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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
RICHARD CLOUSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled223

GLASGOW

Kentucky

KAMRAN HASHEMI MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled222

CHICAGO

Illinois

WARREN MILTEER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled221

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

RALPH ESSIEN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled220

NEW ROCHELLE

New York

ARMEN DUMAS M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled219

NORTHRIDGE

California

ESTEBAN CASTRO-DIAZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled216

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

ELISA BIRNBAUM MD

Colon Rectal Surgery

Claims Filled211

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled210

TUCKER

Georgia

AMY SPIVEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled204

OXFORD

Ohio

ALI HASSOUN MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled203

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

SUMAN PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled203

VAN NUYS

California

CHRISTOPHER POGLIANO MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled202

IRONWOOD

Michigan

ANGELA WATSON DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled201

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

STEVEN GATEWOOD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled201

ELWOOD

Indiana

RICHARD GROSSBERG MD

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled200

BEACHWOOD

Ohio

CARLOS JIMENEZ-HUYKE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled199

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

PARASBHAI PATEL MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled197

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

WILLIAM SURBECK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled194

TULSA

Oklahoma

HOWARD BRUCKNER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled194

NEW YORK

New York

JOSEPH MILLER D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled190

DES MOINES

Iowa

MELISSA HUTTON MSN, CRNP, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled190

RIVERVIEW

Florida

JONATHAN FRYER MD

Surgery

Claims Filled189

CHICAGO

Illinois

DAN MEIRSON MD

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled188

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

GHASAN TABEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled188

RIVERSIDE

California

LAMBERTO OLAES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled187

LOS ANGELES

California