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CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.49M
Medicare Part D Claims
$35.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 496,356 $5.44M
Florida 226,989 $1.89M
Texas 218,526 $1.85M
Pennsylvania 194,900 $1.55M
New York 171,510 $1.49M
Ohio 165,137 $1.31M
Indiana 134,131 $1.11M
Michigan 129,508 $1.16M
North Carolina 126,292 $1.08M
Illinois 120,250 $1.08M
Tennessee 114,971 $1.04M
Missouri 105,194 $910K
Arizona 98,208 $835K
Georgia 97,854 $800K
Virginia 95,757 $816K
Kentucky 90,276 $768K
Alabama 83,482 $760K
Washington 82,828 $805K
Massachusetts 73,256 $696K
Minnesota 70,088 $689K
Iowa 69,948 $577K
New Jersey 62,676 $529K
Wisconsin 59,283 $536K
South Carolina 58,822 $511K
Oklahoma 58,541 $525K
Arkansas 55,627 $480K
Oregon 55,142 $524K
Colorado 54,382 $489K
Kansas 54,209 $449K
Mississippi 48,639 $415K
Louisiana 47,677 $409K
West Virginia 39,809 $344K
Maryland 37,725 $333K
Connecticut 37,409 $321K
Puerto Rico 36,426 $284K
Nebraska 32,407 $306K
New Mexico 29,412 $273K
Utah 27,693 $231K
Nevada 23,550 $199K
Idaho 20,763 $193K
Maine 18,682 $158K
South Dakota 15,864 $156K
New Hampshire 15,238 $130K
Hawaii 13,578 $174K
Rhode Island 13,053 $115K
Montana 12,651 $125K
North Dakota 11,069 $122K
Vermont 9,913 $91.6K
Delaware 7,933 $66.1K
Wyoming 7,256 $68.4K
Alaska 3,061 $29.2K
District of Columbia 2,774 $25.6K
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 CEPHALEXIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NICANOR CONCEPCION MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,333

NORTON

Virginia

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled829

VANCOUVER

Washington

PAUL CHU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled738

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN CHANASUE M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled721

ALTON

Illinois

TAI WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled720

SAN GABRIEL

California

KENNETH BERDICK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled711

FORT MYERS

Florida

JOSE ROCAMORA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled673

EL CENTRO

California

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled641

MCALLEN

Texas

MICHAEL MCCAULEY MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled600

ARDMORE

Oklahoma

CHRISTOPHER PATTERSON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled580

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

VICTOR DINH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled576

GARDEN GROVE

California

VINCENT HUNG MD

Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck

Claims Filled572

PASADENA

California

STANLEY BARNES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled560

EVERGREEN

Alabama

RODDY COOK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled538

DOTHAN

Alabama

MELVIN RUSSELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled530

TALLASSEE

Alabama

TODD KNAPP MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled517

SPRINGFIELD

Oregon

WILLIAM POSTEN MD

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled512

DALLAS

Texas

GERARDO BRUAL MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled511

APACHE JUNCTION

Arizona

SAMUEL STONE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled509

CHESTER

South Carolina

CHRISTOPHER HARMON MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled509

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

PHILLIP HALL M.D.

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled503

DAYTON

Ohio

ANTHONY DIGIOIA MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled488

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

BENJAMIN YOKEL

Dermatology

Claims Filled481

VIRGINIA

Minnesota

MICHAEL CROWE M.D.

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled479

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

DANIEL MEETZE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled477

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina