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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 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

502K
Medicare Part D Claims
$10.7M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 30,018 $793K
Pennsylvania 27,359 $569K
Michigan 26,068 $599K
Florida 23,123 $479K
Ohio 22,829 $471K
Illinois 21,952 $432K
Massachusetts 21,904 $455K
New York 20,110 $451K
Texas 18,134 $403K
North Carolina 16,503 $338K
Wisconsin 16,104 $360K
Minnesota 14,649 $337K
Washington 13,863 $335K
Virginia 13,111 $281K
Missouri 13,102 $254K
Indiana 11,865 $233K
Maine 11,676 $239K
Georgia 10,975 $223K
Tennessee 10,267 $225K
Colorado 10,066 $197K
Oregon 10,025 $237K
Arizona 9,383 $186K
Iowa 8,970 $175K
New Jersey 8,642 $153K
Maryland 7,993 $172K
Kansas 7,931 $153K
Alabama 7,482 $141K
Connecticut 7,308 $148K
Kentucky 6,754 $134K
South Carolina 6,568 $136K
Nebraska 6,083 $108K
Louisiana 5,509 $105K
New Hampshire 5,323 $108K
Utah 5,008 $103K
Oklahoma 4,934 $99.1K
West Virginia 4,753 $97.9K
Idaho 4,443 $98.2K
Arkansas 4,415 $93.2K
Vermont 3,797 $85.8K
Montana 3,317 $74.7K
New Mexico 3,254 $71.2K
Mississippi 3,222 $55.5K
Rhode Island 2,902 $57.4K
Nevada 2,389 $54.7K
South Dakota 1,843 $35.4K
North Dakota 1,616 $36.5K
Delaware 1,392 $29.8K
Wyoming 1,235 $25.2K
Hawaii 1,064 $27.2K
Alaska 634 $15.2K
District of Columbia 587 $10.8K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT GULLBERG MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled50

RACINE

Wisconsin

KENNETH LERNER MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MANCHESTER

New Hampshire

KIRK SWABASH D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

PETOSKEY

Michigan

NOELLE FRANKLYN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NORTH MUSKEGON

Michigan

JAMES GARFIELD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FENTON

Michigan

ARTHUR BLAKE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BANGOR

Maine

DARKO ZDILAR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

WATERLOO

Iowa

ERICA GRAZIOLI DO

Neurology

Claims Filled50

ERIE

Pennsylvania

SALVADOR CENICEROS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

STEVEN HILL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

GRAND FORKS

North Dakota

GINA MOHR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOMA LINDA

California

FRANCISCO VARICAT D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MASSILLION

Ohio

LARRY SEXTON PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

AUGUSTA

Maine

THOR BORRESEN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

DEAN SUTHERLAND MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

SARASOTA

Florida

JEFFREY RICHARDS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

TERRI SHARO CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

KENT BROCKMANN MD

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Mental Health Including Community Mental Health Center

Claims Filled50

LAKE ELMO

Minnesota

GEORGE SOWERBY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

FORTY FORT

Pennsylvania

IRFAN DAHAR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MASON

Ohio

JOHN WINSTON GONZALEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

ANNA COTHRON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

WESTON

Wisconsin

LAWRENCE WILKERSON MD

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Claims Filled50

BRYN MAWR

Pennsylvania

RIFAAT ELMALLAKH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

NEIL DUBIN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

CINCINNATI

Ohio