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Prescriber Checkup » METOLAZONE

METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). This medicine is a diuretic ("water pill"). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

685K
Medicare Part D Claims
$25.6M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 68,286 $2.22M
New York 59,321 $1.53M
Florida 58,844 $1.6M
Texas 58,514 $1.75M
Pennsylvania 58,101 $1.32M
Illinois 48,259 $1.29M
Ohio 43,082 $1.11M
Georgia 30,916 $882K
North Carolina 30,266 $836K
Michigan 29,302 $880K
Missouri 26,791 $683K
Tennessee 24,165 $625K
Indiana 24,021 $621K
Alabama 23,870 $621K
New Jersey 22,457 $604K
Wisconsin 22,357 $476K
Kentucky 21,856 $570K
Virginia 19,183 $508K
Minnesota 18,927 $373K
Louisiana 18,168 $444K
Mississippi 17,740 $466K
Iowa 17,416 $361K
South Carolina 16,281 $473K
Oklahoma 16,191 $482K
Kansas 14,020 $334K
Puerto Rico 13,195 $302K
Massachusetts 13,132 $259K
Arkansas 13,085 $341K
Washington 12,609 $358K
Arizona 12,448 $356K
Maryland 10,361 $329K
Nebraska 9,949 $203K
Connecticut 9,847 $243K
West Virginia 9,591 $261K
Oregon 9,525 $247K
Colorado 8,572 $247K
Utah 5,448 $187K
Idaho 4,796 $123K
North Dakota 4,778 $86.1K
South Dakota 4,522 $85.3K
Nevada 4,062 $126K
New Mexico 3,885 $106K
Montana 3,861 $103K
Hawaii 3,501 $120K
Maine 3,046 $86K
Rhode Island 2,626 $47.5K
New Hampshire 2,513 $66.7K
Delaware 2,232 $69K
Vermont 1,865 $42.4K
Wyoming 1,813 $54.4K
District of Columbia 1,739 $55.9K
Alaska 839 $18.3K
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 METOLAZONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALPHONSO BERRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

GARY VIGILANTE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled140

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

EMILE WASSEL MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled139

UTICA

New York

DAVID HOYT D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled139

MERCER

Pennsylvania

FRANCOIS CHARLES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled139

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RONALD BOSH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

BATAVIA

Illinois

RANDALL KEMP D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

SEMINOLE

Oklahoma

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

HICKORY

North Carolina

EHAB KAISER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled137

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

PRADEEP GIRIYAPPA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled137

MANITOWOC

Wisconsin

BEN KITCHENS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled137

IUKA

Mississippi

CHARLES BOYETTE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled137

BELHAVEN

North Carolina

STEPHEN HARLESS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled136

PURVIS

Mississippi

JOSEPH LEE M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled136

RIVERSIDE

California

JOSEPH ALISKY MD PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled136

AURORA

Colorado

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled136

CULLMAN

Alabama

KENNETH BURNHAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled135

MOBILE

Alabama

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled135

DUBLIN

Georgia

PERRY TAACA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled135

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

HEMCHAND KOLLI M.D

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled135

HEMET

California

RAKESH SAXENA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled134

ALMA

Michigan

WILLIAM SMUCKER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled134

AKRON

Ohio

MOUSTAFA MOUSTAFA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled134

ORANGEBURG

South Carolina

LEE KLOPFENSTEIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled133

VAN WERT

Ohio

ROBERT FIERER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

HARRISBURG

Pennsylvania