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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
JEROME WILBORN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

PHILLIP IMMESOETE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled162

PEORIA

Illinois

MACIEJ SOLAREWICZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

LAKEVIEW

Michigan

JAROSLAV GOLDMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled160

CHICAGO

Illinois

ASHRAF ESKANDER MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled160

SAN BERNARDINO

California

DIANE SANDERS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled160

PLANTATION

Florida

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled160

LORAIN

Ohio

JULIO MELO MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled159

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

JOHN KENNEDY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled159

MARION

Indiana

FARIDEH FARHI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled159

FREELAND

Pennsylvania

GERALD STEINBERG

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled158

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

DAGMARY PURCELL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled157

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

HOMA HASNAIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled156

DETROIT

Michigan

DANIEL AKIN MD

Otolaryngic Allergy

Claims Filled156

NEW ALBANY

Indiana

KARUNASREE KANURI M.D.,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled155

WEST LOGAN

West Virginia

VINCENT HUNG MD

Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck

Claims Filled155

PASADENA

California

JOSH WENG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled155

ARCADIA

California

JOSEPH ECKBURG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled154

ROCKFORD

Illinois

MATTHEW PATTERSON M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled153

FARIBAULT

Minnesota

KAREEM ABU-ELMAGD MD

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled153

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

SUREKHA VETSA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled153

SUNNYVALE

California

JEFFREY STEPHENS MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled152

MACON

Georgia

ARLETHA ANDERSON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled149

DETROIT

Michigan

KISHOR PATEL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled149

ROCKY RIVER

Ohio

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled148

LEXINGTON

Kentucky