ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » METRONIDAZOLE

METRONIDAZOLE

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

1.65M
Medicare Part D Claims
$60.7M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 173,320 $6.55M
Florida 147,340 $5.02M
Texas 103,451 $3.01M
New York 101,659 $4.2M
Pennsylvania 77,544 $3.24M
Ohio 74,700 $2.95M
Illinois 59,711 $2.24M
North Carolina 58,126 $2.04M
Michigan 54,552 $2.11M
Georgia 52,607 $1.64M
Tennessee 43,706 $1.37M
New Jersey 43,027 $1.57M
Missouri 39,638 $1.45M
Virginia 37,426 $1.36M
Indiana 36,556 $1.15M
Alabama 34,928 $950K
Massachusetts 34,907 $1.59M
Kentucky 34,165 $1.07M
Arizona 31,315 $1.06M
Washington 29,224 $1.45M
Minnesota 28,520 $1.55M
Wisconsin 28,399 $1.32M
Louisiana 27,020 $783K
South Carolina 25,623 $832K
Mississippi 21,474 $538K
Maryland 21,381 $735K
Oklahoma 20,844 $629K
Arkansas 19,677 $591K
Oregon 18,749 $882K
Iowa 18,618 $852K
Colorado 16,740 $657K
Connecticut 16,267 $616K
Kansas 15,483 $526K
West Virginia 14,359 $534K
Nevada 11,305 $344K
New Mexico 9,671 $299K
Nebraska 8,809 $361K
Utah 7,976 $318K
Maine 7,817 $326K
Rhode Island 6,929 $328K
Idaho 6,609 $278K
New Hampshire 5,405 $240K
Montana 4,429 $215K
South Dakota 4,289 $178K
Delaware 3,881 $162K
North Dakota 3,629 $156K
Hawaii 3,150 $102K
Vermont 2,882 $138K
District of Columbia 2,077 $58K
Wyoming 2,071 $74.1K
Alaska 1,189 $34.4K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for METRONIDAZOLE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CAROLINE BOHME MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled58

CINCINNATI

Ohio

NEZAR SHOBASSY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled58

PORT ARTHUR

Texas

MADHURI TRIVEDI M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled58

WEST BEND

Wisconsin

PURNIMA SREENIVASAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled58

WALNUT CREEK

California

JOSEPH HASHEM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

BERKELEY SPRINGS

West Virginia

DESLYN MANCINI M.D.

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled58

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

KEERTINI KUMAR M. D.

Specialist

Claims Filled58

OCALA

Florida

ROY HINMAN MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

PREM SALHOTRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

YUCCA VALLEY

California

JHON HALL MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled58

BOISE

Idaho

J. LARRIEUX MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled58

BOSTON

Massachusetts

DONALD HERMENS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled58

QUINCY

Illinois

DANIEL FRANCO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

SAN BERNARDINO

California

HOWARD KURSHENBAUM MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled58

SAN DIEGO

California

THOMAS BOYSEN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled58

CORALVILLE

Iowa

BAL BHANDARI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled58

BASTROP

Louisiana

BAHRAM FOROUZANDEH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled58

PRESTONSBURG

Kentucky

MAERAN LANDERS M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled58

TUALATIN

Oregon

LON RABY MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled58

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

SIRAJ SIDDIQI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

LA GRANGE

Kentucky

PATRICK LOGAN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled58

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

THOMAS MULLEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

RINGGOLD

Georgia

STEVEN MORTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

CORBIN

Kentucky

MALLU REDDY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

POMONA

California

WAGDY GIRGIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

BROOKLYN

New York