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Prescriber Checkup » MINOXIDIL

MINOXIDIL

Treats high blood pressure that has not been controlled with other medicines. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

208K
Medicare Part D Claims
$8.54M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 34,348 $1.2M
Texas 29,312 $836K
Florida 23,731 $615K
Georgia 14,351 $347K
Illinois 12,855 $341K
New York 11,927 $291K
Tennessee 11,922 $294K
Pennsylvania 11,146 $291K
North Carolina 10,618 $259K
Ohio 10,318 $290K
Michigan 10,242 $286K
Mississippi 9,211 $206K
Virginia 8,789 $244K
Alabama 8,602 $211K
Louisiana 8,279 $209K
South Carolina 7,227 $178K
Indiana 6,834 $189K
Missouri 6,189 $165K
New Jersey 5,730 $148K
Kentucky 5,400 $146K
Arkansas 5,385 $149K
Maryland 5,012 $145K
Arizona 4,661 $123K
Oklahoma 4,616 $126K
Wisconsin 4,564 $117K
Washington 3,938 $107K
Minnesota 3,904 $130K
Colorado 3,808 $126K
Massachusetts 2,737 $68.1K
Puerto Rico 2,418 $49K
West Virginia 2,339 $65K
Kansas 2,180 $56.1K
Iowa 1,949 $51.6K
Nevada 1,867 $46.8K
Connecticut 1,848 $51K
Oregon 1,749 $54.2K
Nebraska 1,672 $45.6K
New Mexico 1,503 $45.8K
District of Columbia 979 $23K
Idaho 966 $28.7K
Delaware 940 $28.6K
Utah 866 $25.3K
Hawaii 805 $26.5K
Rhode Island 659 $16.8K
Maine 571 $19.1K
North Dakota 531 $13.1K
New Hampshire 518 $16.1K
Montana 434 $12.3K
Alaska 428 $8,447
South Dakota 401 $10.6K
Vermont 271 $7,765
Wyoming 121 $2,783
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 MINOXIDIL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MOWAFFAQ SAID MD

Claims Filled103

SIKESTON

Missouri

HONG KIM M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled102

GARDEN GROVE

California

RONALD PINKERTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled102

PICO RIVERA

California

MAUREEN LAWLOR M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled102

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

SAGHIR AHMED MD

Specialist

Claims Filled101

MACON

Georgia

KAMLESH GUPTA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled101

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

MICHAEL WALLS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled100

CONROE

Texas

DON HOLLANDSWORTH D.O.

Nephrology

Claims Filled100

OLYMPIA FIELDS

Illinois

SARAVANAN BALAMUTHUSAMY M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled100

TUCSON

Arizona

GAUTAM DASGUPTA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled99

ATHENS

Georgia

DANA KUMJIAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled99

SAVANNAH

Georgia

SHAHID HUSSAIN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled99

EL CENTRO

California

YANGMING CAO MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled98

FRESNO

California

SU YI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled98

LONG BEACH

California

JORGE DIEGO MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled98

MIAMI

Florida

GREGORY MAIDOH M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled97

HOUMA

Louisiana

THAW TUN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled96

HENRY

Illinois

CHARLES BETTS MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled95

KITTANNING

Pennsylvania

ASIF RAHMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled95

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

STEVEN ONG MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled94

FAIRFIELD

California

DAVID BEN ASHER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled94

TUCSON

Arizona

TIMOTHY CURLEY MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled93

CHESAPEAKE

Virginia

PARTHA SRINIVASAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled93

GALESBURG

Illinois

NEIL HANNIGAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled92

TACOMA

Washington

PAGIEL SHECHTER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled92

CULVER CITY

California