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METRONIDAZOLE

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

561K
Medicare Part D Claims
$34.6M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 161,070 $3.66M
Florida 133,791 $2.91M
Texas 95,179 $1.8M
New York 92,943 $2.36M
Pennsylvania 71,701 $1.9M
Ohio 68,173 $1.68M
Illinois 55,750 $1.23M
North Carolina 53,879 $1.19M
Georgia 47,907 $935K
Michigan 44,625 $1.02M
Tennessee 40,373 $813K
Missouri 37,351 $863K
New Jersey 35,591 $754K
Indiana 34,316 $706K
Virginia 34,177 $779K
Alabama 32,540 $559K
Massachusetts 32,123 $869K
Kentucky 31,845 $631K
Arizona 29,487 $598K
Washington 26,919 $757K
Minnesota 26,427 $794K
Wisconsin 24,658 $676K
Louisiana 24,147 $456K
South Carolina 23,720 $506K
Puerto Rico 21,363 $370K
Oklahoma 19,843 $397K
Mississippi 19,753 $323K
Maryland 19,548 $424K
Arkansas 17,914 $348K
Iowa 17,745 $462K
Oregon 17,724 $473K
Colorado 16,261 $367K
Kansas 14,330 $319K
Connecticut 13,967 $313K
West Virginia 13,627 $311K
Nevada 10,342 $209K
New Mexico 8,629 $176K
Nebraska 8,316 $196K
Maine 7,174 $178K
Utah 7,159 $176K
Rhode Island 6,563 $187K
Idaho 6,023 $154K
New Hampshire 4,805 $119K
South Dakota 4,111 $103K
Montana 3,936 $115K
Delaware 3,803 $98K
North Dakota 3,254 $85.8K
Hawaii 2,911 $62.8K
Vermont 2,664 $73.8K
District of Columbia 1,815 $36.4K
Wyoming 1,789 $42.8K
Alaska 1,050 $19.5K
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 METRONIDAZOLE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ANIL MEHTA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled130

BAKERSFIELD

California

EMMANUEL RIVERA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled130

CINCINNATI

Ohio

GEORGE HALOW M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled129

EL PASO

Texas

BRIAN GUFFIN M.D.,F.A.C.S.

Specialist

Claims Filled128

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

CESAR VEGA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled125

NORTHRIDGE

California

BARNES-JEWISH HOSPITAL

Claims Filled124

ST LOUIS

Missouri

LYNN COLAIACOVO M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled122

HERMITAGE

Pennsylvania

NHA TO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

GINA ARABITG MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled122

VENICE

Florida

N C BAPTIST HOSP PHAR, INC

Claims Filled122

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

LONG DANG M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled122

WESTMINSTER

California

MANUEL ALVA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled121

BERWYN

Illinois

KHIZAR AHSAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled120

RIO GRANDE CITY

Texas

MICHAEL STAVINOHA MD PA

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled120

HOUSTON

Texas

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled119

LORAIN

Ohio

VIJAYAPRASAD TUMMALA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled119

GADSDEN

Alabama

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Claims Filled119

COLUMBIA

Missouri

JOHN CHUNG MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled119

DALTON

Georgia

RAIF ELSAKR M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled118

BARTLETT

Tennessee

FERNANDO RECIO MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled118

BOCA RATON

Florida

MARCOS SZOMSTEIN M.D.

Colon Rectal Surgery

Claims Filled117

MIAMI

Florida

KIRSTEN FLYNN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled116

SUN CITY WEST

Arizona

RENUKA SODHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ALEJANDRO PEDROZO MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled115

MIAMI

Florida

JAMES SHEHAN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled115

OMAHA

Nebraska