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Prescriber Checkup » MINOCYCLINE HCL

MINOCYCLINE HCL

Minocycline is used to treat bacterial infections including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; acne; and infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems. It can also be used to eliminate bacteria from your nose and throat that may cause meningitis (swelling of tissues around the brain) in others, even though you may not have an infection. Minocycline is in a class of medications called tetracycline antibiotics. It works by preventing the growth and spread of bacteria. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

131K
Medicare Part D Claims
$8.22M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Texas 24,738 $698K
California 17,780 $620K
Florida 15,405 $439K
Ohio 13,747 $451K
New York 12,939 $469K
Pennsylvania 11,830 $342K
Minnesota 8,621 $248K
Illinois 8,483 $255K
North Carolina 8,377 $255K
Tennessee 7,609 $210K
Massachusetts 7,564 $277K
Washington 7,477 $229K
Michigan 7,156 $238K
Wisconsin 6,478 $204K
Kansas 6,199 $160K
Georgia 6,159 $167K
Indiana 5,966 $190K
Missouri 5,914 $169K
Kentucky 5,231 $159K
Iowa 4,939 $134K
Louisiana 4,936 $118K
Oregon 4,732 $147K
Connecticut 4,711 $151K
South Carolina 4,684 $131K
New Jersey 4,534 $173K
Arizona 4,466 $139K
Virginia 4,360 $142K
Alabama 4,101 $106K
Oklahoma 3,983 $112K
Nebraska 3,981 $101K
Colorado 3,140 $98.6K
Mississippi 2,921 $67K
Arkansas 2,905 $77.2K
Maine 2,664 $69.1K
Puerto Rico 2,394 $45.1K
Idaho 2,319 $68.7K
Maryland 2,267 $90.1K
Utah 2,019 $58.8K
South Dakota 1,847 $51.5K
West Virginia 1,605 $46.4K
Nevada 1,425 $47.3K
New Mexico 1,423 $44.3K
Montana 1,283 $36.6K
Delaware 935 $33.8K
North Dakota 916 $25.1K
Rhode Island 904 $29.6K
New Hampshire 730 $24.6K
Hawaii 644 $31.5K
Vermont 496 $13.7K
Wyoming 418 $13.8K
District of Columbia 169 $5,841
Alaska 138 $4,244
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 MINOCYCLINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RICHARD WALDMAN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled135

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

STEPHEN BLATT MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled135

CINCINNATI

Ohio

KENNETH MIDDLEBROOKS M.D

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled135

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

REX LARGEN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled134

LINCOLN

Nebraska

ANNAPURNA BHAT MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled130

STOCKBRIDGE

Georgia

ERIC FULNECKY MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled130

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

KEVIN KIA MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled129

GARLAND

Texas

MICHAEL LAWLOR MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled129

HARTFORD

Connecticut

ERIC SHNAYDER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled129

KINNELON

New Jersey

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled128

LENEXA

Kansas

JOHN CHUNG MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled127

DALTON

Georgia

DRORE EISEN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled126

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ROBERT CHAPPELL M.D.

Clinical Laboratory Dermatological Immunology

Claims Filled125

ODESSA

Texas

ARLIS LOE MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled125

TEXARKANA

Texas

SCOTT HOBSON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled124

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

MAREK STAWISKI MD

Claims Filled123

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

JOHN POWELL M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled122

RICHMOND HEIGHTS

Missouri

IRA THORLA M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled122

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

LOUIS RUSIN

Dermatology

Claims Filled120

MINNETONKA

Minnesota

JIMMY SCHMIDT M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled119

HOUSTON

Texas

JOHN SURRATT MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled119

CLINTON

North Carolina

IGOR CHAPLIK DO

Dermatology

Claims Filled119

FORT LAUDERDALE

Florida

CLAY SHEARER MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled116

FLORENCE

Kentucky

MICHAEL KOHEN M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled116

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

JAMES MCGRANN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled114

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota