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Prescriber Checkup » CEFUROXIME

CEFUROXIME

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

810K
Medicare Part D Claims
$13.2M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Texas 63,754 $1M
Pennsylvania 50,739 $762K
Florida 50,676 $796K
New York 44,569 $741K
California 43,608 $835K
Ohio 35,227 $625K
Georgia 34,287 $543K
New Jersey 33,796 $502K
North Carolina 31,639 $484K
Tennessee 26,970 $411K
Virginia 26,667 $475K
Illinois 26,270 $437K
Alabama 21,402 $319K
Kentucky 21,322 $347K
Missouri 20,402 $336K
Mississippi 18,271 $279K
Michigan 17,578 $270K
Indiana 16,383 $265K
Maryland 15,174 $241K
Louisiana 15,097 $232K
West Virginia 14,830 $236K
Wisconsin 12,975 $226K
Connecticut 12,808 $201K
Minnesota 12,745 $237K
South Carolina 12,176 $186K
Washington 12,141 $212K
Massachusetts 11,357 $184K
Oklahoma 11,135 $185K
Arkansas 10,160 $159K
Iowa 9,568 $159K
Colorado 8,801 $166K
Kansas 8,633 $144K
Nebraska 6,264 $104K
Arizona 6,171 $115K
Utah 5,985 $102K
South Dakota 5,191 $87.6K
Oregon 4,525 $76K
New Mexico 3,587 $58K
Rhode Island 3,459 $61.2K
Idaho 3,405 $62.6K
Maine 2,713 $49.5K
Montana 2,694 $45.8K
Nevada 2,654 $46.3K
New Hampshire 2,197 $36.8K
North Dakota 1,949 $30.5K
Wyoming 1,938 $32.7K
Hawaii 1,934 $38.1K
Delaware 1,615 $27.4K
Vermont 1,300 $19.3K
District of Columbia 466 $7,456
Alaska 363 $7,613
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 CEFUROXIME

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,020

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

KULMEET KUNDLAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled545

LAKE WALES

Florida

FAREED KANNOUT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled525

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

ISAAC MADEB MD

Specialist

Claims Filled429

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERT VOGEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled418

MIDLAND

Texas

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled388

DUBLIN

Georgia

ROBERT BROUSSE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled381

METAIRIE

Louisiana

RONALDO FACTORIZA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled368

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

MOHSEN MOGHADDAM M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled346

TARZANA

California

TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled333

MARYVILLE

Illinois

JAYRAJ SHAH MD

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled331

LAWRENCEBURG

Tennessee

LIBBYETTE WRIGHT M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled328

HOUSTON

Texas

EDWARD HAWKINS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled324

REIDSVILLE

North Carolina

MARK DANIEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled316

ELBERTON

Georgia

SALEEM MAHMOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled313

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

JOHN SIBILLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled312

SUNSET

Louisiana

KUSHAL SINGH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled302

RUSSELLVILLE

Kentucky

JYOTI MEHTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled302

WILLIAMSBURG

Ohio

THOMAS DAHLBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled297

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

BARRY TILLMAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled288

VIDALIA

Louisiana

EDWARD GHEILER MD

Urology

Claims Filled284

HIALEAH

Florida

TOM LONGEST MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled283

BRUCE

Mississippi

KAMLESH DAVE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled281

LAGRANGE

Kentucky

MELECIO ABORDO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled277

JACKSON

Kentucky

BIPIN BHATT MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled277

SEBRING

Florida