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Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

SPS

SODIUM POLYSTYRENE SULFONATE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

92.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 693 of 3395

$5.24M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1133 of 3395

42,661
Patients

Rank: 569 of 3395

23,220
Prescribers

Rank: 582 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

144K

2011

142K

2012

131K

2013

109K

2014

93K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$5.33M

2011

$5.25M

2012

$5.34M

2013

$5.62M

2014

$5.25M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$23

2011

$24

2012

$24

2013

$28

2014

$34

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 5,437 13,255 $827K
California 3,744 8,566 $591K
Pennsylvania 2,607 5,563 $262K
Florida 2,686 5,229 $206K
Texas 2,578 4,787 $274K
North Carolina 2,071 4,111 $255K
Illinois 1,541 3,972 $214K
Ohio 1,888 3,959 $181K
New Jersey 1,609 3,951 $227K
Maryland 1,306 2,843 $134K
Tennessee 1,256 2,618 $109K
Massachusetts 947 2,495 $184K
Georgia 1,161 2,425 $161K
Louisiana 1,135 2,358 $144K
Michigan 1,152 2,297 $113K
Kentucky 1,111 2,130 $89K
Virginia 874 1,816 $90.5K
Alabama 806 1,780 $106K
South Carolina 737 1,671 $110K
Indiana 741 1,589 $68.7K
Wisconsin 490 1,258 $87.2K
Washington 535 1,244 $73.1K
Missouri 617 1,240 $61.6K
Mississippi 622 1,200 $71.1K
Connecticut 531 1,043 $65.2K
Arizona 568 1,004 $46.3K
Arkansas 470 805 $36.2K
West Virginia 380 750 $42.4K
Oregon 286 717 $51.6K
Minnesota 352 653 $31K
Iowa 358 633 $34K
Colorado 228 469 $18.8K
Hawaii 181 465 $39K
Nebraska 222 430 $20.4K
Rhode Island 148 395 $20.1K
Kansas 208 387 $21.7K
Oklahoma 231 377 $22K
Maine 147 300 $26.6K
Nevada 126 267 $11.6K
Delaware 83 202 $8,716
New Mexico 111 196 $21.9K
Idaho 69 192 $11.2K
South Dakota 94 175 $8,490
Utah 75 168 $10K
North Dakota 101 166 $7,295
District of Columbia 73 145 $6,155
New Hampshire 65 129 $6,878
Alaska 31 73 $4,973
Montana 36 72 $2,696
Vermont 23 50 $5,994
Wyoming 29 44 $2,478
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 SPS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALLA MASLOVA

Nephrology

Claims Filled192

BROOKLYN

New York

STEPHEN EVANS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled148

BUFFALO

New York

CARLA FRIDMAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled138

MIAMI

Florida

DIMYAN BALIKCIOGLU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

BRONX

New York

STEPHEN SMITH

Family Medicine

Claims Filled125

SOCIETY HILL

South Carolina

INGRID MIXTER -LEON M.D.

Claims Filled125

MIAMI

Florida

YAN SUAREZ MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled119

BRONX

New York

WILLIAM LEE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled112

MARION

Alabama

BARBARA CASAZZA N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled108

WOODSIDE

New York

JERRY COHEN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled106

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

MACDONALD DUBOSE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled102

SUMTER

South Carolina

JIM-JER HWU MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled88

MONTEREY PARK

California

WILLIAM HUNT M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled87

BRIDGEPORT

Connecticut

STEVEN LEWIS D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled87

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

MARITZA MOLINA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled87

RYE BROOK

New York

DINESH GANDHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled84

DECATUR

Alabama

SRINIVASA MADIREDDY M.D

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled83

OKEMOS

Michigan

DEV RELLAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled83

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

MOHAMED RAHMAN MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled83

BROOKLYN

New York

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

TUCKER

Georgia

BARBARA SKELTON MD

Pediatrics

Claims Filled77

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

DONALD QUINN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

BELAYENH BEFEKADU MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled75

REIDSVILLE

North Carolina

JILL ALLEN MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled75

CLARKSVILLE

Virginia