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Prescriber Checkup » HYDROMORPHONE HCL

HYDROMORPHONE HCL

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

444K
Medicare Part D Claims
$33.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 122,966 $5.88M
Florida 74,293 $3.09M
New York 43,667 $1.89M
Pennsylvania 35,085 $1.11M
Texas 32,112 $1.71M
Virginia 31,280 $1.11M
Washington 30,515 $877K
New Jersey 28,839 $907K
Michigan 28,524 $1.15M
Ohio 27,868 $1.14M
North Carolina 26,142 $804K
Illinois 25,629 $1.06M
Massachusetts 24,796 $690K
Colorado 24,647 $947K
Maryland 22,526 $655K
Oregon 20,529 $695K
Connecticut 20,229 $559K
Missouri 19,650 $869K
Minnesota 19,099 $509K
Georgia 18,024 $577K
Arizona 16,570 $618K
Indiana 13,321 $536K
Tennessee 13,224 $364K
South Carolina 12,921 $419K
Iowa 12,032 $485K
Wisconsin 10,394 $344K
Alabama 9,025 $279K
Nevada 8,817 $338K
Oklahoma 8,817 $347K
Arkansas 8,741 $372K
Louisiana 8,533 $235K
Kentucky 8,154 $323K
Kansas 7,886 $276K
New Hampshire 6,482 $183K
Vermont 6,427 $146K
Maine 6,390 $193K
West Virginia 5,680 $193K
Mississippi 5,234 $141K
Delaware 5,062 $179K
Idaho 4,870 $178K
New Mexico 4,827 $202K
Montana 4,685 $147K
Utah 3,982 $156K
Nebraska 3,261 $95.7K
North Dakota 2,645 $60.8K
Rhode Island 2,316 $74.5K
Hawaii 1,938 $61.2K
Wyoming 1,616 $43.5K
District of Columbia 1,450 $28.2K
South Dakota 1,405 $42.6K
Alaska 1,348 $47.8K
Puerto Rico 134 $3,506
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 »


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Top prescribers for HYDROMORPHONE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NORMAN BAADE D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled955

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

ALEJANDRO BLACHAR M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled853

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

JAYAM KRISHNA IYER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled850

CLEARWATER

Florida

GURPREET PADDA M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled797

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

EKATERINE CHIRADZE P. A .

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled699

LOS ANGELES

California

RAYMOND SORENSEN DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled688

TULSA

Oklahoma

JOEL JOSELEVITZ M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled683

HOUSTON

Texas

GUANG YANG M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled679

STOW

Ohio

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled633

ATHENS

Georgia

RENAUD RODRIGUE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled613

DALLAS

Texas

KAREN MELLODY ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled560

DES MOINES

Iowa

ABDUL NAUSHAD M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled549

FESTUS

Missouri

DANIEL BALDI D.O.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled522

DES MOINES

Iowa

DONOVAN HOLDER MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled511

CLIFTON SPRINGS

New York

MARVIN COVEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled494

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

PHILLIP RAJADAS MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled490

PUEBLO WEST

Colorado

MAHMOOD NASIR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled460

SUNBURY

Pennsylvania

LUCAS DERTING PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled460

PUEBLO

Colorado

ASHOK PARMAR M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled452

BAKERSFIELD

California

MARTIN HALE M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled449

PLANTATION

Florida

EDWIN COLON MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled442

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

REZIK SAQER M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled427

HOUSTON

Texas

JOHN WEBB M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled427

BEAUMONT

Texas

JULIO DIAZ MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled423

SANTA BARBARA

California

JEANINE GODEC PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled414

SEATTLE

Washington