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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
KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled766

TROUP

Texas

DAVID DUNDEE MD, CMD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled764

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

THWAN HAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled758

GRANITE CITY

Illinois

AJAY CHAWLA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled755

SHELBY

Ohio

TERRY ARNOLD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled753

LEXINGTON

North Carolina

ALINA NODAL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled749

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT LEBOW M.D.,

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled748

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled748

FORT WORTH

Texas

JAIME DUARTE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled746

HOUSTON

Texas

JAMES SEXSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled744

AUSTELL

Georgia

MAXIMO PARAYNO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled737

FRESNO

California

EDWARD WARREN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled737

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

STEVEN LEWIS D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled737

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled732

HIALEAH

Florida

KENNETH RICKLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled728

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

DANIEL PIERCE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled728

SACO

Maine

SHARAD LAKDAWALA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled727

TAMPA

Florida

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled726

WICHITA

Kansas

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled725

COLUMBIA

Missouri

JEROLD MEYER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled725

COSHOCTON

Ohio

WILLIAM FOLLETT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled719

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

LUIS GUERRERO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled719

MIAMI

Florida

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled718

DUBLIN

Georgia

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Claims Filled717

COLUMBIA

Missouri

TIMOTHY ESTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled714

JACKSON

Mississippi