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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
JAMES DICKERSON ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled121

COUNCIL BLUFFS

Iowa

JAI HYON RHO M.D., PH.D

Neurology

Claims Filled121

PASADENA

California

JOYCE PETROSKY PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled119

BANGOR

Maine

HARRY RINEHART M.D.

Claims Filled114

WHEELER

Oregon

SHARON PIPER PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled113

BANGOR

Maine

SOHEE LEE

Psychologist

Claims Filled109

PEORIA

Illinois

MARSHALL LUCAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled108

THE WOODLANDS

Texas

ROGER LEMMEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled105

BLUFFTON

Indiana

DENNIS GARWACKI

Neurology

Claims Filled104

PEORIA

Illinois

EDWARD WARREN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled104

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

JORGE RAICHMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled103

HOUSTON

Texas

MICHEL CRAMER-BORNEMANN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled101

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

ABDOL MIRSAJADI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled100

SATELLITE BEACH

Florida

NANCY GROVER PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled99

BANGOR

Maine

PAUL MINOT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled99

WATERVILLE

Maine

SAMINA ZAIDI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled98

CANTON

Ohio

HENRY WEHMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled98

CARLISLE

Pennsylvania

DAVID ISRAELSTAM M.D., PH.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled97

MADISON

Wisconsin

MAX HAQUE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled97

LOGAN

Ohio

ALEXANDER WEECH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled97

CINCINNATI

Ohio

LALITH MISRA DO PHD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled96

MARION

Ohio

KEVIN FERGUSON M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled95

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

NELSON ASANTE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled94

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

TERRY LANES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled94

WARM SPRINGS

Montana

JENNIFER HALL PAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled94

WILMINGTON

North Carolina