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K-TAB

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Usually the food you eat supplies all of the potassium you need. However, certain diseases (e.g., kidney disease and gastrointestinal disease with vomiting and diarrhea) and drugs, especially diuretics ('water pills'), remove potassium from the body. Potassium supplements are taken to replace potassium losses and prevent potassium deficiency. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

197K
Medicare Part D Claims
$3.64M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 88,623 $1.62M
Colorado 23,707 $373K
Washington 19,008 $417K
Oregon 18,017 $325K
Florida 7,269 $116K
Georgia 5,860 $91.5K
Hawaii 3,958 $63.8K
Ohio 3,649 $82.4K
Maryland 3,263 $48.2K
Arizona 3,010 $146K
Virginia 1,046 $16.5K
District of Columbia 953 $12.9K
Pennsylvania 731 $54.4K
New York 479 $23.6K
Missouri 474 $22.8K
Michigan 378 $15.5K
Illinois 333 $16.1K
Texas 302 $16.4K
North Carolina 294 $16K
Kentucky 276 $15.5K
New Jersey 271 $17K
Indiana 247 $11.3K
Minnesota 236 $9,501
Wisconsin 213 $11.1K
Tennessee 193 $13.1K
Alabama 178 $9,768
Nevada 156 $4,262
South Carolina 154 $8,124
Mississippi 149 $5,327
Massachusetts 128 $8,002
Kansas 110 $4,962
Nebraska 107 $3,042
New Hampshire 97 $1,957
Iowa 91 $3,592
Idaho 77 $3,047
Louisiana 75 $2,807
Utah 69 $2,407
North Dakota 64 $2,246
Arkansas 62 $4,062
South Dakota 61 $1,901
Oklahoma 54 $2,033
Montana 54 $3,156
Connecticut 52 $3,153
West Virginia 43 $2,431
New Mexico 37 $942
Delaware 36 $2,362
Alaska 36 $610
Wyoming 15 $306
Vermont 15 $519
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for K-TAB

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALFONZA MCCOLLUM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled436

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

REGINA ASIHENE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled411

EDGEWATER

Florida

BARRY COPLON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled390

SALEM

Oregon

DONALD WHITE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled368

PORT ORANGE

Florida

RACHEL ABERNETHY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled350

PARMA

Ohio

DALE INTIHAR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled344

PALM COAST

Florida

CHRIS NOBIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled343

SALEM

Oregon

GEETA SAHGAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled336

ORANGE CITY

Florida

JASON HARMON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled326

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

CARMEN SERRANO-LOPEZ MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled325

PORT ORANGE

Florida

SWARUPA REDDY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled319

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

CHRISTINE ROZANCE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled313

SACRAMENTO

California

STEPHAN SHANE D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled304

BRIGHTON

Colorado

TERRY WILLIAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled283

VANCOUVER

Washington

IAN ROBERTSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled281

CENTENNIAL

Colorado

DENNIS CHANNEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled278

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

COLIN COMBS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled276

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado

HOWARD BAYLIES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled274

SALEM

Oregon

DANIEL TAMASHIRO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

CLACKAMAS

Oregon

OURANIA YUE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled256

SALEM

Oregon

RICHARD WOODS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled254

SALEM

Oregon

JAMES HARDEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled247

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

TERRENCE BOLAND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled245

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

NORSE BEAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled243

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado

MARK PTASKIEWICZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled242

WESTMINSTER

Colorado