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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
AURORA ANDREWS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled94

RICHARDSON

Texas

EDGARDO CONCEPCION MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled93

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

JAGVEER SANDHU MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled93

PEORIA

Arizona

JOHN BANDOLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

WAKEFIELD

Rhode Island

PAUL GROSS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled93

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL DAYEM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled92

GARFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

ROSALIND GOLD MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled92

PORTLAND

Maine

RAVIKUMAR KANNEGANTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled92

BEAUMONT

Texas

JONATHAN UECKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled92

NEW BRIGHTON

Minnesota

LISA CAPALDINI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled92

SAN FRANCISCO

California

ANAND BHUPTANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled91

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

LAURETTA MONA ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled91

CAMDEN

South Carolina

MICHAEL GOLDING M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled90

RALEIGH

North Carolina

SYLVIA LAGDAN ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled89

TACOMA

Washington

MICHELLE HENNEBERRY PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled88

BANGOR

Maine

ARTHUR PORTNOW M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled87

SARASOTA

Florida

EDWIN HALL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled87

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

DUONG NGUYEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled87

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

GUCHARAN KANWAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled87

COEBURN

Virginia

JOSEPH BURGARINO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled87

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

JAMES LEE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled87

SPINDALE

North Carolina

BARNWELL MYERS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled86

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

GERALD SHUBS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled86

HAMILTON

Ohio

STEEN GODDIK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled86

CASPER

Wyoming

AJAY GUPTA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled86

FORT WAYNE

Indiana