ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » CLINDAMYCIN HCL

CLINDAMYCIN HCL

Clindamycin is used to treat certain types of bacterial infections, including infections of the lungs, skin, blood, female reproductive organs, and internal organs. Clindamycin is in a class of medications called lincomycin antibiotics. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics such as clindamycin will not kill the viruses that cause colds, flu, and other infections. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

424K
Medicare Part D Claims
$22.7M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 128,216 $2.27M
Texas 104,616 $1.92M
Florida 95,417 $1.34M
New York 81,938 $1.24M
Pennsylvania 69,542 $999K
Ohio 61,490 $879K
Illinois 56,649 $908K
North Carolina 47,875 $789K
Michigan 47,722 $737K
Tennessee 39,156 $639K
Georgia 35,777 $600K
Missouri 32,916 $589K
New Jersey 32,022 $464K
Puerto Rico 31,506 $361K
Wisconsin 31,012 $475K
Arizona 29,478 $482K
Indiana 28,674 $459K
Minnesota 27,882 $372K
Alabama 27,364 $448K
Virginia 26,163 $425K
Massachusetts 26,068 $424K
Louisiana 24,686 $398K
Washington 24,021 $417K
Mississippi 24,003 $415K
Kentucky 21,819 $385K
Oregon 19,834 $335K
Iowa 18,851 $224K
Oklahoma 18,665 $311K
Arkansas 18,335 $321K
Maryland 17,887 $322K
Colorado 17,851 $303K
South Carolina 17,816 $282K
Kansas 16,244 $249K
West Virginia 11,605 $188K
Connecticut 11,329 $165K
Nevada 10,457 $176K
Nebraska 10,102 $138K
New Mexico 9,764 $164K
Utah 7,128 $134K
Hawaii 7,008 $174K
Maine 6,735 $104K
Idaho 5,376 $93.1K
New Hampshire 5,364 $85.9K
Montana 4,985 $79.6K
South Dakota 4,648 $62.8K
Rhode Island 4,338 $70.9K
North Dakota 4,145 $51.8K
Delaware 4,133 $73.3K
Vermont 3,070 $46.1K
Wyoming 2,605 $42.5K
District of Columbia 1,696 $33.1K
Alaska 1,629 $36.7K
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 »


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 CLINDAMYCIN HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WEI GUO DMD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled50

FEDERAL WAY

Washington

MARK BUFALINI DMD MD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled50

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

JAMES WADE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

JALAL JOUDEH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DEQUINCY

Louisiana

LARRY SCORTT D.P.M.

Podiatrist

Claims Filled50

FRESNO

California

PERRY TIMBERLAKE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

GREENSBORO

Alabama

MARK MASSEY DDS

Dentist, Endodontics

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

RANSFORD NEWMAN MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

THOMAS THOMPSON D.M.D.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Claims Filled50

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

STEFFAN SCHERER DDS MS

Dentist, Endodontics

Claims Filled50

BISMARCK

North Dakota

WILLIAM CLIFF DDS, MSD

Dentist, Endodontics

Claims Filled50

FREMONT

California

YOUNG IN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BEAUMONT

Texas

CHARLES HOWARD DMD

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled50

GRAYSON

Kentucky

MARGIE COOK FNP

Dermatology

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

MICHAEL BONNER DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled50

LAKE WORTH

Texas

DAMON WEAR DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled50

KERNERSVILLE

North Carolina

WILLIAM COSGROVE DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled50

FARRELL

Pennsylvania

MARIA-DORINA SEVILLA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

JOHN RICHARDSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DECATUR

Texas

FIRAS ALCHEIKH ALI D.M.D

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled50

DUBOIS

Pennsylvania

JOHN STELMACH M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled50

READING

Pennsylvania

PAYAM HARIRI D.M.D.

Dentist, Endodontics

Claims Filled50

BEL AIR

Maryland

KIM DAVISON DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled50

BOLIVAR

Missouri

AMAN SHAH M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

WHITNEY

Texas

IQBAL AMIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri