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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?

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Top prescribers for CLINDAMYCIN HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN PURNELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

PONTIAC

Illinois

RUTH MEYER PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled53

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

STEPHEN CANNON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

CROWLEY

Louisiana

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

Claims Filled53

JACKSON

Mississippi

JOHN SMITH D.D.S

Dentist, Endodontics

Claims Filled53

TUCSON

Arizona

TODD KNAPP MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled53

SPRINGFIELD

Oregon

DAVID GUERRERO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

THOMAS ROBERTS D.D.S.

Dentist

Claims Filled53

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

THOMAS EPPERSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

MIDDLESBORO

Kentucky

ERIC LEBBY M.D.

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled53

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

KEVIN TROMBLY DMD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled53

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

JAMES DRUMMOND MD

General Practice

Claims Filled53

MILAN

Indiana

HOWARD LEFKOWITZ DDS

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled53

PATERSON

New Jersey

BUFORD LAMBERT MD

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Claims Filled53

TUPELO

Mississippi

IBIKUNLE OJEBUOBOH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

JACKSONVILLE

North Carolina

JOHN KALLIS DMD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Claims Filled53

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS

New Jersey

NAJMUDDIN KARIMJEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

HOUSTON

Texas

JACOB ELEFANT DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled53

DELRAY BEACH

Florida

MARK PLATT D.D.S.

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled53

OGDEN

Iowa

KEVIN XUE DMD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled53

FLUSHING

New York

WILLARD BURKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

WYNNE

Arkansas

LINH HUYNH DPM

Podiatrist, Primary Podiatric Medicine

Claims Filled52

TURLOCK

California

CHAD LALSINGH DMD

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled52

BOCA RATON

Florida

EMIL ZAGER DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled52

OAK LAWN

Illinois

THOMAS SLAMA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled52

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana