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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
TODD KNAPP MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled84

SPRINGFIELD

Oregon

JACOB LO MD, MS, FAAD, FACMMS

Dermatology

Claims Filled83

MONTEREY

California

BERTRAM KAPLAN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled83

WEST MEMPHIS

Arkansas

TZVETAN VASSILEV MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled81

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

KEVIN BERKOWITZ DPM,CWS,FACFAS

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled81

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

TERESA QUEBEDEAUX-FARNHA DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled80

SEGUIN

Texas

CARL BEAUDRY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled80

PORT ARTHUR

Texas

STEVEN PASSMAN M.D.

Procedural Dermatology

Claims Filled80

WICHITA

Kansas

BURTON BELKNAP MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled80

FARGO

North Dakota

CARL GOETZ MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled80

CARMICHAEL

California

MICHAEL PICK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled80

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

TROY CAPPLEMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

RIPLEY

Mississippi

ROBERT AVERILL M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled79

GREENFIELD

Massachusetts

WILLIAM GULLUNG MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled78

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

CHERYL HULL M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled78

ROGERS

Arkansas

ROBERT LOEWINGER MD

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled78

VERO BEACH

Florida

SUSAN BASER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled78

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM HARLEY M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled77

GASTONIA

North Carolina

THOMAS DAVIDSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

GULF SHORES

Alabama

RICHARD ASHACK MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled76

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

ELIZABETH DOLAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled76

DALLAS

Texas

LUZ CRYSTAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

FORT PAYNE

Alabama

GEORGE FISHER M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled76

HICKORY

North Carolina

MEERA OZA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled76

ORANGE PARK

Florida

THOMAS HOLMES M.D.

Claims Filled76

SANTA FE

New Mexico