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SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). It is also used to relieve the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder, including mood swings, irritability, bloating, and breast tenderness. Sertraline is in a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by increasing the amounts of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

8M
Medicare Part D Claims
$130M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 621,767 $7.95M
California 616,049 $9.41M
New York 564,058 $9.23M
Pennsylvania 523,029 $7.82M
Texas 514,095 $7.34M
Ohio 444,780 $7.48M
Illinois 329,008 $4.58M
North Carolina 323,220 $4.61M
Georgia 276,574 $3.73M
Michigan 254,828 $3.79M
Tennessee 254,419 $3.22M
Missouri 226,254 $3.02M
Indiana 219,046 $3.19M
Massachusetts 214,172 $3.72M
Virginia 209,619 $3.06M
New Jersey 207,406 $3.18M
Kentucky 198,106 $2.64M
Wisconsin 188,944 $2.66M
Minnesota 180,247 $2.36M
Puerto Rico 176,319 $2.1M
Alabama 166,262 $2.02M
Washington 157,065 $2.32M
Arizona 143,745 $2.36M
South Carolina 143,642 $2M
Louisiana 133,802 $1.55M
Iowa 121,528 $1.34M
Oklahoma 118,012 $1.77M
Oregon 114,744 $1.63M
Arkansas 114,131 $1.42M
Connecticut 114,124 $1.76M
Mississippi 105,925 $1.22M
Kansas 105,245 $1.39M
Maryland 103,302 $1.82M
West Virginia 95,070 $1.44M
Colorado 90,777 $1.44M
Maine 77,193 $1.23M
Nebraska 71,630 $803K
New Mexico 57,509 $837K
Rhode Island 56,947 $893K
Utah 48,621 $761K
Nevada 47,066 $588K
Idaho 43,826 $643K
North Dakota 43,202 $519K
New Hampshire 38,886 $611K
South Dakota 33,225 $391K
Montana 31,403 $419K
Vermont 25,198 $390K
Delaware 20,411 $386K
Hawaii 16,884 $335K
Wyoming 15,035 $197K
Alaska 12,585 $175K
District of Columbia 11,190 $159K
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 SERTRALINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MIGUEL PEREZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,969

MIAMI

Florida

RIGOBERTO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,930

MIAMI

Florida

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,708

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,521

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,509

TUCKER

Georgia

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,453

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

ARA KADOYAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,429

GLENDALE

California

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,421

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

THOMAS HAYS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,353

BUFFALO

New York

EVELIO SOSA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,343

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JOEL GONCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,193

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,158

LENEXA

Kansas

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,136

TEXARKANA

Texas

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,085

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

JAMES RIDER D.O.

Claims Filled1,066

WINCHESTER

Kansas

ROBERT BENDER MD

Claims Filled1,066

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,019

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

MARY RUDYK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,008

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

MARK SLAVEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled989

ONEIDA

New York

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled988

WESTLAND

Michigan

JEFFREY AMIDON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled979

ROME

New York

JAMES LONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled970

LEXINGTON

North Carolina

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled959

DUNEDIN

Florida

JOSHUA SHUA-HAIM M.D

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled958

MANCHESTER

New Jersey

JAMES JEFFERY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled952

DECATUR

Alabama