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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
RAMA THUMATI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,028

POMONA

California

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled668

LOS ANGELES

California

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled663

GLENDALE

California

WAYNE MILLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled521

SHAMOKIN

Pennsylvania

KENT DARSEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled466

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

PRATAP SOURI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled437

BARNESVILLE

Ohio

RYAN SCHAFER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled415

ARDMORE

Oklahoma

NAEEM KHAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled387

CENTRALIA

Illinois

JERALD GILBERT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled386

ADA

Oklahoma

WLADYSLAW BOBAK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled383

DONORA

Pennsylvania

KEVIN BORAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled379

FRESNO

California

CORAZON MULLES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled371

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

ALBERT SHARF MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled362

NATIONAL CITY

California

JASON LING D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled354

SAN DIEGO

California

JAMES KRIEG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled349

SUN CITY

California

GALINA MAKOVOZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled348

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

HAU TAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled347

SAN DIEGO

California

MICHAEL JARVIS M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled345

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

ANDREW KUMPURIS MD

Claims Filled337

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

NICANOR TULIAO M.D.

Claims Filled329

NATIONAL CITY

California

ALEXANDER KORSUNSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled329

SAN JOSE

California

BYRON RANDOLPH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled326

DURHAM

North Carolina

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled322

LOS ANGELES

California

RENE GARCIA M.D.

Contractor

Claims Filled315

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE BAUTISTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled307

SANGER

California