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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

617K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 306 of 3362

$38.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 462 of 3362

104,472
Patients

Rank: 410 of 3362

74,256
Prescribers

Rank: 320 of 3362

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it's worth it

41%

of people say

it worked well

20%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 7,439 34,945 $2.51M
Pennsylvania 5,108 32,155 $1.95M
Michigan 5,293 31,917 $2.28M
Massachusetts 4,655 27,934 $1.64M
Florida 5,580 27,834 $1.68M
New York 5,457 27,493 $1.72M
Illinois 4,540 27,034 $1.52M
Ohio 4,321 26,228 $1.62M
Texas 4,748 23,278 $1.5M
North Carolina 4,050 22,029 $1.32M
Wisconsin 2,960 19,044 $1.32M
Washington 2,994 17,055 $1.2M
Minnesota 2,759 16,498 $1.19M
Missouri 2,729 16,336 $962K
Virginia 2,886 15,761 $959K
Georgia 2,759 14,596 $868K
Indiana 2,483 13,992 $774K
Tennessee 2,310 13,390 $841K
Maine 1,635 13,153 $838K
Colorado 2,319 12,708 $786K
Oregon 2,176 11,994 $838K
Arizona 2,110 10,524 $658K
Alabama 1,940 10,433 $607K
Iowa 1,605 10,359 $641K
Maryland 1,814 9,896 $619K
New Jersey 1,779 9,894 $529K
Kansas 1,555 9,464 $540K
South Carolina 1,596 9,187 $521K
Connecticut 1,615 9,102 $535K
Kentucky 1,383 8,005 $447K
Nebraska 1,173 7,112 $388K
Utah 1,207 7,028 $419K
Louisiana 1,318 6,650 $376K
New Hampshire 1,022 6,377 $379K
Oklahoma 1,053 5,926 $368K
Arkansas 1,072 5,925 $391K
West Virginia 906 5,841 $374K
Idaho 930 5,505 $365K
Vermont 714 5,165 $352K
Mississippi 720 3,763 $205K
New Mexico 722 3,682 $238K
Montana 616 3,624 $219K
Rhode Island 622 3,577 $195K
Nevada 582 3,036 $171K
South Dakota 407 2,586 $155K
North Dakota 396 2,328 $159K
Delaware 293 1,767 $114K
Wyoming 216 1,336 $88K
Hawaii 239 1,192 $76.7K
District of Columbia 235 855 $50.7K
Alaska 122 714 $45.8K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
JOHN HUDDLESTONE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled173

TACOMA

Washington

JOSEPH CHUPREVICH D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled171

OTTAWA

Illinois

JORGE RAICHMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled171

HOUSTON

Texas

DONALD GOLD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled169

PARIS

Tennessee

RAVIKUMAR KANNEGANTI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled169

BEAUMONT

Texas

PAUL MINOT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled168

WATERVILLE

Maine

RAJESH PAHWA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled168

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

DOUGLAS STUART M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled164

ATLANTA

Georgia

BRENDAN BAUER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled161

BELLEVUE

Ohio

CAROL GAMBER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled158

MARQUETTE

Michigan

GUCHARAN KANWAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled158

COEBURN

Virginia

ENEIDA GOMEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled157

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

ESIRI ESIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled157

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

RICARDO BIERRENBACH-DECASTRO M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled157

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

CHANDRAGUPTA VEDAK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled156

CRYSTAL LAKE

Illinois

NOREEN WOODS APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled156

BELMONT

Massachusetts

CAREY BRODZINSKI NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled156

ST JOHNSBURY

Vermont

THOMAS RUSK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled155

BANGOR

Maine

HARRY RINEHART M.D.

Claims Filled155

WHEELER

Oregon

TIMOTHY RASMUSSEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled154

WAITE PARK

Minnesota

JOEL LAST MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled154

LATROBE

Pennsylvania

MOHAMMAD CHISHTI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled153

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

LEE SILVERMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled153

DARBY

Pennsylvania

ELLIOT KAUFMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled153

NEWPORT

Vermont

MICHAEL SARIBALAS

Psychiatry

Claims Filled152

COLUMBUS

Ohio