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METHYLPHENIDATE ER

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

176K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 558 of 3395

$39.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 496 of 3395

28,860
Patients

Rank: 654 of 3395

27,997
Prescribers

Rank: 532 of 3395

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of people say

it's worth it

42%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

46.7K

2011

125K

2012

143K

2013

160K

2014

176K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$7.32M

2011

$17.4M

2012

$22.9M

2013

$26.5M

2014

$39.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$76

2011

$137

2012

$155

2013

$190

2014

$277

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Massachusetts 1,738 11,122 $2.34M
Pennsylvania 1,685 10,363 $2.27M
New York 1,821 9,997 $2.33M
California 2,150 9,967 $2.95M
Michigan 1,626 9,441 $2.16M
Ohio 1,185 7,261 $1.69M
Minnesota 1,045 6,892 $1.67M
Wisconsin 983 6,800 $1.53M
Florida 1,244 6,486 $1.43M
Texas 1,151 6,027 $1.45M
Illinois 934 5,946 $1.14M
Washington 1,022 5,628 $1.37M
North Carolina 963 5,155 $1.15M
Oregon 778 4,444 $1.14M
Maine 591 3,967 $753K
Indiana 669 3,924 $826K
New Jersey 568 3,832 $783K
Virginia 697 3,663 $793K
Georgia 643 3,573 $788K
Iowa 486 3,397 $798K
Missouri 536 3,374 $719K
Colorado 527 3,104 $686K
Maryland 592 3,084 $823K
Connecticut 486 2,859 $677K
Arizona 532 2,632 $588K
Tennessee 458 2,602 $514K
Vermont 339 2,296 $472K
South Carolina 380 2,199 $428K
Kansas 351 2,178 $460K
New Hampshire 328 1,840 $351K
Utah 291 1,731 $363K
Idaho 302 1,707 $389K
Kentucky 322 1,705 $373K
Alabama 301 1,629 $338K
Nebraska 238 1,500 $330K
Louisiana 254 1,383 $327K
Montana 206 1,279 $261K
Rhode Island 199 1,272 $264K
New Mexico 203 1,183 $259K
Oklahoma 183 1,072 $235K
Arkansas 181 1,047 $222K
South Dakota 137 1,002 $193K
West Virginia 151 983 $226K
North Dakota 136 836 $189K
Delaware 108 705 $174K
Mississippi 110 640 $129K
Nevada 91 435 $93.9K
Wyoming 64 391 $102K
Alaska 53 301 $66.1K
District of Columbia 75 268 $62.1K
Hawaii 62 217 $55.6K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GREG ZARELLI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled178

CLACKAMAS

Oregon

PHILIP SALTIEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled136

NEW YORK

New York

JOEL YOUNG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled131

ROCHESTER HILLS

Michigan

LINDA SMOTHERS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled118

GREAT BARRINGTON

Massachusetts

JAMES GRINDLE PMH NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled116

BANGOR

Maine

STEPHEN IKEDA M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled109

PLYMOUTH

Massachusetts

DONALD BALUN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled102

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

GRACE LAFOLLETTE CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled102

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

CHANDRAGUPTA VEDAK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled95

CRYSTAL LAKE

Illinois

DAVID SCHLAGEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled95

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

CHRISTINE SABALL TOBIN APRN BC RNCS

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled94

PITTSFIELD

Massachusetts

ROGELIO SILVA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled91

HENDERSON

Kentucky

ROBERT BULTEN M.D.

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Claims Filled90

WYOMING

Michigan

VIKEN MATOSSIAN M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled89

HOWELL

Michigan

GORDON WARNER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled86

CULLMAN

Alabama

TERRENCE EARLY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled84

SANTA BARBARA

California

MOHAMAD OCH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled80

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

SHERRYL ROSEN PMHCNS-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled79

LYNN

Massachusetts

KAY LEWIS M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled78

HOUSTON

Texas

SUSAN WILLIAMS APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled78

PALMER

Massachusetts

TODD MUNESES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled77

NEW FREEDOM

Pennsylvania

JOHN SCIALES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

FLUSHING

New York

LARRY SEXTON PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled76

AUGUSTA

Maine

HENRY WEHMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled76

CARLISLE

Pennsylvania

CRAIG LIDEN M.D.

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Claims Filled76

GIBSONIA

Pennsylvania