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LIDOCAINE HCL

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Lidocaine viscous is not normally used for sore throats due to cold, flu, or infections such as strep throat. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

227K
Medicare Part D Claims
$11.5M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 54,083 $1.46M
California 44,077 $1.32M
Florida 28,067 $572K
Texas 27,036 $925K
Pennsylvania 23,263 $523K
Michigan 21,360 $910K
Ohio 19,395 $408K
North Carolina 14,298 $256K
Massachusetts 13,492 $311K
Illinois 13,134 $291K
Tennessee 12,968 $229K
Indiana 12,797 $260K
New Jersey 11,958 $303K
Georgia 11,858 $250K
Wisconsin 11,129 $310K
Arizona 10,886 $294K
Washington 9,515 $258K
Kentucky 9,248 $152K
Missouri 8,488 $152K
Virginia 8,462 $172K
Minnesota 8,310 $171K
Alabama 7,451 $115K
Colorado 6,398 $191K
Iowa 6,342 $105K
Oregon 6,242 $176K
Arkansas 5,934 $92.7K
Louisiana 5,897 $90.4K
Puerto Rico 5,788 $85.1K
Maryland 5,093 $125K
South Carolina 4,808 $79.3K
Kansas 4,355 $79.2K
Oklahoma 4,257 $69.5K
Connecticut 4,123 $89.2K
Mississippi 4,053 $65.4K
Maine 3,603 $95K
West Virginia 3,581 $64.7K
Nevada 3,396 $62K
New Mexico 3,332 $73.1K
Nebraska 2,724 $51.6K
Rhode Island 2,298 $51.5K
New Hampshire 1,989 $37.8K
Utah 1,850 $35.7K
Idaho 1,551 $33.2K
Hawaii 1,436 $29.8K
South Dakota 1,353 $21.3K
Montana 1,043 $18.9K
Delaware 846 $15.4K
Vermont 835 $18.6K
North Dakota 817 $10.8K
District of Columbia 588 $17.2K
Alaska 488 $13K
Wyoming 394 $10.5K
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 LIDOCAINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAISY DE GUZMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled671

NEWARK

New Jersey

AARON GOLDFEIN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled634

DEARBORN

Michigan

ALI MAHMOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled561

DETROIT

Michigan

STAN ZINKOVSKY OTR, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled525

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

BYAGARI NARAYANA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled488

BROOKLYN

New York

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled480

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

SHIDONG SU M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled440

FLUSHING

New York

JIAN LIANG DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled401

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERT CONNER DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled395

DES MOINES

Iowa

JOHN MAST M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled389

ELIZABETHTOWN

Pennsylvania

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled385

MELBOURNE

Florida

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled382

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

CHRISTINA TSIM DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled377

NEW YORK

New York

PEJMAN SHIRAZY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled372

ENCINO

California

RODOLFO DUMENIGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled371

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

JOSEPH ECKBURG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled362

ROCKFORD

Illinois

NOEL OLIVEIRA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled357

EDINBURG

Texas

MERAJ YUNUS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled355

HAMTRAMCK

Michigan

LUBA ROSEN M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled350

BROOKLINE

Massachusetts

GRACE DASARI M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled333

LIMA

Ohio

PEYMAN PAHLAVAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled328

MELROSE PARK

Illinois

JAVAID BASHIR M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled327

JACKSON

Michigan

SAU PING YU DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled324

NEW YORK

New York

MARA KHAYLOMSKAYA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled316

BROOKLYN

New York

WILLIAM LONGTON MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled310

WALNUT CREEK

California