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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
CLEMENT TREMPE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled94

BOSTON

Massachusetts

RAYMOND WESLEY MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled93

HENDERSONVILLE

Tennessee

IYALLA ADOKI MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled93

CORAOPOLIS

Pennsylvania

CHARLES WEST MD

Specialist

Claims Filled92

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

GREGG COLLE

Specialist

Claims Filled91

ORANGEBURG

South Carolina

MARK TUSA MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled91

TEMPLE

Texas

PETER COTEY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled89

OWOSSO

Michigan

SAMUEL GEHRING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled89

FLEMINGSBURG

Kentucky

STEPHEN HELMS M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled88

WARREN

Ohio

DAVID SHEARER MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled88

FLORENCE

Kentucky

JOE HAZEL MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled88

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

MARCUS CONNELLY MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled88

MODESTO

California

THOMAS NAMEY M.D., FACP

Rheumatology

Claims Filled88

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

RUSSELL KELLEY MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled88

HUTCHINSON

Kansas

DOUGLAS HORAN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled87

MENASHA

Wisconsin

OSCAR SAFFOLD MD

Clinical Laboratory Dermatological Immunology

Claims Filled87

CLEVELAND

Ohio

MAREK KAMINSKI MD, PHD

Dermatology

Claims Filled87

LIBERAL

Kansas

SAUMYA SHARMA MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled86

CONROE

Texas

LESLIE DIAZ MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled86

NORTH PALM BEACH

Florida

PATRICIA BOOHER NURSE PRACTITIONER

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled85

JACKSON

Tennessee

EDWIN KASHA M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled85

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

WILLIAM NOTARO MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled85

DANBURY

Connecticut

DAVID TRENTHAM M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled85

BOSTON

Massachusetts

MICHAEL MILLIGAN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled85

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

RAMESH HARIHARAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

THE WOODLANDS

Texas