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KLOR-CON 8

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Usually the food you eat supplies all of the potassium you need. However, certain diseases (e.g., kidney disease and gastrointestinal disease with vomiting and diarrhea) and drugs, especially diuretics ('water pills'), remove potassium from the body. Potassium supplements are taken to replace potassium losses and prevent potassium deficiency. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

419K
Medicare Part D Claims
$15.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 192,895 $6.54M
Florida 38,149 $903K
Texas 27,488 $692K
Pennsylvania 21,835 $603K
Oklahoma 21,452 $559K
Ohio 17,652 $543K
New York 14,489 $453K
Illinois 13,916 $392K
Alabama 13,616 $300K
Tennessee 12,500 $294K
Indiana 9,625 $317K
Georgia 9,552 $231K
Kentucky 9,319 $224K
North Carolina 8,791 $239K
Michigan 8,445 $273K
New Jersey 7,734 $255K
Missouri 6,845 $178K
Mississippi 6,669 $143K
Arizona 6,597 $187K
Louisiana 6,572 $144K
Oregon 5,600 $158K
Arkansas 5,538 $131K
Virginia 5,081 $159K
Washington 4,910 $152K
Minnesota 4,249 $139K
South Carolina 3,963 $99.9K
Puerto Rico 3,558 $74.4K
Massachusetts 3,499 $121K
New Mexico 2,655 $79.4K
West Virginia 2,565 $61.7K
Kansas 2,476 $75.2K
Nevada 2,404 $58K
Utah 2,327 $66.8K
Maryland 2,060 $73.5K
Wisconsin 1,982 $65.2K
Colorado 1,903 $56.2K
Iowa 1,710 $54.4K
Idaho 1,649 $45.4K
North Dakota 1,639 $41.8K
Nebraska 1,450 $37.1K
Connecticut 1,326 $46.2K
South Dakota 1,284 $38.8K
Montana 1,202 $28.8K
Rhode Island 946 $27.3K
New Hampshire 613 $23K
Maine 580 $20K
Delaware 508 $13.1K
District of Columbia 407 $9,596
Wyoming 258 $5,281
Hawaii 251 $7,482
Alaska 166 $3,215
Vermont 123 $4,146
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 KLOR-CON 8

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN HEWITT PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

29 PALMS

California

TRACY DEBIASO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRIDGETON

New Jersey

CLAUDIA MAYEUX MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NATCHITOCHES

Louisiana

GLENN HATFIELD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

BERNARD HERRING M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BERKELEY

California

RAJU PATEL M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BAKERSFIELD

California

CALVIN WHITE

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OPELOUSAS

Louisiana

ROBERT RIVERA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BURBANK

California

ADOLFO PAGLINAWAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BLYTHE

California

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

LONG BEACH

California

DIANNE MARTIN MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled50

FREMONT

California

SARATH WITANA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MORENO VALLEY

California

SEUNG KIM M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

MARK MULLEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHILA

Pennsylvania

BRIAN MCCLAIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CANTON

Ohio

BELLA NUDEL M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled50

SAN FRANCISCO

California

CHICKKIAH PADMANABHAN MD

Claims Filled50

LANCASTER

California

TERRY KILGORE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

PARIS

Texas

EUNICE HALL FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

MADERA

California

UCHENNA OKORONKWO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

OAKLAND

California

CORNELIUS WALTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LANDRUM

South Carolina

CARLTON LEWIS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LUFKIN

Texas

W CRISTINA PARAWAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHELBYVILLE

Tennessee

ELBERT RUDISILL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HICKORY

North Carolina

ROBERT FERNANDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PARLIER

California