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METHYLPHENIDATE ER

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

180K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 553 of 3393

$41.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 519 of 3393

29,255
Patients

Rank: 660 of 3393

28,590
Prescribers

Rank: 535 of 3393

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60%

of people say

it's worth it

42%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

124K

2012

141K

2013

159K

2014

176K

2015

170K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$17.3M

2012

$22.6M

2013

$26.5M

2014

$39.8M

2015

$39.7M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$719

2012

$853

2013

$960

2014

$1,381

2015

$1,434

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Massachusetts 1,962 12,860 $2.83M
Pennsylvania 1,682 10,970 $2.38M
New York 1,891 10,642 $2.6M
California 2,223 10,611 $3.44M
Michigan 1,624 9,673 $2.23M
Ohio 1,231 7,657 $1.69M
Wisconsin 1,025 6,962 $1.54M
Minnesota 1,049 6,808 $1.65M
Illinois 918 6,108 $1.22M
Florida 1,180 5,904 $1.37M
Texas 1,143 5,852 $1.38M
Washington 1,029 5,642 $1.45M
North Carolina 988 5,291 $1.16M
Oregon 762 4,412 $1.22M
Maine 596 4,204 $796K
New Jersey 591 3,941 $800K
Indiana 669 3,797 $784K
Iowa 511 3,556 $760K
Virginia 676 3,486 $774K
Georgia 614 3,402 $766K
Missouri 529 3,306 $699K
Maryland 621 3,208 $834K
Colorado 518 3,098 $707K
Connecticut 528 2,969 $757K
Arizona 508 2,637 $661K
Vermont 363 2,551 $516K
South Carolina 416 2,481 $513K
Tennessee 429 2,454 $535K
New Hampshire 342 2,164 $424K
Kansas 346 2,124 $412K
Kentucky 329 1,800 $356K
Utah 288 1,789 $396K
Alabama 319 1,766 $381K
Idaho 298 1,719 $406K
Nebraska 215 1,484 $351K
Montana 220 1,368 $274K
New Mexico 214 1,271 $295K
Rhode Island 192 1,234 $284K
Louisiana 242 1,189 $297K
Oklahoma 192 1,027 $232K
South Dakota 145 1,013 $191K
West Virginia 142 891 $195K
Arkansas 156 789 $166K
North Dakota 133 786 $155K
Delaware 108 659 $169K
Mississippi 109 567 $117K
Wyoming 61 406 $85K
Nevada 82 371 $94.1K
Hawaii 64 311 $75.3K
District of Columbia 71 287 $71.1K
Alaska 52 242 $52.4K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for METHYLPHENIDATE ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GREG ZARELLI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled177

CLACKAMAS

Oregon

JOEL YOUNG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled139

ROCHESTER HILLS

Michigan

ROGELIO SILVA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled130

HENDERSON

Kentucky

LINDA SMOTHERS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled121

GREAT BARRINGTON

Massachusetts

LARRY SEXTON PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled116

AUGUSTA

Maine

RICHARD NAIMARK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled112

DOVER

New Hampshire

STEPHEN IKEDA M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled107

PLYMOUTH

Massachusetts

SANDRA ST. GERMAIN NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled106

BANGOR

Maine

GORDON WARNER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled95

CULLMAN

Alabama

PHILIP SALTIEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled95

NEW YORK

New York

PHILIP MULLER D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled95

SIOUX CITY

Iowa

ANTHONY ERDMANN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled95

LYNN

Massachusetts

KISANI OGWARO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled94

TUCSON

Arizona

ROBERT BULTEN M.D.

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Claims Filled90

WYOMING

Michigan

TIMOTHY RASMUSSEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled90

WAITE PARK

Minnesota

JAMES GRINDLE PMH NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled90

BANGOR

Maine

LINDA ZAMVIL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled89

MORRISVILLE

Vermont

DORIS GREENBERG MD

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Claims Filled88

SAVANNAH

Georgia

MICHELLE CHAMBERLAND PMH-NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled87

BANGOR

Maine

MARSHALL LUCAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled86

THE WOODLANDS

Texas

CRAIG LIDEN M.D.

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Claims Filled85

GIBSONIA

Pennsylvania

DAVID SCHLAGEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled84

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

TERRENCE EARLY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled82

SANTA BARBARA

California

MATTHEW THOMAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled81

SARASOTA

Florida

DONALD BALUN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled81

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri