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CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

5.34M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 65 of 3395

$35.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 530 of 3395

3,744,317
Patients

Rank: 20 of 3395

576,928
Prescribers

Rank: 3 of 3395

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64%

of people say

it's worth it

48%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

3.94M

2011

4.23M

2012

4.77M

2013

5.04M

2014

5.34M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$35.3M

2011

$34.8M

2012

$36.9M

2013

$37M

2014

$35.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$7

2011

$7

2012

$7

2013

$7

2014

$6

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 444,660 612,747 $5.12M
Florida 291,331 389,206 $2.38M
Texas 222,327 302,425 $1.9M
Pennsylvania 182,641 262,616 $1.71M
New York 179,089 241,834 $1.55M
Michigan 164,630 235,207 $1.31M
Ohio 161,028 232,176 $1.38M
Indiana 123,374 192,899 $1.19M
North Carolina 122,308 170,350 $1.11M
Illinois 119,674 169,174 $1.12M
Tennessee 104,558 146,912 $915K
Georgia 103,107 139,570 $853K
Missouri 92,449 134,023 $846K
Arizona 96,998 132,929 $895K
Virginia 89,864 126,597 $832K
Alabama 76,056 107,255 $651K
Washington 75,816 106,544 $768K
Kentucky 74,932 103,915 $632K
New Jersey 73,871 97,176 $606K
Massachusetts 69,216 94,216 $614K
South Carolina 63,511 86,931 $549K
Minnesota 60,167 86,259 $609K
Wisconsin 57,389 82,265 $567K
Iowa 52,732 80,993 $462K
Colorado 52,924 74,357 $513K
Oregon 50,153 73,250 $571K
Oklahoma 51,475 70,199 $455K
Kansas 45,636 69,753 $445K
Arkansas 45,745 64,208 $375K
Louisiana 44,740 61,246 $377K
Connecticut 42,182 58,228 $387K
Maryland 40,629 54,796 $369K
Mississippi 38,745 53,826 $312K
West Virginia 32,769 46,492 $285K
Utah 27,147 37,315 $245K
Nebraska 24,016 36,789 $237K
New Mexico 25,008 34,324 $227K
Nevada 25,750 33,489 $229K
Idaho 19,454 27,492 $187K
Maine 16,449 22,960 $191K
New Hampshire 15,670 22,140 $156K
South Dakota 12,558 18,479 $119K
Rhode Island 12,938 17,808 $99.1K
Hawaii 12,534 16,613 $150K
Montana 11,223 15,895 $103K
Delaware 10,512 14,073 $91.7K
North Dakota 9,335 13,986 $92.1K
Vermont 7,833 11,407 $78.7K
Wyoming 5,614 7,954 $53.3K
District of Columbia 3,700 4,576 $31.8K
Alaska 3,101 4,206 $29.1K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
JAEYOUNG YOON MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled453

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

SHELBY MORRISROE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled451

TORRANCE

California

DAVID TUCKER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled449

GRAVETTE

Arkansas

HAZEM EL GAMAL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled446

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

ALEXIS CHESROW MD

Urology

Claims Filled446

FRANKLIN

Wisconsin

GERARDO BRUAL MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled446

APACHE JUNCTION

Arizona

JAY LUTINS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled445

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JOHN CHAPMAN M.D.

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled440

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

ADAM TASSIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled436

VILLE PLATTE

Louisiana

GALEN FISHER MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled435

RICHMOND

Virginia

CHRISTOPHER PETERSON MD

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled434

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

ALFREDO FERNANDEZ MD

Claims Filled432

SARASOTA

Florida

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled432

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

ROBERT SKIDMORE M.D.

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled431

GAINESVILLE

Florida

ALFREDO GUEVARA MD FACS

Urology

Claims Filled430

NOGALES

Arizona

BRIAN BONOMO PAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled429

LECANTO

Florida

MOHAMMED CHAKER M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled427

BURLESON

Texas

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled426

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

MANISH GHARIA MD

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled425

GLENDALE

Wisconsin

ANTHONY GREGORY MD MPH

Dermatology

Claims Filled424

CASTLETON

New York

PURVISHA PATEL MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled424

GERMANTOWN

Tennessee

CHEUK YUNG M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled422

ORLAND PARK

Illinois

KHALID KHAN MD

Surgery

Claims Filled422

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico

PATRICIA CECCONI MD

Urology

Claims Filled422

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

DAVID CONGDON MD

Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

Claims Filled421

WATERLOO

Iowa