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Prescriber Checkup » CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Also treats adult periodontitis (a disease of the teeth and gums. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

486K
Medicare Part D Claims
$6.92M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 112,319 $899K
California 89,567 $896K
Florida 68,871 $455K
Texas 52,621 $366K
Pennsylvania 43,891 $334K
Ohio 36,652 $278K
New Jersey 33,407 $246K
Massachusetts 29,580 $215K
Illinois 29,036 $217K
North Carolina 26,088 $194K
Michigan 25,202 $198K
Minnesota 19,607 $156K
Indiana 18,207 $151K
Washington 17,425 $131K
Connecticut 16,952 $131K
Oregon 16,702 $134K
Iowa 16,660 $115K
Virginia 16,572 $127K
Missouri 16,082 $123K
Arizona 15,152 $95.3K
Wisconsin 14,723 $112K
Georgia 14,148 $97.7K
Colorado 12,873 $105K
Kentucky 10,843 $77.9K
Tennessee 10,826 $76K
Maryland 10,413 $86.5K
Puerto Rico 9,059 $70.7K
Alabama 8,789 $63.4K
Louisiana 8,765 $62.1K
Nebraska 8,437 $62.1K
Oklahoma 7,716 $57.8K
South Carolina 7,267 $52K
Utah 7,107 $44.1K
Kansas 6,885 $48.9K
Mississippi 5,940 $40.6K
West Virginia 5,795 $40.2K
New Mexico 5,315 $35.6K
Hawaii 5,302 $52K
Nevada 5,129 $34.3K
Rhode Island 4,630 $31.6K
Arkansas 4,380 $28.3K
Idaho 4,145 $30.4K
Maine 3,266 $24.7K
South Dakota 3,001 $22.6K
New Hampshire 3,000 $22K
Montana 2,167 $15.2K
Delaware 1,893 $15.1K
Vermont 1,640 $11K
District of Columbia 1,504 $12.8K
North Dakota 1,495 $12.1K
Wyoming 1,123 $7,601
Alaska 1,057 $8,376
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 CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARTIN PERLIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled273

NORWALK

Connecticut

SAMUEL ZWETCHKENBAUM D.D.S.

Dentist, Prosthodontics

Claims Filled272

SOMERDALE

New Jersey

MARTIN TILLEY M.D., D.D.S., P.C.

Claims Filled271

KEARNEY

Nebraska

ROBERT JENKINS D.D.S.

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled269

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

WILLIAM CARROLL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled260

EDGEMONT

Pennsylvania

JOHN FRATTELLONE DMD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled257

LINCROFT

New Jersey

VLADIMIR BELIKOV DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled256

HIGHLAND HTS

Ohio

JOHN BROCK D.D.S.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled256

HURRICANE

West Virginia

WILLIAM BROWN DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled254

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

GLEN GOVIN DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled252

SEATTLE

Washington

MICHAEL TADIN D.O.

Dentist

Claims Filled252

CHICAGO

Illinois

ERNEST THOMPSON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled251

BAKER

Louisiana

LIANN DRECHSEL DMD

Dentist, Pediatric Dentistry

Claims Filled249

ROSEBURG

Oregon

KENT HAMILTON DDS

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled249

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

PAUL GRUMBACH DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled248

FORT MYERS

Florida

EDWARD DEFURIA DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled247

SYRACUSE

New York

GENE FORTMAN

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled246

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

BABAK NOORBAKHSH DDS

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled244

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

LOUIS GEORGE D.D.S

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled244

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

IRA ATCHESON DMD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Claims Filled244

BEAVER

Pennsylvania

BARRY ULDRIKSON D.D.S.

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled243

KINGMAN

Arizona

DEIDRA RONDENO DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled242

ATLANTA

Georgia

HENRY PIMENTEL M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled237

CHICAGO

Illinois

WILLIAM AUGHTON

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Claims Filled236

NAPLES

Florida

DAVID FEINERMAN D.M.D., M.D.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled235

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida