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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
FERNANDO MENDEZ-VILLAMIL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled943

MIAMI

Florida

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled913

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

MARIO AGUADO MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled882

MIAMI

Florida

RICKIE SANDER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled877

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

ELEANOR LAVRETSKY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled876

BEVERLY HILLS

California

OBUL REDDY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled875

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

JOSEPH BRENES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled873

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

ROBERT HANNUM D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled869

TAMPA

Florida

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled853

CULLMAN

Alabama

MICHAEL KLUFAS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled847

CUMBERLAND

Rhode Island

RAOUF KODSY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled840

UTICA

New York

MARC NEVIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled839

SALEM

Virginia

BRAD WHITNEY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled831

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

SAMUEL NEWSOME MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled828

KING

North Carolina

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled813

LORAIN

Ohio

PAUL MCFADDEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled807

DOVER

Ohio

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled806

MAUMEE

Ohio

RICHARD ORR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled804

HIGH POINT

North Carolina

ROBERT LEE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled801

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

BHADRESHKUMAR PARIKH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled790

TAMARAC

Florida

TIMOTHY FREEMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled789

CINCINNATI

Ohio

LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled779

BUSHNELL

Florida

RONALD GOLDBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled779

HAVERHILL

Massachusetts

STEVEN FOGELMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled768

ROME

New York

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled767

DALLAS

Texas