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METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Methylphenidate is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Methylphenidate (Ritalin, Ritalin SR, Methylin, Methylin ER) is also used to treat narcolepsy (a sleep disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness and sudden attacks of sleep). Methylphenidate is in a class of medications called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

109K
Medicare Part D Claims
$6.51M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 18,355 $369K
California 17,055 $413K
Michigan 15,241 $344K
Illinois 14,934 $292K
Massachusetts 14,867 $301K
Ohio 14,795 $307K
Pennsylvania 14,182 $296K
Texas 12,658 $271K
New York 12,186 $255K
North Carolina 9,873 $211K
Wisconsin 9,443 $218K
Minnesota 9,141 $208K
Virginia 8,503 $174K
Indiana 8,297 $167K
Washington 8,087 $183K
Missouri 7,713 $153K
Tennessee 7,568 $156K
Georgia 6,720 $132K
Arizona 6,566 $127K
Maine 6,491 $123K
Colorado 6,190 $122K
Iowa 5,606 $110K
Oregon 5,211 $123K
Connecticut 4,668 $90.8K
Kansas 4,624 $91.3K
New Jersey 4,492 $76K
Maryland 4,315 $85.3K
Alabama 4,265 $78.5K
South Carolina 4,202 $89.6K
Louisiana 4,097 $76.7K
Kentucky 4,036 $81.4K
Nebraska 3,625 $69K
Oklahoma 3,251 $65.4K
New Hampshire 3,229 $66.7K
Utah 2,885 $57K
West Virginia 2,634 $55.8K
New Mexico 2,523 $51.4K
Idaho 2,494 $54.7K
Arkansas 2,431 $53K
Vermont 2,219 $45.4K
Mississippi 2,060 $35.1K
Rhode Island 2,016 $38.7K
Montana 1,862 $44.4K
Nevada 1,710 $37.4K
South Dakota 1,046 $19K
Delaware 1,002 $21.4K
North Dakota 878 $21.1K
Wyoming 782 $16.4K
Hawaii 675 $17.3K
Alaska 350 $7,735
District of Columbia 315 $5,356
Puerto Rico 269 $3,954
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 METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM LACORTE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled432

METAIRIE

Louisiana

GREELEY MIKLASHEK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled367

MUSKEGON

Michigan

JAMES RIDER D.O.

Claims Filled362

WINCHESTER

Kansas

OMAR HASAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled306

BECKLEY

West Virginia

NANCY DEVINE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled264

MUSKEGON

Michigan

RAJNIKANT PATEL M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled263

PANAMA CITY

Florida

MOHAMMAD HASAN MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled188

BECKLEY

West Virginia

DEBRA ORT PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled186

BREWER

Maine

ROBERT COCHRAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled174

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

JEFFREY VANDER KOOI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled173

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MONICA VANDIVORT M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled171

HEREFORD

Arizona

JOHN BILLINGS ARNP

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled164

SPOKANE

Washington

HERBERT ROEHRICH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled162

KENOSHA

Wisconsin

GARY HOWARD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

MONTEVALLO

Alabama

CONRAD IBER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled154

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

IVAN SLETTEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled143

STILLWATER

Minnesota

LARRY CAMPBELL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled141

OSKALOOSA

Kansas

GARY FIGIEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled139

ATLANTA

Georgia

MELINDA MORISSETTE PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled138

BANGOR

Maine

DONALD GOLD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled137

PARIS

Tennessee

LARRY FELTS M.D.

Professional Counselor

Claims Filled128

JONESBORO

Arkansas

EDWARD ERBE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled125

MISSOULA

Montana

BERNARD DE SILVA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled125

MILFORD

Ohio

ROWENA TESSMANN PMH-NP, PH.D.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled124

WATERVILLE

Maine

FRANCIS COLLIGAN M.D.

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled122

CHELSEA

Michigan