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Prescriber Checkup » ALLOPURINOL

ALLOPURINOL

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

6.7M
Medicare Part D Claims
$49.2M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 688,790 $7.15M
Florida 475,794 $3.2M
New York 358,495 $2.68M
Texas 349,785 $2.37M
Pennsylvania 343,075 $2.23M
Ohio 301,038 $2.22M
Illinois 265,226 $1.82M
North Carolina 250,193 $1.63M
Georgia 219,202 $1.38M
Tennessee 192,242 $1.25M
Michigan 181,760 $1.35M
Missouri 168,274 $1.11M
Wisconsin 156,554 $1.16M
Indiana 155,022 $1.15M
Virginia 149,695 $1.11M
Massachusetts 148,738 $987K
Alabama 138,968 $871K
New Jersey 137,918 $1.01M
Kentucky 135,471 $899K
Louisiana 128,521 $783K
Washington 123,676 $930K
Minnesota 119,650 $963K
South Carolina 115,013 $736K
Mississippi 105,726 $611K
Arizona 101,847 $730K
Iowa 101,687 $636K
Oregon 89,216 $721K
Arkansas 88,754 $515K
Oklahoma 86,939 $636K
Colorado 84,094 $831K
Kansas 75,932 $512K
Connecticut 73,596 $557K
Maryland 65,265 $565K
West Virginia 58,025 $382K
Nebraska 56,865 $354K
Hawaii 50,758 $496K
Nevada 48,588 $348K
New Mexico 34,150 $254K
Utah 33,019 $238K
Idaho 32,604 $250K
Maine 32,160 $266K
Rhode Island 31,811 $180K
Montana 26,567 $189K
South Dakota 24,979 $167K
North Dakota 23,286 $160K
New Hampshire 22,000 $174K
Delaware 13,078 $110K
Wyoming 12,540 $88.6K
Vermont 12,457 $92.6K
District of Columbia 8,069 $66K
Alaska 7,179 $51.8K
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?

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Top prescribers for ALLOPURINOL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WEI SUN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled2,270

NEW YORK

New York

MIRZA HAMIRANI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,260

VIENNA

West Virginia

LISA WEBER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled983

WICHITA

Kansas

JOSEPH THOMAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled976

VALDOSTA

Georgia

FRANCISCO PONS MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled975

MIAMI

Florida

PANKAJ VYAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled957

BENSON

North Carolina

BASHAR ALZAHABI MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled942

EFFINGHAM

Illinois

RAYMOND DERDERIAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled922

BEAUMONT

Texas

STEPHEN THOMSEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled913

UNION CITY

New Jersey

MOHAMMED SIKDER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled787

TUCSON

Arizona

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled785

LOS ANGELES

California

RODNEY ONO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled737

HILO

Hawaii

FADI AKOUM M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled710

RICHLAND

Washington

TONG SUN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled704

MODESTO

California

RAFFI MINASIAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled697

GLENDALE

California

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled685

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled657

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

EVANGELIO GONZALEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled656

VILLA RICA

Georgia

MARK ROBERTS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled653

EVERGREEN

Alabama

SANJAY MADAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled651

CLEARWATER

Florida

SHYAMAL SARKAR MD

Specialist

Claims Filled647

JACKSON

Tennessee

JOSE GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled640

HIALEAH

Florida

JIM-JER HWU MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled639

MONTEREY PARK

California

MICHAEL LEE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled635

FORT DODGE

Iowa

JEFFERY WARREN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled630

MEMPHIS

Tennessee