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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
SCOTT BISBING DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled159

VANCOUVER

Washington

CARL SEVERIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled159

AURORA

Colorado

VIVIAN CHAO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled158

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado

CLIFF HWANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

FONTANA

California

ROSS KAZER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

AURORA

Colorado

JAMES GEYMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

AURORA

Colorado

KISHOR SHAH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled156

HARBOR CITY

California

RAMONA STYLES-BURROWS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled156

LITHONIA

Georgia

KELLY JEONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled155

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

NADIA DAVIS M.D,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled155

VANCOUVER

Washington

DAVID KRESIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled155

ENGLEWOOD

Colorado

IRENE MACHARIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled155

AURORA

Colorado

JOHN WOO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled154

CLACKAMAS

Oregon

GERARDO BALDASSARRI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled154

PALM COAST

Florida

MANUEL MYERS MD

Claims Filled152

INGLEWOOD

California

MARGRET THOMPSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled152

AURORA

Colorado

HYUN CHO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled152

ATLANTA

Georgia

AMAL BALLAT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled151

FONTANA

California

GORDON JONES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled151

PALM COAST

Florida

THOMAS BEAVER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled151

PORTLAND

Oregon

RICHARD SEGAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled149

HARBOR CITY

California

LING CHU

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado

STEPHEN HALEY

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

LONGMONT

Colorado

FRANK BECKY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado

JOHN SHAW MD

Claims Filled148

LONGVIEW

Washington