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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
PATRICK TIEDEKEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled153

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

RICHARD COHN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled151

MAITLAND

Florida

JOSEPH FEDER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled150

TWO RIVERS

Wisconsin

CHARLES TEITELBAUM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled150

SYRACUSE

New York

HENRY OKSMAN PH.D., M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled149

WHITE PLAINS

New York

JOSEPH ALISKY MD PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

AURORA

Colorado

NOEL ELGUT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled148

FT LAUDERDALE

Florida

JEFFREY HARRIS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled141

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JAMES HUNTER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled140

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

LEON COHN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled138

PLANTATION

Florida

GLENN MOYER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled134

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

MARK KISLINGER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled134

GLENDORA

California

LAI-SUNG LEUNG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled134

SAN FRANCISCO

California

ANGEL SAENZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled131

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

RAPHAEL SAPEIKA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled131

DETROIT

Michigan

JAMES ATKINS MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled130

CELEBRATION

Florida

CHRISTOPHER PATITSAS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled129

HUNTINGDON

Pennsylvania

PAUL LAMA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled126

NEWARK

New Jersey

DAVID CHASE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled125

BOONEVILLE

Mississippi

JOHN SHARP MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled124

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

RICHARD BOURGEOIS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled122

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

RAJENDRA BANSAL MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled121

NEW YORK

New York

JERRY HUNSAKER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled121

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ASAD ABBAS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled121

BAYTOWN

Texas

TUYET-MAI PHAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled120

WESTMINSTER

California