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Prescriber Checkup » LEVAQUIN

LEVAQUIN

Treats infections that are caused by certain kinds of bacteria. Also used to treat and prevent anthrax infection after exposure. Also used to treat and prevent plague. This medicine is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.96M
Medicare Part D Claims
$226M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 160,281 $26.6M
Texas 122,656 $20.7M
Florida 101,113 $16.2M
New York 72,846 $11.7M
Illinois 68,487 $11.1M
Pennsylvania 58,095 $8.7M
Georgia 45,599 $7.72M
Ohio 45,309 $7.17M
North Carolina 43,343 $7.31M
New Jersey 41,660 $6.55M
Indiana 38,826 $5.96M
Tennessee 36,759 $6.33M
Kentucky 35,438 $5.89M
Missouri 32,639 $5.37M
Michigan 26,495 $4.57M
Virginia 25,749 $4.24M
Arizona 25,206 $4.21M
Iowa 24,479 $3.84M
Minnesota 22,290 $3.81M
Oklahoma 21,637 $3.71M
Wisconsin 21,288 $3.45M
Alabama 20,861 $3.53M
South Carolina 20,321 $3.44M
Colorado 19,775 $3.24M
Massachusetts 19,689 $2.98M
Louisiana 19,476 $3.15M
Arkansas 19,387 $3.2M
Washington 19,360 $3.19M
Maryland 18,206 $2.79M
Kansas 15,913 $2.6M
Mississippi 15,786 $2.7M
West Virginia 13,438 $2.2M
Connecticut 11,657 $1.82M
Puerto Rico 11,001 $1.92M
Nebraska 10,627 $1.75M
Oregon 9,773 $1.55M
Nevada 6,547 $1.15M
Utah 6,266 $1.16M
Idaho 5,557 $926K
Maine 5,538 $894K
South Dakota 4,949 $780K
Delaware 4,382 $684K
New Mexico 4,109 $715K
North Dakota 4,075 $674K
Rhode Island 3,664 $606K
Vermont 3,374 $546K
Montana 3,288 $531K
New Hampshire 3,107 $496K
Hawaii 2,678 $472K
Wyoming 2,113 $345K
Alaska 1,924 $349K
District of Columbia 1,227 $191K
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 LEVAQUIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,043

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled751

LOS ANGELES

California

ALEXANDER GERSHMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled626

LOS ANGELES

California

THEODORE AFFUE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled504

EL CENTRO

California

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled485

LOS ANGELES

California

MOSES HYUN MD

Claims Filled412

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled372

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled367

FORT WORTH

Texas

SU LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled366

SAN GABRIEL

California

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled338

LOS ANGELES

California

KAIN KUMAR M.D., PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled326

PALMDALE

California

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled297

GLENDALE

California

KYUNG HAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled293

LOS ANGELES

California

JOEL GONCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled259

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled250

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

JOSEPH ECKBURG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled244

ROCKFORD

Illinois

SHAHIN DERBOGHOSSIANS MD

Urology

Claims Filled243

GLENDALE

California

CHRISTOPHER NGUYEN DO MD A PROFESSIONAL CORPOR

Specialist

Claims Filled241

SAN JOSE

California

LUKE YOON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled241

LOS ANGELES

California

ENRIQUE VARELA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled239

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled238

HICKORY

North Carolina

XIAORONG HE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled237

ELMHURST

New York

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled237

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled237

TUCKER

Georgia

JAMES SEXSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled237

AUSTELL

Georgia