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GENTAMICIN SULFATE

Ophthalmic gentamicin is used to treat certain eye infections. Gentamicin is in a class of medications called antibiotics. It works by killing the bacteria that cause infection. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

169K
Medicare Part D Claims
$4.67M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 41,117 $501K
California 33,646 $493K
New York 25,573 $331K
Texas 22,994 $274K
Ohio 17,627 $193K
Pennsylvania 17,590 $218K
Illinois 15,823 $196K
Puerto Rico 14,394 $115K
Michigan 12,453 $152K
North Carolina 11,041 $144K
Georgia 10,293 $125K
Tennessee 10,098 $137K
Missouri 9,512 $113K
Alabama 8,710 $107K
New Jersey 8,342 $95.5K
Kentucky 7,581 $105K
Indiana 6,924 $89.4K
Virginia 6,632 $82.8K
Arizona 6,405 $75.9K
Louisiana 6,168 $68K
Wisconsin 5,447 $71.1K
Arkansas 5,155 $60.8K
Washington 5,122 $65.6K
Iowa 5,109 $61.1K
Mississippi 5,101 $58.6K
Oklahoma 5,033 $65.3K
Maryland 4,478 $55.6K
Minnesota 4,293 $71.4K
Kansas 3,950 $54.3K
South Carolina 3,603 $47.6K
Massachusetts 3,543 $50.3K
West Virginia 3,168 $42.4K
Colorado 2,855 $38.9K
Connecticut 2,700 $31.6K
Oregon 2,616 $33.3K
Nebraska 1,936 $25.6K
Rhode Island 1,688 $18K
Hawaii 1,562 $22K
Nevada 1,470 $16.8K
Delaware 1,352 $14K
Idaho 1,349 $23.6K
New Mexico 1,325 $15.5K
Utah 1,282 $18K
South Dakota 1,274 $16K
North Dakota 1,153 $14.1K
Maine 1,140 $12.9K
Montana 938 $16.9K
New Hampshire 719 $10.3K
Wyoming 619 $8,681
Vermont 421 $7,287
District of Columbia 364 $4,147
Alaska 261 $3,489
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 GENTAMICIN SULFATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM JACOBS D.P.M.

Podiatrist

Claims Filled750

NEW YORK

New York

RICK LIN D.O.

Dermatology

Claims Filled634

MCALLEN

Texas

JOHN DUGAN MD FAAO PA

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled569

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ARNOLD NOTHNAGEL DO

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled545

CANTON

Ohio

LARRY PERICH D.O.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled461

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

PAUL RASKAUSKAS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled446

FT MYERS

Florida

HOWARD LEVY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled426

WOODLAND HILLS

California

STANLEY CARSON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled415

LONG BEACH

California

RASHID TAHER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled398

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

ROLLINS TINDELL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled375

MOBILE

Alabama

RAFAEL CABRERA M.D.

Plastic Surgery

Claims Filled372

BOCA RATON

Florida

SCOTT COUSINS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled351

DURHAM

North Carolina

MARK MICHELS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled350

PALM BEACH GARDENS

Florida

ALAN WEITZ D.P.M.

Podiatrist

Claims Filled337

NEW YORK

New York

THEODORE STRANSKY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled316

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

CARL SODERSTROM M.D.

Claims Filled314

PEORIA

Illinois

RICHARD DUFFEY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled306

MOBILE

Alabama

GREGORY QUINLAN D.O.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled299

FORT SCOTT

Kansas

CLAXTON BAER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled297

CONCORD

North Carolina

BRIAN VITZ DO

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled293

YORK

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL SARUK M.D.

Procedural Dermatology

Claims Filled291

WILMINGTON

Delaware

ROBERT LEE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled281

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

RONALD SACHS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled276

CEDAR KNOLLS

New Jersey

AVTAR GHUMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled275

FT MYERS

Florida

MATTHEW APPENZELLER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled270

BURLINGTON

North Carolina