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METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

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
EDWARD ERBE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled196

MISSOULA

Montana

HARRY RINEHART M.D.

Claims Filled193

WHEELER

Oregon

MICHELLE LEMON APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled191

LINCOLN

Nebraska

SHARON PIPER PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled191

BANGOR

Maine

JAMES LEE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled189

SPINDALE

North Carolina

DENNIS GARWACKI

Neurology

Claims Filled188

PEORIA

Illinois

LAURETTA MONA ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled188

CAMDEN

South Carolina

BERNARD DE SILVA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled183

MILFORD

Ohio

DOUGLAS JEFFERY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled174

MOORESVILLE

North Carolina

DONALD GOLD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled173

PARIS

Tennessee

JANE CORNETT MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled173

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

THOMAS ZURKOWSKI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled172

BATESVILLE

Arkansas

SOHEE LEE

Psychologist

Claims Filled168

PEORIA

Illinois

TIMOTHY RASMUSSEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled168

WAITE PARK

Minnesota

PAUL MINOT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled167

WATERVILLE

Maine

ROBERT MAGAW PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled165

BREWER

Maine

GREG ZARELLI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled165

CLACKAMAS

Oregon

NANCY GROVER PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled164

BANGOR

Maine

CORY PELNICK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled160

WILMINGTON

Ohio

DAVID SMITH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled159

SACRAMENTO

California

LISA WIRTH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled156

ATHENS

Georgia

CHANDRAGUPTA VEDAK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled155

CRYSTAL LAKE

Illinois

LALITH MISRA DO PHD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled151

MARION

Ohio

MARSHALL LUCAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled150

THE WOODLANDS

Texas

HARRY DAVIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled150

HAMILTON

Ohio