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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
LAMBERTO OLAES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled187

LOS ANGELES

California

DEEPAK BAKANE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled186

NEW LENOX

Illinois

KOMAL CHANDAN M.D

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled186

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

THOMAS WILLIAMS M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled184

HAMBURG

Pennsylvania

MIRALI ZARRABI M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled184

LOS ANGELES

California

CECILIA GAYNOR M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled183

ASHLAND

Kentucky

ADAM FRENCH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled181

CHARLESTOWN

Indiana

PHILIP LIU MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled181

HONESDALE

Pennsylvania

TIMOTHY SPRENKLE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled180

LAMAR

Missouri

KIMBERLY CORNELIUS M.D.

Claims Filled180

MOUNT VERNON

Kentucky

RICHARD BUTLIG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled178

CARSON

California

DENNIS KELLAR MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled178

CRYSTAL LAKE

Illinois

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled178

MAUMEE

Ohio

LAWRENCE GREENBERG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled177

SAN PEDRO

California

PETER BALACUIT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled176

MONROVIA

California

ROBERT JUDGE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled176

BERNE

Indiana

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled174

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

PHILLIP BALE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled174

GLASGOW

Kentucky

BRAHMA GUPTA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled174

CHICAGO

Illinois

PAUL KAMITSUKA MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled171

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

CLARENCE JOUSTRA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled168

LAMAR

Missouri

RACHAEL STUBBS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled168

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

EZRA STEIGER MD

Surgery

Claims Filled166

CLEVELAND

Ohio

JOSEPH SHEEHY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled165

COLUMBUS

Indiana

ANUSUYA JEYAKUMAR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled164

TRENTON

New Jersey