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SODIUM CHLORIDE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

345K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 402 of 3238

$5.47M
Retail Cost

Rank: 971 of 3238


Patients

Rank: 3068 of 3238


Prescribers

Rank: 3048 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 42,933 $834K
New York 30,873 $483K
Ohio 25,918 $378K
Florida 23,850 $418K
Illinois 19,424 $331K
Pennsylvania 16,623 $241K
Kentucky 14,418 $242K
Texas 13,357 $239K
Michigan 10,701 $134K
North Carolina 10,119 $193K
New Jersey 9,647 $109K
Indiana 8,893 $138K
Tennessee 8,224 $126K
Missouri 8,167 $139K
Minnesota 7,072 $87.6K
Georgia 6,656 $107K
Alabama 5,808 $73.7K
Virginia 5,647 $87.3K
Louisiana 5,327 $63.2K
Wisconsin 5,312 $69.7K
Maryland 5,159 $64K
Arizona 4,570 $54.6K
Arkansas 4,566 $63.1K
Massachusetts 4,437 $83.3K
Washington 4,405 $79.4K
West Virginia 4,032 $63.1K
Iowa 3,118 $34.5K
Colorado 2,953 $42K
Oklahoma 2,770 $39K
Nevada 2,664 $42.8K
Connecticut 2,371 $41.4K
Kansas 2,359 $41.6K
Mississippi 2,117 $55.6K
Utah 1,949 $25.3K
Oregon 1,899 $31.3K
Nebraska 1,770 $20K
New Mexico 1,679 $14.6K
South Carolina 1,583 $34.4K
Hawaii 1,231 $12.6K
Rhode Island 882 $19.6K
New Hampshire 873 $11.8K
Montana 740 $13.6K
South Dakota 737 $7,881
Idaho 720 $14.9K
Maine 719 $11.5K
District of Columbia 636 $9,194
Delaware 466 $6,613
Vermont 420 $5,513
North Dakota 403 $5,023
Wyoming 350 $4,905
Alaska 332 $6,478
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 SODIUM CHLORIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM APPELBAUM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

KENNETH WRITESEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Ohio

ARAMIS SANTIAGO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRONX

New York

LAUREN SCHWARTZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

ELIAS ISSA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BLUE RIDGE

Georgia

SYED ANWAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BEAUMONT

Texas

THOMAS VAN DEN DRIESSCHE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

KEVIN HELMS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

GERALD HAMSTRA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado

DEBORAH LIGHTNER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled50

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

MARY TRAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GARDEN GROVE

California

JENNIFER GOLDSTEIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HERSHEY

Pennsylvania

THOMAS VRABLE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EAST PALESTINE

Ohio

MIODRAG ZIVIC M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

F. OMAR TORDILLA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ESCONDIDO

California

DAVID MAURY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAWTON

Oklahoma

LINDA BRASHEAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

UNIONTOWN

Ohio

MOHAMMAD AFZAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOMERSET

Kentucky

KAIN KUMAR M.D., PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PALMDALE

California

STEPHEN YANOSHAK D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled50

EVERETT

Pennsylvania

HOWARD HYMAN DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled50

MILLBURN

New Jersey

NAINAMOHAMED RAHMAN M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled50

ANAHEIM

California

LARRY CAREY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

KAREN SHEPHERD D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DUNLAP

Tennessee

MICHAEL ROTSTEIN DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled50

OCALA

Florida