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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
W CIES M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled89

NEWPORT BEACH

California

GEORGE PANARIELLO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled89

BROOKLYN

New York

JOHN BRONSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled88

SAN DIEGO

California

ROBERT SMITH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled88

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

DOUGLAS RIPKIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled88

STREETSBORO

Ohio

PRAKASH PALIMAR MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled88

MCALLEN

Texas

NGOC NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled88

SAN JOSE

California

DOUGLAS TANGEL M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled88

LONGMONT

Colorado

FRANK TITONE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled88

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

ANDREW RABINOWITZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled88

PHOENIX

Arizona

STEVEN STEINBERG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled88

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

ANDREA KATZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled87

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERTO ARGUELLO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled87

MCALLEN

Texas

ROBERT NOTZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled87

DANVILLE

Pennsylvania

DENNIS REITER D.O.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled86

EL PASO

Texas

DAVID PUGH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled86

EUCLID

Ohio

KATHLEEN LAMPING MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled86

SOUTH EUCLID

Ohio

JOHN AZAR MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled86

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

THOMAS DIETZE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled85

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

WARREN KLEIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled85

ELIZABETH

New Jersey

WILLIAM MAY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled85

WHITTIER

California

VINOD MEHTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled84

GRIFFIN

Georgia

DONNA TALLUTO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled84

DAYTON

Ohio

VINCENT BASILICE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled84

EAST SETAUKET

New York

JEFFREY BOND MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled83

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina