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KLOR-CON M20

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

2.4M
Medicare Part D Claims
$78M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 244,008 $6.22M
Ohio 201,560 $5.62M
Texas 157,283 $3.89M
Illinois 152,366 $3.86M
Florida 149,550 $3.45M
North Carolina 147,407 $3.43M
Georgia 136,310 $3.09M
California 131,147 $5.25M
New York 123,420 $3.46M
Indiana 109,033 $2.94M
Virginia 102,487 $2.51M
Alabama 84,179 $1.89M
Tennessee 77,493 $1.87M
South Carolina 76,689 $1.77M
Kentucky 76,085 $1.9M
Michigan 70,616 $2.11M
Missouri 66,145 $1.67M
Louisiana 65,077 $1.39M
Massachusetts 59,960 $1.63M
New Jersey 57,031 $1.55M
Mississippi 50,557 $1.12M
Maryland 43,718 $1.3M
Minnesota 42,837 $1.24M
West Virginia 42,168 $1.09M
Wisconsin 42,116 $1.13M
Arizona 39,230 $921K
Kansas 38,529 $1M
Arkansas 38,257 $952K
Oklahoma 36,533 $1.01M
Colorado 34,531 $896K
Connecticut 33,000 $848K
Washington 29,769 $867K
Oregon 29,232 $826K
Maine 22,816 $723K
Iowa 22,586 $618K
Rhode Island 16,280 $371K
New Mexico 16,006 $376K
Utah 15,489 $474K
Nevada 14,101 $319K
New Hampshire 13,272 $374K
Idaho 12,561 $353K
Nebraska 10,688 $282K
Montana 10,308 $273K
South Dakota 7,948 $220K
District of Columbia 6,644 $167K
North Dakota 6,602 $181K
Alaska 5,449 $103K
Delaware 5,449 $145K
Vermont 4,947 $150K
Wyoming 3,299 $85.7K
Hawaii 2,625 $60.9K
Puerto Rico 161 $2,631
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 »


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Top prescribers for KLOR-CON M20

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAMON CLIMACO MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled465

ARCOLA

Illinois

EILEEN SIMAK D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled461

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled457

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

DAVID TOOMEY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled456

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

MARK WAGNER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled446

READING

Pennsylvania

JOHN DUGAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled430

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

ZACHARY SIMPSON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled428

CHAMBERSBURG

Pennsylvania

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled424

TEXARKANA

Texas

MICHAEL AHEARN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled423

KEWANEE

Illinois

BIKRAMJIT MALHOTRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled421

DANVILLE

Illinois

LARRY SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled420

VALDOSTA

Georgia

EDWARD CARLOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled417

MOBILE

Alabama

JANSEN TODD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled416

LUFKIN

Texas

NABIL TADROS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled414

NORFOLK

Virginia

JOSEPH THOMAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled413

VALDOSTA

Georgia

HUSAM HAMED M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled410

CINCINNATI

Ohio

DANNIS HOOD MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled408

RINGGOLD

Georgia

DOUGLAS KELLING M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled402

CONCORD

North Carolina

PHILIP FIORET MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled401

ASHLAND

Kentucky

ROGER KISER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled397

LONGVIEW

Texas

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled394

MIDWEST CITY

Oklahoma

DEATRICE KELLOGG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled393

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

HENRY MIDDLETON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled391

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

KERRY CRANMER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled391

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

THOMAS WALKER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled390

EMPORIA

Virginia