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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
HEATHER SHULL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled197

LAKEWOOD

Colorado

DAVID YOUNG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled194

VANCOUVER

Washington

BRADLEY ROEMELING M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled194

SALEM

Oregon

JOHN BOUCHER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled194

LONGVIEW

Washington

KIN CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled192

CENTENNIAL

Colorado

MARY SHEPARD M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled189

VANCOUVER

Washington

EDWARD SUPINSKI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled188

DELAND

Florida

MICHAEL FERRELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled187

CLACKAMAS

Oregon

MARTHA ARGUELLO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled185

PALM COAST

Florida

JASON BARMORE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled185

LAKEWOOD

Colorado

CARYN ORR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

DENVER

Colorado

MICHAEL MILLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado

NEIL BLAIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

HILLSBORO

Oregon

SCOTT DUNLAP M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled181

BEAVERTON

Oregon

JAMES MORGENSTERN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

FONTANA

California

DIANNE GLENN M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled180

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

MARK HOSKINSON

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled178

BOULDER

Colorado

ELIZABETH WOJTOWICZ NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled178

BELLFLOWER

California

OLIVIA BUSH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled177

ATLANTA

Georgia

JEFFREY FORD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled177

VANCOUVER

Washington

PATRICIA JOHNSON NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled177

SAN DIEGO

California

MARIO CUCCHIARELLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled173

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

ELIZABETH FREDERICK-RAGSDAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled172

CLACKAMAS

Oregon

ANA TALAMO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled171

HARBOR CITY

California

DANIEL TWOMBLY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled171

HILLSBORO

Oregon