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PREDNISOLONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE

PREDNISOLONE SOD PHOSPHATE

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

26.8K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 995 of 3395

$982K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1693 of 3395

17,958
Patients

Rank: 773 of 3395

11,818
Prescribers

Rank: 765 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

19.5K

2011

18.7K

2012

21.9K

2013

23.6K

2014

26.8K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$663K

2011

$632K

2012

$828K

2013

$870K

2014

$982K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$12

2011

$13

2012

$13

2013

$15

2014

$17

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 1,347 1,959 $65.4K
California 1,261 1,891 $82.2K
Texas 1,232 1,698 $55.6K
Louisiana 916 1,463 $59.3K
New York 886 1,385 $55.9K
Ohio 679 1,056 $40.3K
Virginia 491 988 $43.8K
Pennsylvania 639 970 $37.8K
Georgia 589 849 $25.5K
North Carolina 595 824 $29.8K
Illinois 499 778 $28.4K
Michigan 489 767 $33.5K
Tennessee 453 654 $23.5K
Missouri 350 629 $22K
Iowa 403 581 $21.5K
Wisconsin 332 556 $23.9K
Massachusetts 367 536 $20.1K
Alabama 344 524 $18.6K
Kentucky 317 500 $23.7K
New Jersey 304 461 $16.3K
Indiana 305 460 $16.9K
Arizona 310 457 $15.3K
Minnesota 249 436 $14.6K
South Carolina 298 378 $9,918
Washington 225 360 $13.7K
Maryland 163 286 $12.7K
Mississippi 157 233 $7,734
Nevada 167 229 $7,937
Connecticut 154 220 $7,946
Oregon 145 219 $8,811
Nebraska 112 179 $9,618
Kansas 131 178 $6,847
Arkansas 114 177 $7,310
Colorado 132 177 $5,294
Oklahoma 129 170 $6,609
Rhode Island 104 165 $8,309
West Virginia 107 146 $7,623
Maine 72 99 $3,043
Utah 76 98 $3,785
New Hampshire 51 92 $3,278
South Dakota 43 90 $2,162
New Mexico 70 89 $4,486
Montana 47 89 $3,398
Idaho 55 75 $2,781
Delaware 35 63 $1,367
Vermont 24 57 $2,761
District of Columbia 24 56 $1,778
North Dakota 34 48 $2,550
Hawaii 38 44 $1,256
Alaska 17 24 $688
Wyoming 13 18 $878
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 PREDNISOLONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES LUSK M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled695

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

DONNA BROWN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled415

RICHMOND

Virginia

BRYAN LUSK M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled180

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

FERNANDO LUCCA PELAEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled125

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JEFFREY LUSK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled116

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

THOMAS CONKLIN MD PC

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled93

RENO

Nevada

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled89

SAN GABRIEL

California

TOBY OKONS M.D.

Managed Care Organizations, Point of Service

Claims Filled86

HOPE MILLS

North Carolina

RAM MALLADI M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled80

WESTFIELD

Massachusetts

JACK NEWCOMER MD

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled79

WELLINGTON

Florida

DAVID KIM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled76

KEWAUNEE

Wisconsin

MICHAEL GREEN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled73

GALLATIN

Tennessee

CATHERINE NEWTON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled68

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

PEDRO BERRIOS ORTIZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled65

JUANA DIAZ

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO CASTRO MD.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

SIGOURNEY

Iowa

PABLO ACOSTA VELEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

YAUCO

Puerto Rico

CONCHITA JACKSON MD

General Practice

Claims Filled58

MIAMI

Florida

GEORGE CLAVENNA DO

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled55

DES MOINES

Iowa

JORGE BALLESTER ECHEGARAY M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled52

LARES

Puerto Rico

LUIS VELEZ-QUINONES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled52

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

BENJAMIN MASON M.D..

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

WATERLOO

Iowa