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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
JEFFRY LESTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOBART

Oklahoma

SANDRA SCHLETER APRN BC CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled50

GOLDEN VALLEY

Minnesota

MUHAMMAD UMER M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TEANECK

New Jersey

NOEL ROBINSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ABILENE

Texas

MICHAEL COY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

STUART FORMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MIDDLETOWN

Connecticut

MATTHEW GASPAR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

DAVID WHALEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SUMTER

South Carolina

MATTHEW SNOW MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

BRUCE ROSEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

UXBRIDGE

Massachusetts

NEDDA HENDLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BOUNTIFUL

Utah

GREGORY STIEFEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MULLICA HILL

New Jersey

ROBERT RUSKIEWICZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

JOHN SCHULZE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

MADELINE DANNY D.O

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRYN MAWR

Pennsylvania

LAQUITA SANDMAN NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

JAMESTOWN

Tennessee

ELIZABETH DREW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DOYLESTOWN

Pennsylvania

GLEN ANDERSON RPA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

WARRENSBURG

New York

CURTISS COMBS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TEMECULA

California

JAMES CORONA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ORLAND

California

MELINDA WANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHELBY

Ohio

JOSEPH MATTOX MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

KENDALL BROWN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

DALLAS

Texas

MARK BEALE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

ELIZABETH ANTHONY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PINOLE

California