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Prescriber Checkup » ACETAZOLAMIDE

ACETAZOLAMIDE

Treats glaucoma, certain types of epilepsy, mountain sickness, and other conditions. Belongs to a group of drugs called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

115K
Medicare Part D Claims
$12.9M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 23,208 $1.47M
New York 21,252 $1.52M
Texas 16,007 $852K
Florida 14,165 $800K
Pennsylvania 12,376 $582K
Illinois 9,495 $533K
Ohio 8,058 $465K
North Carolina 7,654 $487K
New Jersey 6,845 $441K
Michigan 6,415 $459K
Georgia 6,231 $403K
Indiana 5,902 $266K
Massachusetts 5,159 $309K
Missouri 4,744 $229K
Louisiana 4,611 $245K
Wisconsin 4,546 $193K
Tennessee 4,418 $231K
Virginia 4,379 $258K
Alabama 4,056 $207K
South Carolina 4,016 $317K
Kentucky 3,387 $163K
Puerto Rico 3,349 $89.7K
Washington 3,237 $164K
Minnesota 3,042 $131K
Arizona 3,020 $154K
Mississippi 2,855 $157K
Connecticut 2,642 $167K
Maryland 2,628 $215K
Colorado 2,539 $120K
Arkansas 2,505 $133K
West Virginia 2,367 $110K
Iowa 2,063 $95.5K
Oregon 2,009 $94.3K
Kansas 1,940 $93.9K
Oklahoma 1,541 $76.4K
Idaho 1,103 $38.3K
Nebraska 1,096 $54.3K
North Dakota 1,091 $30.9K
Utah 1,029 $73.4K
New Mexico 983 $36.3K
Maine 955 $60.8K
Nevada 918 $38.4K
Rhode Island 853 $34.2K
Hawaii 795 $53K
New Hampshire 763 $46.7K
Delaware 652 $29.1K
District of Columbia 521 $48.7K
South Dakota 505 $20.5K
Montana 489 $21.3K
Vermont 457 $28.6K
Wyoming 378 $19.7K
Alaska 344 $11.7K
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 ACETAZOLAMIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MIRA SHERER D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled541

BROOKLYN

New York

JOHN BENEKE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled364

ORLANDO

Florida

RICHARD SEITH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled349

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

MICHAEL KOREY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled319

CHICAGO

Illinois

JEFFREY HEIMER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled294

STATE COLLEGE

Pennsylvania

PATRICK RAYMORE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled253

FONTANA

California

DAVID BERRY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled240

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

GREGORY PANZO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled233

MOUNT DORA

Florida

JAMES CRUMB M.D.

Claims Filled232

MOBILE

Alabama

JACQUELINE GABAY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled220

ELMWOOD PARK

New Jersey

ROWLAND HAWKINS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled212

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

HARVEY ROSENBLUM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled196

NEW YORK

New York

CLIFFORD BROWN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled196

INDIO

California

THOMAS HAUCH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled193

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

BRUCE SUMLIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled191

DOVER

Delaware

THOMAS LANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled186

BLOOMINGTON

Minnesota

NICHOLAS BARNA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled185

HAZLETON

Pennsylvania

DENNIS ZAWADSKI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled169

MUNCIE

Indiana

STEPHEN MERFELD M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled164

OSHKOSH

Wisconsin

AIDA WAKIL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled163

ALBANY

New York

ERIC LARSON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled162

OSHKOSH

Wisconsin

SAMUEL SELTZER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled159

FLORENCE

South Carolina

EDDIE GARCIA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled155

EL MONTE

California

JOSEPH ESHAGIAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled154

LOS ANGELES

California

PHILIP MARTIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled154

RALEIGH

North Carolina