ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » MINOXIDIL

MINOXIDIL

Treats high blood pressure that has not been controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

299K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 449 of 3362

$6.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 934 of 3362

60,378
Patients

Rank: 505 of 3362

41,779
Prescribers

Rank: 441 of 3362

More info on related drug Rogaine »

Information courtesy of

100%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 7,623 35,581 $863K
Texas 6,347 28,670 $625K
Florida 5,108 22,936 $442K
Georgia 2,576 13,026 $252K
New York 2,398 12,270 $252K
Tennessee 2,119 10,433 $204K
Pennsylvania 2,004 10,408 $233K
Illinois 2,175 10,212 $216K
North Carolina 1,928 10,204 $190K
Michigan 2,344 10,203 $257K
Ohio 1,958 9,401 $227K
Mississippi 1,490 8,646 $147K
Alabama 1,728 8,443 $167K
Louisiana 1,568 8,229 $156K
Virginia 1,721 8,098 $172K
Indiana 1,502 7,106 $173K
South Carolina 1,305 6,848 $119K
New Jersey 1,411 6,260 $126K
Missouri 1,201 6,109 $124K
Arkansas 926 5,257 $103K
Kentucky 983 4,773 $105K
Arizona 1,066 4,621 $96.4K
Maryland 1,050 4,546 $104K
Oklahoma 831 4,025 $89.5K
Wisconsin 835 3,915 $89.1K
Washington 756 3,644 $75.4K
Colorado 721 3,414 $85K
Minnesota 694 3,335 $87.3K
Massachusetts 552 2,914 $59.9K
West Virginia 457 2,255 $48.5K
Kansas 415 2,133 $44.3K
Nevada 504 2,092 $41.6K
Iowa 367 1,990 $39.8K
Connecticut 380 1,839 $39.1K
Oregon 342 1,649 $45.1K
Nebraska 276 1,500 $32K
District of Columbia 253 1,321 $20.8K
New Mexico 286 1,157 $30.7K
Idaho 196 917 $20.3K
Hawaii 187 823 $19.3K
Utah 203 803 $20.5K
Delaware 192 713 $22.4K
Rhode Island 115 611 $14.2K
New Hampshire 129 565 $14.1K
Maine 127 549 $15.5K
North Dakota 101 470 $9,843
Alaska 37 431 $5,472
Montana 79 401 $7,569
South Dakota 84 378 $7,925
Vermont 38 139 $4,591
Wyoming 27 93 $1,967
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for MINOXIDIL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KAREN PITTS CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled539

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

SUSAN BLAKENEY CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled288

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

NAGARAJA SRIDHAR MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled228

BUFFALO

New York

VEN CHIANG MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled207

VALDOSTA

Georgia

SANJAY KUMAR MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled204

WALTERBORO

South Carolina

JEFFREY LICHT M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled180

YAKIMA

Washington

JOHN NADEAU MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled172

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

WILLIAM BAILEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled168

JONESBORO

Arkansas

HARVEY GERSH MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled165

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

CHERIE WRIGHT CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled162

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

JAVED AHMAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled153

INDIO

California

RONALD PINKERTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled151

PICO RIVERA

California

RICHARD GAYLE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled146

RICHMOND

Virginia

JON THORNTON MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled144

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

AVEDIK SEMERJIAN MD, FACP, FASN

Nephrology

Claims Filled138

LAKEWOOD

California

DANIEL PATERSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled136

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

STEVEN UNKEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled135

FARMERVILLE

Louisiana

TODD MOTLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

RICHARD INGRAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

LAGRANGE

Georgia

DAVID NESSER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled129

DALLAS

Texas

JOSE LUIS LAMI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled128

CARSON

California

JOSEPH ANZALONE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled127

WENATCHEE

Washington

MUFID OTHMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled127

MACON

Georgia

JOHNNIE HINTON M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled126

EL DORADO

Arkansas

OSEMWEGIE EMOVON M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled124

CHARLESTON

South Carolina