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AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. This medicine is a macrolide antibiotic. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

5.21M
Medicare Part D Claims
$99.6M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 710,653 $9.36M
Florida 548,182 $7.66M
New York 445,825 $6.34M
Texas 424,924 $6.25M
Pennsylvania 367,137 $5.23M
Ohio 342,767 $4.66M
Illinois 252,675 $3.42M
North Carolina 232,666 $3.24M
Tennessee 204,322 $3.01M
Michigan 201,971 $3.19M
New Jersey 196,702 $2.53M
Georgia 192,871 $2.68M
Kentucky 171,645 $2.24M
Missouri 168,669 $2.23M
Virginia 162,829 $2.16M
Indiana 161,294 $2.12M
Alabama 134,014 $1.96M
Arizona 130,987 $1.67M
Massachusetts 129,870 $2.03M
Puerto Rico 127,924 $1.92M
Louisiana 118,435 $1.71M
Minnesota 113,347 $1.66M
Washington 108,582 $1.56M
South Carolina 107,672 $1.64M
Wisconsin 101,395 $1.54M
Arkansas 94,811 $1.45M
Mississippi 93,652 $1.3M
Oklahoma 90,119 $1.38M
Maryland 85,210 $1.21M
Iowa 81,418 $1.22M
West Virginia 78,038 $998K
Connecticut 72,336 $964K
Oregon 71,771 $1.11M
Kansas 65,443 $923K
Colorado 65,072 $885K
Nevada 45,354 $603K
New Mexico 43,042 $640K
Maine 38,984 $462K
Utah 38,882 $613K
Nebraska 34,681 $507K
Rhode Island 28,930 $452K
Idaho 28,905 $406K
Hawaii 24,429 $462K
New Hampshire 23,267 $288K
South Dakota 22,346 $342K
Montana 21,322 $311K
Delaware 18,731 $269K
North Dakota 18,111 $279K
Vermont 14,596 $193K
Wyoming 10,553 $153K
District of Columbia 6,867 $108K
Alaska 5,917 $93.4K
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 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 AZITHROMYCIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARK WENCEL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled399

WICHITA

Kansas

ROBERT TZENG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled398

MONTEREY PARK

California

BARRY MINORA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled398

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

MARC COMIANOS DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled397

MARION

Ohio

MICHAEL MERCADO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled396

WINTER GARDEN

Florida

KAMLESH AGGARWAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled396

E LIVERPOOL

Ohio

MAI PHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled393

RESEDA

California

JAMES JANOUSEK M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled390

LIVE OAK

Florida

CHINH HUYNH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled390

WESTMINSTER

California

JACKIE MAXEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled389

LONDON

Kentucky

JANSEN TODD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled388

LUFKIN

Texas

BRUCE BERENSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled388

DELRAY BEACH

Florida

ARTURO LOGRONO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled387

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

RICHARD WORHACZ DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled387

SUN CITY WEST

Arizona

PATRICK SHEETS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled384

RENSSELAER

Indiana

JOSE PENA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled384

DONNA

Texas

DAVID WEINER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled384

GARFIELD HTS

Ohio

WEI LIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled384

NEW YORK

New York

ENRIQUE DE LA TORRE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled383

MIAMI

Florida

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled381

GLENDALE

California

YU HO WONG M.D.,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled379

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

CAREY MCMONAGLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled378

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

DEAN TALLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled377

CARROLLTON

Georgia

WILLIE WELLS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled377

BRUCE

Mississippi

TIMOTHY SIMON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled377

MONTICELLO

Arkansas