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METHADONE HCL

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

1.44M
Medicare Part D Claims
$25.2M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 161,109 $3.78M
Florida 112,492 $1.82M
Washington 67,630 $1.07M
Michigan 66,817 $1.12M
North Carolina 64,656 $1.06M
Texas 62,022 $1.03M
Ohio 60,247 $843K
Georgia 51,452 $807K
New York 50,424 $940K
Alabama 48,975 $828K
Oregon 46,185 $885K
Pennsylvania 44,082 $869K
Indiana 40,774 $701K
Massachusetts 36,664 $585K
Virginia 34,702 $597K
Kentucky 31,272 $506K
Missouri 27,368 $458K
Tennessee 27,280 $472K
Wisconsin 27,258 $466K
Arizona 24,352 $497K
Illinois 23,825 $393K
Arkansas 23,693 $378K
Maryland 22,239 $359K
Minnesota 20,880 $292K
Colorado 20,502 $439K
Louisiana 19,485 $358K
Nevada 18,272 $297K
Oklahoma 17,575 $301K
South Carolina 16,800 $292K
New Jersey 15,709 $282K
Idaho 15,419 $225K
Maine 14,972 $246K
Kansas 13,205 $233K
Iowa 12,972 $183K
Utah 12,657 $178K
New Hampshire 12,185 $173K
Connecticut 9,615 $185K
West Virginia 9,361 $145K
Mississippi 9,240 $151K
Nebraska 7,106 $91.2K
Vermont 6,953 $102K
New Mexico 6,235 $108K
Montana 5,673 $82.2K
Hawaii 4,262 $89.1K
Delaware 3,997 $61.5K
Alaska 3,439 $64.7K
Rhode Island 3,168 $51.9K
South Dakota 2,253 $32.1K
North Dakota 2,165 $29.3K
Wyoming 1,943 $27.3K
District of Columbia 579 $9,062
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for METHADONE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RODGER GARRETT M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled680

PENSACOLA

Florida

DANIEL BENDER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled678

HUDSON

Florida

DAVID VANDERCAR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled675

TAMPA

Florida

KUNNATHU GEEVARGHESE MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled674

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

HEATHER ALFONSO MSN APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled670

DERBY

Connecticut

KAMAL KABAKIBOU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled670

ATLANTA

Georgia

WALTER ELLIS M.D.

Claims Filled670

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

NAGA THOTA MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled668

EL CAJON

California

ERNEST HODGES PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled665

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

GWEN WISE ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled664

SEATTLE

Washington

ELLEN FLINCHUM M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled662

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

DEBORAH SLATER MSN, APRN-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled661

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

ARTHUR HERNANDEZ M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled660

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

WILLIAM PIECHAL D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled658

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

FRANCIS MCDONNELL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled653

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

RUSSELL SACHS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled648

GREEN COVE SPRINGS

Florida

SUDARSHAN TANGA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled646

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

LUIS PAGANI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled640

CINCINNATI

Ohio

NOSHEEN HASAN MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled638

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

BRUCE MACKEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled636

EDMOND

Oklahoma

KEVIN DREW MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled634

MISHAWAKA

Indiana

ADIL KATABAY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled605

MARION

Ohio

BHIMAVARAPU REDDY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled603

DAYTON

Ohio

JOHN KNUDSEN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled601

JOPLIN

Missouri

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled600

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas