $474K
Massachusetts 4,475 7,810 $321K
Tennessee 3,605 6,058 $282K
Georgia 3,543 5,680 $287K
Maryland 3,375 5,667 $297K
North Carolina 3,328 5,567 $305K
Indiana 3,049 5,182 $244K
Virginia 3,028 5,123 $286K
Louisiana 2,931 5,031 $215K
Wisconsin 2,827 4,860 $221K
South Carolina 2,437 4,128 $230K
Kentucky 2,025 3,513 $179K
Missouri 1,966 3,380 $169K
Mississippi 2,011 3,297 $130K
Alabama 1,883 3,273 $152K
Connecticut 2,085 3,267 $150K
Washington 1,745 2,955 $157K
Arizona 1,779 2,782 $126K
Oregon 1,667 2,706 $138K
Arkansas 1,536 2,569 $106K
Oklahoma 1,258 2,542 $128K
Iowa 1,329 2,267 $94.2K
Minnesota 1,293 2,161 $117K
Rhode Island 989 1,744 $68.1K
West Virginia 993 1,627 $74K
Kansas 908 1,543 $68.4K
Colorado 935 1,506 $68K
Delaware 860 1,482 $75.4K
Maine 906 1,437 $56K
New Mexico 832 1,436 $67.5K
Hawaii 736 1,327 $59K
New Hampshire 499 850 $40.7K
Nebraska 468 821 $37K
Idaho 494 710 $47.5K
Nevada 434 705 $36.5K
Vermont 424 695 $29.6K
Utah 448 670 $44.9K
North Dakota 370 592 $23.9K
South Dakota 313 575 $25.7K
Montana 259 466 $20.3K
Wyoming 173 360 $16.1K
District of Columbia 198 328 $23.5K
Alaska 84 116 $5,796
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for BETAMETHASONE VALERATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KAREN HEIDELBERG M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled1,663

DETROIT

Michigan

LYMARIE AGUILA GONZALEZ MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled1,134

MANATI

Puerto Rico

TERRY BAUL M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled700

DETROIT

Michigan

JERRY CHARNECO M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled651

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

WADE SMITH M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled500

CLEBURNE

Texas

STANTON LEBOUITZ M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled391

YORK

Pennsylvania

SCOTT WYRICK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled389

TEXARKANA

Texas

JAMES ALTICK M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled388

MONROE

Louisiana

AMARYLIS ROSADO RODRIGUEZ MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled360

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

NIDIA CAMACHO PADILLA MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled310

DORADO

Puerto Rico

LAWRENCE NICHOLS M.D

Dermatology

Claims Filled306

LA PALMA

California

MICHAEL DAIGLE MD

Specialist

Claims Filled292

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

ALIYA HINES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled274

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JOHN HUMENIUK M.D., LLC

Procedural Dermatology

Claims Filled258

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

PATRICK MCELGUNN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled247

GASTONIA

North Carolina

DAMARIS TORRES PAOLI M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled246

RIO PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

ANA DIAZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled243

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

CHERYL HULL M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled241

ROGERS

Arkansas

LUIS ORTIZ-ESPINOSA M.D., FAAD

Dermatology

Claims Filled240

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

GEORGE GROLEAU M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled238

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

JOHN JOYCE M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled236

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

LUZ FIGUEROA - GUZMAN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled231

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

ELENA NOGALES PEREZ MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled229

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

SIMON YONGQUAN SU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled199

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

LORNA THOMAS M.D.

Procedural Dermatology

Claims Filled198

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan