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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
ERIN BLUNCK P.A.-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled238

APPLE VALLEY

California

PETER KOSEK MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled236

EUGENE

Oregon

AMY BECERRA P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled235

BAKERSFIELD

California

WALTER ELLIS M.D.

Claims Filled234

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

PETER WHITE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled232

UPLAND

California

SAMYADEV DATTA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled232

HACKENSACK

New Jersey

CHAIM MANDELBAUM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled232

NEW YORK

New York

GWEN WISE ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled231

SEATTLE

Washington

REUBEN HENDERSON DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled231

LANSING

Michigan

KAMAL KABAKIBOU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled230

ATLANTA

Georgia

BENJAMIN VENGER M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled230

FORT MOHAVE

Arizona

HOWARD BAER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled227

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

MICHAEL SCHUSTER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled227

MANHATTAN

Kansas

NAHEED BASHIR M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled227

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

MICHAEL BUTLER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled226

BREMERTON

Washington

GINA DAVIS RN, NP, PMHNP, MSN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled225

REDDING

California

BART GATZ M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled224

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

ALAN ALBARRACIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled224

WICHITA

Kansas

MELANIE WALKER NP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled221

BILLINGS

Montana

DANYA GODOY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled220

ST. PETERSBURG

Florida

GREGORY ZOLKOWSKI DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled220

BOLIVAR

Missouri

MANJIT RANDHAWA D.O.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled219

DALLAS

Texas

JORGE ALVEAR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled219

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

JERI NORMAN D.O

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled219

TAMPA

Florida

DOUGLAS PRITCHARD M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled219

STATESVILLE

North Carolina