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SODIUM CHLORIDE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

339K
Medicare Part D Claims
$9.32M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 44,080 $1.48M
New York 27,430 $692K
Ohio 26,362 $741K
Florida 22,299 $668K
Illinois 21,046 $582K
Pennsylvania 15,672 $424K
Kentucky 15,313 $425K
Texas 11,528 $338K
Indiana 10,963 $576K
New Jersey 10,547 $217K
Michigan 9,793 $225K
North Carolina 8,054 $208K
Minnesota 7,442 $114K
Missouri 7,404 $244K
Tennessee 7,390 $182K
Georgia 7,164 $197K
Louisiana 5,927 $118K
Alabama 5,925 $143K
Virginia 5,667 $167K
Wisconsin 5,538 $129K
Maryland 5,208 $98.5K
Arizona 4,807 $113K
West Virginia 4,579 $159K
Massachusetts 4,114 $103K
Arkansas 3,942 $94.6K
Washington 3,802 $78.3K
Oklahoma 3,743 $67.1K
Iowa 3,162 $48.1K
Nevada 2,748 $79.3K
Mississippi 2,621 $96.9K
Kansas 2,486 $53.7K
Utah 2,380 $37.5K
Colorado 2,319 $57.8K
Connecticut 1,902 $45.9K
South Carolina 1,730 $38.9K
New Mexico 1,715 $25.9K
Oregon 1,664 $39.3K
Nebraska 1,652 $29.9K
Hawaii 1,291 $14.7K
Rhode Island 1,074 $30.2K
South Dakota 893 $14.1K
New Hampshire 865 $18.6K
Montana 838 $18.5K
Idaho 769 $15.5K
Maine 716 $15.2K
District of Columbia 563 $14.1K
Wyoming 383 $9,259
Delaware 366 $8,289
Vermont 358 $5,240
North Dakota 356 $5,301
Alaska 286 $10.1K
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 SODIUM CHLORIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN PACE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled708

CAROL STREAM

Illinois

ARNALDO ROSA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled594

LUQUILLO

Puerto Rico

HELEN KIM MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled500

STATEN ISLAND

New York

WAREF AZMEH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled360

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

RICHARD RUMLEY MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled336

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

RAFAEL MEDINA-RIVERA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled305

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

JAVIER ARROYO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled294

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

MOHAMMAD BAHRAMI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled291

MUNCIE

Indiana

MARIA ATIENZA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled283

CORBIN

Kentucky

RAFAEL MOSQUERA FERNANDEZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled281

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

JULIA GARCIA-DIAZ MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled278

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

SCOTT KEFFER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled276

ANSTED

West Virginia

KENNETH MIDDLEBROOKS M.D

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled276

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled270

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

ERIC SOHN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled264

SPOKANE

Washington

JOSE RIOS COLLAZO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled263

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

LUIS GONZALEZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled263

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

DAVID BYLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled251

SAINT MARYS

West Virginia

MARY TRAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled246

GARDEN GROVE

California

FARIBORZ SHAMS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled244

ANAHEIM

California

HAFSA SIDDIQUI M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled243

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

NICHOLAS CALICA MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled237

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

KIN-KWAN CHEUK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled233

MARSHALLTOWN

Iowa

SYED RAHMAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled230

HENDERSON

Nevada