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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
PHILLIP IMMESOETE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled711

PEORIA

Illinois

QUINTON WELDON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled707

AMERICUS

Georgia

ARNOLD TEPPER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled691

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

GARY FIGIEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled690

ATLANTA

Georgia

CHARLES SWENSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled686

MINOT

North Dakota

CINDY WOOD MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled685

LA CROSSE

Wisconsin

VALENTIN BRAGIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled684

BROOKLYN

New York

WELDON MALLGREN D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled683

CLAREMORE

Oklahoma

MARTA BETANCOURT

Family Medicine

Claims Filled681

HIALEAH

Florida

RAMILO GATAPIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled673

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

QUINTON MEEK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled671

LEBANON

Kentucky

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled669

VANCOUVER

Washington

MOHMMAD MUNIR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled668

DEDHAM

Massachusetts

ERIC HILGEFORD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled665

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

DAVID MYERS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled662

METAIRIE

Louisiana

WAYNE ENNS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled661

PARIS

Arkansas

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled661

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JAMES ESHLEMAN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled654

NORWAY

Maine

ROGER ROUSSEAU MD, PA

Psychiatry

Claims Filled647

MIAMI

Florida

SHAOTSENG LEE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled647

PEORIA

Illinois

PRATAP SOURI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled645

BARNESVILLE

Ohio

CHARLES RODWELL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled641

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

MICHAEL ONEKA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled640

MUSKEGON

Michigan

RON RANKIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled638

AMARILLO

Texas

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled636

SMYRNA

Georgia