ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » HYDROXYUREA

HYDROXYUREA

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

285K
Medicare Part D Claims
$10.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 28,448 $1.38M
Florida 22,358 $810K
New York 21,725 $800K
Pennsylvania 16,338 $542K
Texas 14,178 $524K
Ohio 12,407 $509K
Illinois 11,708 $419K
North Carolina 9,558 $341K
Michigan 8,633 $312K
New Jersey 8,607 $342K
Georgia 7,672 $282K
Massachusetts 7,477 $259K
Wisconsin 7,296 $261K
Missouri 6,920 $223K
Minnesota 6,648 $268K
Indiana 5,943 $222K
Virginia 5,923 $231K
Washington 5,789 $212K
Tennessee 5,154 $183K
Arizona 4,901 $199K
South Carolina 4,408 $153K
Alabama 4,393 $141K
Oregon 4,304 $178K
Connecticut 4,290 $161K
Iowa 4,229 $135K
Louisiana 4,012 $146K
Kentucky 3,599 $125K
Colorado 3,442 $151K
Arkansas 2,935 $93.3K
Kansas 2,922 $99.7K
Maryland 2,877 $120K
Mississippi 2,610 $87.6K
Oklahoma 2,608 $95.6K
Nebraska 2,292 $75.2K
Nevada 2,181 $78.1K
West Virginia 1,785 $62.1K
Rhode Island 1,583 $44.9K
Maine 1,389 $56.5K
New Mexico 1,377 $51.7K
Hawaii 1,180 $51.2K
New Hampshire 1,176 $43.5K
Idaho 1,140 $48.4K
Utah 1,101 $46.2K
South Dakota 1,064 $35.2K
North Dakota 1,061 $34.5K
Montana 951 $37.2K
Vermont 724 $27.8K
Delaware 592 $26.5K
District of Columbia 491 $20.1K
Wyoming 339 $11.5K
Alaska 147 $5,580
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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 drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for HYDROXYUREA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ABDULLAH KUTLAR MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled300

AUGUSTA

Georgia

EDDIE HU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled215

ALHAMBRA

California

ANDREW SCHNEIDER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled203

TAMARAC

Florida

MOREY BLINDER MD

Hematology

Claims Filled190

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

KAMAL PATEL M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled187

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

ELLIOTT WINTON M.D.

Hematology

Claims Filled186

ATLANTA

Georgia

MICHAEL MCHALE MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled176

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

SERGIO XIQUES M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled166

MIAMI

Florida

WILLIAM LAWRENCE MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled165

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

PAUL SWERDLOW MD

Hematology

Claims Filled159

DETROIT

Michigan

ROSLYN ROMANOWSKI MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled159

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

WILLIAM PIERCE M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled156

SALEM

Oregon

RICHARD MUNDIS M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled155

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

SAADIA CHOHAN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled153

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

MICHAEL ZAKEM D.O.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled153

WYOMING

Michigan

DONALD WENDER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled152

SIOUX CITY

Iowa

XIUSHENG QIN M.D., PH.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled149

KALAMAZOO

Michigan

JAYANTHI SRINIVASIAH MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled147

DECATUR

Georgia

RICHARD KOSINSKI M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled144

TRAVERSE CITY

Michigan

ANNE GREIST M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled140

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

THOMAS JONES MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled138

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

JAMES CONWAY MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled137

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

EDUARDO GOMEZ MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled133

HIALEAH

Florida

WARREN BANTA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled133

LOS ANGELES

California

ERIC BATTS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled133

HOLLAND

Michigan