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Prescriber Checkup » HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). This medicine is a diuretic (water pill). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

15.8M
Medicare Part D Claims
$95.2M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 1,822,390 $12.1M
Florida 1,172,967 $6.69M
New York 1,118,828 $6.37M
Pennsylvania 882,501 $4.9M
Texas 813,746 $4.72M
Ohio 687,550 $3.86M
Illinois 661,909 $3.55M
North Carolina 619,535 $3.27M
Massachusetts 533,976 $2.76M
Georgia 486,974 $2.63M
Tennessee 415,461 $2.1M
Virginia 413,964 $2.31M
Missouri 405,156 $2.17M
Washington 368,053 $2.03M
Michigan 357,229 $2.08M
Minnesota 342,372 $1.79M
Wisconsin 337,606 $1.92M
Kentucky 334,144 $1.7M
Puerto Rico 312,913 $1.65M
New Jersey 312,162 $1.98M
Indiana 309,109 $1.86M
Alabama 307,420 $1.54M
Louisiana 305,402 $1.62M
Arizona 263,916 $1.46M
South Carolina 249,245 $1.31M
Oregon 249,208 $1.35M
Iowa 231,593 $1.09M
Oklahoma 206,626 $1.15M
Mississippi 205,177 $1.01M
Maryland 192,886 $1.29M
Connecticut 187,843 $1.03M
Arkansas 186,557 $903K
Colorado 175,160 $1.09M
Kansas 162,245 $894K
West Virginia 141,140 $743K
New Mexico 111,118 $605K
Maine 107,846 $578K
Nebraska 99,053 $499K
Rhode Island 96,262 $456K
Nevada 94,007 $590K
Idaho 73,450 $416K
Utah 70,008 $389K
New Hampshire 68,552 $399K
Montana 61,999 $342K
North Dakota 57,135 $322K
Hawaii 55,681 $389K
South Dakota 54,205 $287K
Vermont 45,734 $256K
District of Columbia 37,555 $205K
Delaware 37,207 $261K
Wyoming 26,670 $146K
Alaska 18,370 $109K
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 HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CARLA FRIDMAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,303

MIAMI

Florida

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled2,173

DESOTO

Texas

JOSE CARDENAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,059

HIALEAH

Florida

ARTURO SUAREZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,747

HIALEAH

Florida

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,688

HIALEAH

Florida

JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,558

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSE GONZALEZ

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,537

HOBOKEN

New Jersey

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,535

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID DEMBINSKI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,530

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

DOYLE CAMPBELL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,501

PLANTATION

Florida

MOHSIN JAFFER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,484

COCONUT CREEK

Florida

JAMES COCHRAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,438

BAINBRIDGE

Georgia

MICHAEL SHEEHAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,339

RICHMOND

Virginia

JITENDRA PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,333

PORTSMOUTH

Ohio

SAMUEL NODAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,328

MIAMI

Florida

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,322

MIAMI

Florida

YAN SUAREZ MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled1,304

BRONX

New York

ORLANDO RANGEL M.D. P.A.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,293

TAMPA

Florida

PITT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Claims Filled1,271

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

HENRY SHOENTHAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,259

NEW PARIS

Pennsylvania

JEAN BALZORA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,256

BRONX

New York

LUIS FELIPE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,252

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE ESQUIVEL MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled1,239

LAKELAND

Florida

MARTA BETANCOURT

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,181

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,178

MIAMI

Florida