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CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

88.6K
Medicare Part D Claims
$8.22M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 31,744 $1.05M
New York 26,146 $899K
Florida 20,526 $610K
Pennsylvania 12,213 $404K
Texas 11,694 $375K
Michigan 10,721 $334K
Illinois 10,096 $307K
Ohio 10,053 $320K
North Carolina 7,242 $253K
New Jersey 6,921 $225K
Georgia 6,700 $213K
Minnesota 6,158 $185K
Massachusetts 5,793 $184K
Arizona 5,072 $148K
Washington 4,982 $162K
Wisconsin 4,917 $150K
Missouri 4,726 $154K
Virginia 4,609 $153K
Puerto Rico 4,506 $143K
Indiana 4,378 $142K
Tennessee 4,324 $139K
Maryland 3,741 $129K
Kentucky 3,411 $124K
Connecticut 3,135 $94.9K
Alabama 3,085 $94.6K
Colorado 2,991 $100K
South Carolina 2,819 $102K
Oregon 2,602 $88.4K
Louisiana 2,585 $82.7K
Oklahoma 2,199 $70.2K
Iowa 2,049 $60.4K
Mississippi 1,845 $58.2K
Arkansas 1,772 $56.9K
Nevada 1,667 $55.1K
Kansas 1,655 $56.9K
Nebraska 1,563 $47.8K
West Virginia 1,462 $51.4K
Utah 1,444 $52.8K
New Mexico 1,418 $40.1K
Maine 1,257 $35.9K
Rhode Island 1,163 $37K
Hawaii 952 $38.1K
Idaho 853 $27.3K
Montana 781 $23K
New Hampshire 774 $24.2K
South Dakota 766 $23.6K
District of Columbia 669 $22.4K
Delaware 666 $21K
North Dakota 556 $16.8K
Vermont 473 $14.1K
Wyoming 323 $9,472
Alaska 200 $6,417
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 CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN NIVEN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled750

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

NEIL NIREN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled405

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ALAN BURKE MD

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled324

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

RICK LIN D.O.

Dermatology

Claims Filled308

MCALLEN

Texas

ALEJANDRO PEDROZO MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled287

MIAMI

Florida

NINA GARCIA P.A.

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled277

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

KAREN HEIDELBERG M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled241

DETROIT

Michigan

DAVID COHEN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled233

HEWLETT

New York

PETER TENG MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled217

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSEPH CAVALLO MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled173

PORT JEFFERSON STAT

New York

LEYDA BOWES MD

Claims Filled167

BOSTON

Massachusetts

JOHN POWELL M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled167

RICHMOND HEIGHTS

Missouri

KENNETH ROSEN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled157

MIAMI

Florida

DELILAH ALONSO MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled156

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

CHARLES KWAK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled155

NEW YORK

New York

SUBASH RAMCHAND MD

Claims Filled155

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

ALAN KLEIN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled154

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

ROBERT BRODELL M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled154

JACKSON

Mississippi

JOSE MENDEZ DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled145

ORLANDO

Florida

ROBERT MYERS MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled144

COLUMBUS

Mississippi

ROBERT CHAPPELL M.D.

Clinical Laboratory Dermatological Immunology

Claims Filled135

ODESSA

Texas

VAUGHAN GRAVES MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled132

PHILA

Pennsylvania

RICHARD FORSMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

OMAHA

Nebraska

CHARLES GROPPER M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled128

BRONX

New York

JAY LEVIN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled127

ATLANTA

Georgia