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POTASSIUM CITRATE

Treats and prevents kidney stones by lowering the amount of acid in urine. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

267K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 456 of 3238

$35.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 458 of 3238

65,105
Patients

Rank: 465 of 3238

37,577
Prescribers

Rank: 439 of 3238

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 5,469 22,143 $2.96M
California 5,635 20,644 $3.14M
Florida 5,213 19,122 $2.36M
Pennsylvania 4,009 17,866 $2.42M
Texas 4,025 15,570 $1.98M
Ohio 3,537 14,077 $2.08M
North Carolina 2,987 12,683 $1.69M
Illinois 2,549 10,814 $1.57M
New Jersey 2,121 7,795 $1.16M
Michigan 2,075 7,200 $1.12M
Georgia 1,551 6,542 $735K
Missouri 1,452 6,403 $789K
Massachusetts 1,431 6,249 $914K
Wisconsin 1,323 6,073 $800K
Arizona 1,591 6,054 $774K
Tennessee 1,437 5,550 $652K
Louisiana 1,184 5,454 $592K
Indiana 1,185 4,824 $655K
Minnesota 1,085 4,427 $729K
Kentucky 1,034 4,328 $510K
Virginia 1,142 4,276 $567K
Washington 1,014 4,162 $516K
Oregon 976 4,027 $593K
South Carolina 946 3,665 $432K
Colorado 891 3,589 $484K
Iowa 661 3,382 $442K
Alabama 736 2,990 $369K
Oklahoma 675 2,886 $339K
Maryland 806 2,807 $423K
Kansas 605 2,787 $365K
Connecticut 627 2,533 $378K
Arkansas 534 2,472 $264K
Mississippi 503 2,370 $243K
Nebraska 432 2,228 $284K
Hawaii 475 1,969 $331K
Utah 517 1,963 $211K
Nevada 511 1,878 $216K
West Virginia 429 1,711 $217K
New Mexico 359 1,414 $178K
Idaho 332 1,352 $190K
Rhode Island 232 1,038 $107K
South Dakota 192 1,016 $127K
Maine 282 1,016 $160K
New Hampshire 236 1,012 $131K
Montana 195 871 $114K
Delaware 247 756 $136K
North Dakota 120 617 $79.8K
Vermont 126 606 $82.1K
District of Columbia 124 418 $60.6K
Wyoming 87 384 $43K
Alaska 56 278 $25.4K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients Methodology »

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Top prescribers for POTASSIUM CITRATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MICHAEL RITTENBERG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled157

KINGSTON

Pennsylvania

KSENIJA STEFANOVIC MD

Urology

Claims Filled153

SEATTLE

Washington

JOHN KABALIN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled153

SCOTTSBLUFF

Nebraska

AUGUST MAGGIO M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled153

SANTA ANA

California

ALFRED COLFRY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled151

METAIRIE

Louisiana

HENRY WAGNER MD

Urology

Claims Filled145

WEBSTER

Texas

BRIAN EISNER MD

Urology

Claims Filled144

BOSTON

Massachusetts

CLAUDE WORKMAN MD

Urology

Claims Filled144

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

SIDNEY GOLDFARB MD

Urology

Claims Filled143

PRINCETON

New Jersey

JOHN GIANIS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled143

SUMMIT

New Jersey

KAREN FRYE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled140

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

ROY JHAGROO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled139

MADISON

Wisconsin

GREGORY KNUDSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled139

MARYSVILLE

Ohio

CHRISTOPHER DUESMAN PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled139

WOODBURY

Minnesota

DAVID SCHWARTZWALD M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled136

BOCA RATON

Florida

GEORGE HO MD

Urology

Claims Filled136

COLUMBUS

Ohio

FELIX SHEPARD MD

Urology

Claims Filled135

NORTON

Virginia

DAVID SCHULSINGER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled135

EAST SETAUKET

New York

DAVID CONFER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled135

TULSA

Oklahoma

LUIS VIERA-CABAN MD

Urology

Claims Filled134

MANATI

Puerto Rico

TONY CANTWELL MD

Urology

Claims Filled133

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

RAYMOND SEILER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled132

ANDERSON

South Carolina

SCOTT HOPKINS MD

Urology

Claims Filled132

SLC

Utah

MARK ELLISON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled131

ATHENS

Georgia

HOWARD BECK M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled126

LUBBOCK

Texas