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SODIUM CHLORIDE

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

191K
Medicare Part D Claims
$10.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 36,400 $1.4M
New York 26,410 $798K
Ohio 25,168 $665K
Florida 23,964 $768K
Illinois 20,263 $542K
Kentucky 16,304 $528K
Pennsylvania 14,954 $465K
New Jersey 14,834 $532K
Indiana 9,564 $698K
Michigan 9,464 $229K
Texas 9,422 $327K
Tennessee 7,843 $209K
Georgia 7,700 $280K
North Carolina 7,590 $226K
Virginia 7,103 $186K
Missouri 6,728 $238K
Minnesota 6,593 $129K
Maryland 6,253 $160K
Alabama 6,220 $198K
Louisiana 5,612 $146K
Wisconsin 4,974 $127K
Massachusetts 4,602 $97.5K
Arizona 4,564 $116K
West Virginia 3,898 $136K
Puerto Rico 3,687 $29.5K
Arkansas 3,687 $93.8K
Washington 3,355 $83.5K
Mississippi 3,338 $152K
Iowa 2,902 $49.8K
Oklahoma 2,624 $55.8K
South Carolina 2,538 $58.8K
Utah 2,450 $46.8K
Colorado 2,377 $71K
Kansas 2,055 $51.9K
Nevada 1,752 $55.7K
New Mexico 1,734 $36.6K
Hawaii 1,730 $27.9K
Connecticut 1,649 $38.8K
Oregon 1,584 $41.3K
Nebraska 1,444 $28.1K
Idaho 914 $18.3K
South Dakota 866 $11.9K
Rhode Island 842 $35.4K
Maine 806 $25.9K
New Hampshire 752 $25.7K
District of Columbia 709 $24.9K
Montana 563 $13.4K
Wyoming 550 $11.3K
North Dakota 455 $8,659
Delaware 369 $12.1K
Vermont 273 $5,706
Alaska 163 $10.3K
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 SODIUM CHLORIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DEEPA PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPOTSWOOD

New Jersey

RAJIV KANDALA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

ASHWIN TRIVEDI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

REGO PARK

New York

EASTERN MAINE MEDICAL CENTER

Claims Filled50

BANGOR

Maine

NICHOLAS DODGE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DUNMORE

Pennsylvania

DAVID TOOMEY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

AMARINDAR CHHABRA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HINTON

West Virginia

BASIL HAMBLIN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

POINT REYES STATION

California

SRINIVASA MADIREDDY M.D

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

OKEMOS

Michigan

LUCIUS WRIGHT MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

JACKSON

Tennessee

RAISA MITELMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

SUZANNE SUCCOP M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled50

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

JULIE DOLAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PARK CITY

Utah

NICOLE PADMORE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

VIRGINIA BEACH

Virginia

WAYNE EVANCHO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

JAMES GARDNER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW WILMINGTON

Pennsylvania

JOAN LYN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIRAMAR

Florida

NICOLE LINDER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

IRON MOUNTAIN

Michigan

MUNIR SHAH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MAUMEE

Ohio

ETHELWOLDO GUERRERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

COLUSA

California

WEI WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MONTEREY PARK

California

JONATHAN HOLLISTER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEWARK

Ohio

WILLIAM ALLDREDGE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

KIMBERLY WESTBROOK M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled50

FAIRHOPE

Alabama

KRISHNAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TIFFIN

Ohio