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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 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

1.02M
Medicare Part D Claims
$7.43M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 126,811 $982K
California 100,846 $966K
Florida 80,189 $520K
Texas 58,543 $379K
Pennsylvania 49,356 $344K
New Jersey 41,013 $320K
Ohio 40,570 $285K
Illinois 32,800 $236K
Michigan 32,753 $237K
Massachusetts 32,349 $223K
North Carolina 29,740 $211K
Minnesota 21,376 $159K
Washington 20,616 $145K
Indiana 20,504 $158K
Connecticut 19,733 $143K
Virginia 18,916 $143K
Iowa 18,194 $114K
Missouri 18,161 $123K
Oregon 18,016 $137K
Arizona 17,166 $106K
Georgia 16,983 $112K
Wisconsin 16,692 $116K
Colorado 14,511 $108K
Tennessee 12,768 $84.6K
Kentucky 11,832 $77.4K
Maryland 11,575 $92K
Louisiana 10,348 $69.1K
Alabama 10,043 $68.9K
Nebraska 9,452 $60.8K
Oklahoma 9,202 $65.2K
South Carolina 8,991 $60.3K
Utah 8,312 $48.8K
Kansas 7,649 $50.7K
Mississippi 6,899 $44.3K
Nevada 6,677 $42.9K
New Mexico 6,305 $40.5K
West Virginia 6,241 $40.8K
Hawaii 5,923 $55.4K
Rhode Island 5,269 $35.5K
Arkansas 5,029 $31K
Idaho 4,543 $31.4K
Maine 3,517 $25.6K
New Hampshire 3,390 $23.5K
South Dakota 3,231 $22.3K
Montana 2,525 $16.5K
Delaware 2,306 $18.4K
Vermont 1,783 $11.1K
District of Columbia 1,767 $14.9K
North Dakota 1,691 $12.2K
Wyoming 1,486 $9,394
Alaska 1,070 $7,937
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
MARK FRANKE DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled64

CANTON

New York

MUNIB DERHALLI D.M.D.

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled64

VANCOUVER

Washington

ALEX PEZESHKIAN DMD

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled64

CYPRESS

California

STEVEN YOUNG D.D.S.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled64

JOHNSTON

Rhode Island

ANDREW KIM D.D.S.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled64

NEW YORK

New York

SCOTT KEITH DDS, MS

Dentist, Prosthodontics

Claims Filled64

WALNUT CREEK

California

MICHAEL KLEIN D.D.S.

Dentist, Prosthodontics

Claims Filled64

CEDARHURST

New York

ERIK RICHMOND DMD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled64

GRESHAM

Oregon

MIKHAIL RUVINSKY MD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled64

BROOKLYN

New York

ANDREW GANELES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

WEATOGUE

Connecticut

WIT JAMRY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled64

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MISAEL MARQUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

WILMINGTON

Delaware

GEORGE STERMER DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled64

MARTINSVILLE

Virginia

RAYMOND WALLER DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled64

CLARKSTON

Washington

DONALD PATTHOFF DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled64

MARTINSBURG

West Virginia

STEPHEN PHELAN DMD

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled64

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

BROCK HERRIGES DMD

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled64

PORTLAND

Oregon

THOMAS FABER

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled64

KENT

Washington

SILVIA DEJU D.D.S.

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled64

CITRUS HEIGHTS

California

EDWARD LANE D.D.S.

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled64

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

MICHAEL NISHIME D.D.S.

Dentist

Claims Filled64

HONOLULU

Hawaii

RICHARD MEADERS D.M.D.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled63

MARIETTA

Georgia

RAFAEL HERNANDEZ DMD

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled63

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

ROBERT PAOLINO DMD

Dentist

Claims Filled63

GLEN MILLS

Pennsylvania

DAVID FERGUSON DDS MSD

Dentist

Claims Filled63

AUSTIN

Texas