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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
RONALD MELVIN DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled117

LANSING

Michigan

WALTER JENNINGS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled117

RICHMOND

Virginia

RAVIKUMAR KANNEGANTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled117

BEAUMONT

Texas

ARTHUR DINGLEY D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled117

FARMINGTON

Maine

CLAUDE CURRAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled116

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

JORGE RAICHMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled116

HOUSTON

Texas

ELLIOT KAUFMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled116

NEWPORT

Vermont

KENNETH RICKLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled116

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

THOMAS SACHY M.D., M.SC., P.C.

Claims Filled116

GRAY

Georgia

BERNARD SZYMANSKI RNCS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Health

Claims Filled115

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

JONATHAN PETERSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled115

LAKEWOOD

Colorado

PAUL GROSS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled114

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM MERVA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled114

PRINCETON

West Virginia

JOSEPH CHUPREVICH D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled114

OTTAWA

Illinois

DIANE OUELLETTE PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled114

BANGOR

Maine

JAGDISH PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled113

CONNERSVILLE

Indiana

CHARLES LESTER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled113

MUSKOGEE

Oklahoma

ALEXANDER WEECH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled112

CINCINNATI

Ohio

TERRENCE MILLETTE MD

Specialist

Claims Filled112

PASCAGOULA

Mississippi

ROGER LEMMEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled112

BLUFFTON

Indiana

JONATHAN UECKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled111

NEW BRIGHTON

Minnesota

EUGENE SHAIKEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled111

LANCASTER

California

LINDA SMOTHERS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled111

GREAT BARRINGTON

Massachusetts

PUNYABRATA ROY M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled110

CENTRE HALL

Pennsylvania

PHILLIP HOLMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled110

MISSOULA

Montana