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Prescriber Checkup » LANSOPRAZOLE

LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Also helps heal a damaged esophagus. This medicine is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.34M
Medicare Part D Claims
$211M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 175,844 $18.2M
California 173,804 $17.5M
Florida 163,777 $15M
Pennsylvania 112,845 $11.5M
Ohio 99,265 $11.4M
Texas 96,098 $9.82M
North Carolina 79,141 $7.95M
Illinois 71,880 $7.59M
Kentucky 67,565 $6.95M
Georgia 67,310 $6.55M
Michigan 59,593 $7.38M
Puerto Rico 59,060 $4.47M
Tennessee 55,978 $5.41M
New Jersey 51,623 $5.35M
Virginia 49,913 $5.45M
Indiana 41,343 $4.67M
Maryland 38,613 $4.75M
Minnesota 37,433 $4.49M
Alabama 35,168 $3.15M
Louisiana 35,075 $3.18M
Missouri 33,912 $3.36M
Mississippi 33,757 $2.84M
Wisconsin 33,638 $3.73M
West Virginia 33,069 $3.02M
South Carolina 28,109 $2.8M
Connecticut 27,617 $2.95M
Arkansas 26,075 $2.25M
Iowa 24,914 $2.36M
Washington 24,438 $2.88M
Kansas 22,273 $2.12M
Massachusetts 20,336 $2.38M
Oklahoma 19,876 $2.01M
Arizona 16,094 $1.93M
Oregon 15,292 $1.8M
Colorado 14,204 $1.63M
Utah 13,181 $1.53M
Idaho 11,395 $1.19M
Maine 10,247 $1.31M
New Hampshire 8,241 $1.02M
Delaware 8,010 $963K
Nebraska 7,558 $710K
Nevada 7,352 $766K
New Mexico 6,087 $741K
South Dakota 5,795 $588K
Rhode Island 5,475 $535K
Montana 5,118 $527K
Vermont 5,010 $600K
Hawaii 3,688 $496K
Alaska 2,919 $232K
North Dakota 2,580 $265K
Wyoming 2,477 $269K
District of Columbia 2,243 $228K
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 LANSOPRAZOLE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MYRA SCHACHED DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled360

VINELAND

New Jersey

JOSE CARDENAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled358

HIALEAH

Florida

GLORIA CASAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled358

HIALEAH

Florida

ALEKSANDR ZASYPKIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled351

BROOKLYN

New York

JOSHUA SUTHERLAND DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled350

GRUNDY

Virginia

OLEG VOLCHONOK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled347

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

VALENTIN ESTRADA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled347

MIAMI

Florida

MUKUL MEHRA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled345

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

BORIS GUREVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled345

CHICAGO

Illinois

ELIZABETH MARTINEZ M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled343

MIAMI

Florida

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled340

HIALEAH

Florida

JAMES CARUSO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled338

NAPERVILLE

Illinois

JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled336

HIALEAH

Florida

ARIEL RAMIREZ NAVARRO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled334

MIAMI

Florida

SERGIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled334

MIAMI

Florida

FRED BIBUS MD

General Practice

Claims Filled331

AUSTIN

Texas

SANDRA RODRIGUES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled328

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

HUBERT PIERCE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled319

KINSTON

North Carolina

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled318

MIAMI

Florida

GIGLIOLA ARNEJO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled316

HIALEAH

Florida

MANOUCHEHR RASHTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled315

LOS ANGELES

California

RAFAEL GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled307

MIAMI

Florida

MIGUEL VAZQUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled307

MIAMI

Florida

YAN SUAREZ MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled307

BRONX

New York

MAYLI RODRIGUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled306

HIALEAH

Florida