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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
FRANCIS KELLEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled199

RENO

Nevada

FRANK TREFNY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled199

KINGSTREE

South Carolina

GARY JAMES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled199

MARION

Kentucky

GARY CRAWFORD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled199

WALLACE

North Carolina

DAVID JANEWAY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled198

ARLINGTON

Washington

OMAR MUSHFIQ MD, MPH

Nephrology

Claims Filled197

ATHENS

Georgia

JAMES WITHERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled197

KOSCIUSKO

Mississippi

ERNEST DUNN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled197

BAYBORO

North Carolina

KENNETH KRONLUND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled196

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

JAMES WARRINGTON MD

Claims Filled195

CLARKSDALE

Mississippi

ELISABETH BRODERICK MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled195

LYNN

Massachusetts

CHARLES MCCOY MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled194

EAST PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

DONALD DEBRUYN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled194

MANITOWOC

Wisconsin

MICHAEL DEEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled193

ALMA

Georgia

ROBERT ERDIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled193

HIGH POINT

North Carolina

MARINA SAKSONOVA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled193

REGO PARK

New York

RAYMOND RAUT M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled192

DANBURY

Connecticut

GARY STANDKE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled192

WEST HILLS

California

ROGER WILLIAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled191

CAVE CITY

Kentucky

MARK ROTHSCHILD MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled190

THE VILLAGES

Florida

ROGER BENEITONE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled190

WESTFIELD

Massachusetts

ARIE SZATKOWSKI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled190

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

EUGENE LANGEVIN D.O.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled189

JOPLIN

Missouri

KEVIN OLTMANNS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled189

STILLWATER

Oklahoma

GUY DE GENT M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled188

EDEN

North Carolina