ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

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 »


Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for LANSOPRAZOLE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled303

GLENDALE

California

ZIAD HAWATMEH M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled301

MIAMI

Florida

VALERIO TOYOS-OLASCOAGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled300

MIAMI

Florida

NEIL NEDLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled299

ARDMORE

Oklahoma

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled298

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled297

LOS ANGELES

California

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled295

MIAMI

Florida

HECTOR DELGADO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled294

MIAMI

Florida

MISSAK KLTCHIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled293

LOS ANGELES

California

NORRIS GLICK MD

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Claims Filled290

MADISON

Wisconsin

SAMUEL NODAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled290

MIAMI

Florida

DUANE FITCH MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled288

WILSON

North Carolina

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled284

LOS ANGELES

California

ARTURO SUAREZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled283

HIALEAH

Florida

JUAN FERNANDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled278

MIAMI

Florida

ALEXANDER AXELROD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled276

CHANHASSEN

Minnesota

CURTIS CAVE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled272

BROOKLYN

New York

LINDA COX MSN APRN BC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled271

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee

SEUNG KIM M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled268

LOS ANGELES

California

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled265

MIAMI

Florida

ARCHIE SMITH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled265

AUSTIN

Texas

KRIKOR KALINDJIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled260

LOS ANGELES

California

KAI CHUNG MD

General Practice

Claims Filled257

VINELAND

New Jersey

PETER CHOY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled255

MIAMI

Florida

AHMAD IRFAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled252

WAYCROSS

Georgia