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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
TIM VALKO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

TOLEDO

Ohio

ROBERT KELLOGG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

LEE SILVERMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

DARBY

Pennsylvania

GLENN LEWIS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

HUTCHINSON

Minnesota

CLAUDE CURRAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

DOUGLAS JEFFERY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled71

ADVANCE

North Carolina

KOTESWARA KAZA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled71

AUSTINTOWN

Ohio

STEPHEN KELLY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled71

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ROGELIO SILVA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled71

HENDERSON

Kentucky

GREGORY MILLER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled70

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

ROBERT BENDER MD

Claims Filled70

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

WALTER PEDEMONTE M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled70

OAK PARK

Illinois

SATISH NARAYAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled70

GREENVILLE

Texas

JAMES FINE M.D

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled70

WISCASSET

Maine

ALVARO MANOTAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled70

PLANTATION

Florida

WILLIAM FULLER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled69

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

HERNANDO ROMERO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled69

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

CAMERON WILCOX MD

Diagnostic Neuroimaging

Claims Filled69

MARQUETTE

Michigan

STEPHEN ROSENBERG MD

Neurology

Claims Filled68

ORLANDO

Florida

DIANE OUELLETTE PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled68

BANGOR

Maine

NATHAN SHIFLETT DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled68

CHILLICOTHE

Ohio

DAVID KASS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled67

EAST GREENWICH

Rhode Island

THOMAS BASCH MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled67

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

ROBERT CALLAGHAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled67

RACINE

Wisconsin

ROBERT GRUNSTEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled67

CHICAGO

Illinois