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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
MARTHA SMITH LIGHTFOOT N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled148

ROCHESTER

New York

MAJID FOTUHI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled146

LUTHERVILLE

Maryland

KEVIN FERGUSON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled144

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

LISA CAPALDINI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled144

SAN FRANCISCO

California

MICHAEL DAYEM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled143

GARFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

SYLVIA LAGDAN ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled143

TACOMA

Washington

AHMED FAHEEM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled143

BECKLEY

West Virginia

ASAF ALEEM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled141

ATLANTA

Georgia

NELSON ASANTE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled140

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

SAMINA ZAIDI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled139

CANTON

Ohio

FRANCIS COLLIGAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled139

CHELSEA

Michigan

MOHAMAD OCH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled138

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

JAGVEER SANDHU MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled136

PEORIA

Arizona

GUIDO BORIOSI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled134

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

DIANNE RAYMOND PMH-NP, DSN

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled133

OLD TOWN

Maine

FRED RISSER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled133

BANGOR

Maine

NOEL JEWELL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled132

LOW MOOR

Virginia

SATISH NARAYAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled131

GREENVILLE

Texas

ROBERT FRICK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled131

SEDALIA

Missouri

BARNWELL MYERS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled131

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

ARTHUR PORTNOW M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled131

SARASOTA

Florida

MAX HAQUE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled130

LOGAN

Ohio

TERRY LANES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled130

WARM SPRINGS

Montana

ROGELIO SILVA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled129

HENDERSON

Kentucky

PATRICIA HANSON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled129

WAYLAND

Massachusetts