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Prescriber Checkup » CHLORTHALIDONE

CHLORTHALIDONE

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

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

353K
Medicare Part D Claims
$8.93M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 59,363 $775K
New York 52,984 $713K
Florida 36,311 $491K
North Carolina 30,108 $408K
Pennsylvania 26,176 $314K
Georgia 23,654 $309K
Illinois 22,995 $311K
Texas 22,278 $319K
Ohio 22,192 $315K
Massachusetts 21,457 $253K
Minnesota 20,678 $317K
Missouri 19,023 $254K
Virginia 18,656 $276K
Washington 18,088 $268K
Michigan 17,141 $261K
Tennessee 16,010 $218K
Oregon 15,753 $205K
Alabama 15,385 $184K
South Carolina 15,052 $196K
Wisconsin 14,474 $220K
Indiana 12,270 $173K
Kentucky 12,151 $164K
Mississippi 10,994 $143K
New Jersey 10,524 $157K
Iowa 9,696 $119K
Connecticut 9,134 $120K
Louisiana 8,547 $124K
Arkansas 8,020 $102K
Puerto Rico 7,880 $83.5K
Arizona 7,320 $109K
Colorado 6,781 $99.7K
Oklahoma 6,695 $98.8K
Maryland 6,104 $90.8K
Kansas 6,076 $88.8K
Rhode Island 5,557 $62K
Nebraska 4,502 $58.1K
Maine 4,339 $64.3K
Idaho 3,697 $58.6K
New Mexico 3,358 $44.6K
Utah 3,125 $48.7K
Vermont 2,972 $46.9K
New Hampshire 2,890 $41.8K
West Virginia 2,877 $41.9K
Nevada 2,805 $37.4K
Montana 2,727 $39K
Hawaii 2,208 $28K
District of Columbia 1,179 $15K
South Dakota 1,146 $15.8K
North Dakota 1,083 $16K
Delaware 933 $16K
Wyoming 650 $11.1K
Alaska 479 $6,967
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 CHLORTHALIDONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RICHARD MERRILL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled222

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

STEPHAN BURGESON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled221

WOODBURY

Minnesota

MICHAEL FARRAR MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled220

NORTH KANSAS CITY

Missouri

D HENRY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled220

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

ROY FAGAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled219

REIDSVILLE

North Carolina

PAUL RUESTOW M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled218

CHICAGO

Illinois

WILLIAM WRIGHT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled217

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

FRANK CIVITARESE D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled215

CARNEGIE

Pennsylvania

KENNETH CARTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled215

GRANITE FALLS

Minnesota

DOUGLAS KELLING M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled214

CONCORD

North Carolina

JOHN JENKINS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled214

JACKSON

Tennessee

FREDRICK WEISENSEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled213

CORVALLIS

Oregon

FRED MARKS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled212

STATESVILLE

North Carolina

CRES MIRANDA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled210

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

BRYAN CALCOTE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled210

BROOKHAVEN

Mississippi

RICHARD GREENE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled210

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

DAVID JUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled209

HILO

Hawaii

MARLENE PRICE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled208

BROOKLYN

New York

THOMAS LIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled206

TORRANCE

California

ROBERT GUERRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled205

LOMPOC

California

GORDON HANDELSMAN M.D>

Family Medicine

Claims Filled204

MUNHALL

Pennsylvania

RICHARD SPONG M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled203

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

FREDRICK RUSSO MD.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled203

PORTER RANCH

California

JOSEPH STUBBS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled202

ALBANY

Georgia

PHILIP MELLEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled201

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi