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Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » FAMOTIDINE

FAMOTIDINE

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Also treats heartburn caused by acid indigestion. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.58M
Medicare Part D Claims
$42.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 565,986 $8.31M
Florida 246,589 $2.62M
New York 240,265 $2.88M
Illinois 199,854 $2.52M
Pennsylvania 192,409 $2.48M
Texas 156,446 $1.81M
Georgia 149,641 $1.66M
Ohio 141,539 $1.63M
New Jersey 132,940 $1.82M
Tennessee 114,746 $1.27M
Puerto Rico 93,483 $780K
Indiana 87,180 $1.09M
North Carolina 83,885 $914K
Michigan 76,712 $976K
Missouri 73,542 $807K
Alabama 59,292 $608K
South Carolina 58,510 $661K
Virginia 56,497 $666K
Mississippi 49,031 $508K
Arkansas 48,262 $484K
Kentucky 47,841 $542K
Iowa 42,533 $414K
Wisconsin 42,374 $501K
Louisiana 41,614 $436K
Massachusetts 39,683 $546K
Oklahoma 37,907 $458K
Minnesota 36,951 $418K
Oregon 36,692 $485K
Arizona 36,390 $433K
Kansas 35,676 $415K
Washington 32,343 $431K
Colorado 28,008 $376K
Nebraska 26,241 $267K
Connecticut 22,395 $340K
Maryland 21,143 $283K
Maine 19,516 $227K
Nevada 19,063 $229K
West Virginia 18,997 $205K
New Mexico 14,818 $176K
New Hampshire 10,107 $131K
Hawaii 9,046 $150K
Idaho 8,798 $130K
Utah 8,477 $105K
Montana 8,148 $90.6K
South Dakota 7,690 $83K
Vermont 7,399 $97.5K
Rhode Island 7,325 $77.3K
North Dakota 6,363 $67.6K
District of Columbia 4,635 $49.4K
Wyoming 3,803 $44K
Alaska 3,524 $46.8K
Delaware 2,914 $49.5K
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 FAMOTIDINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ELBERT HINES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled735

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

GUIDO LEON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled710

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico

JONG JIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled707

CHICAGO

Illinois

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled706

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

ROBERT BURNS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled700

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

GODWIN D'SOUZA M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled690

CHICAGO

Illinois

VAN VU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled687

SANTA ANA

California

BENJAMIN ABRAHAM DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled687

SNELLVILLE

Georgia

JESUS HERNANDEZ MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled680

NEW YORK

New York

FRANK THOMPSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled662

MANCHESTER

Georgia

JOEL GONCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled662

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled652

LONG BEACH

California

KENT LIEBER M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled645

BUFFALO

New York

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled633

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

SURESH SETH MD

Claims Filled628

EAGLE PASS

Texas

WILLIAM MCPETERS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled625

ALBANY

Georgia

EDWARD MEZIC MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled623

OLD BRIDGE

New Jersey

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled621

DUBLIN

Georgia

EMILY YURBERG M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled620

NEW YORK

New York

SALEEM MAHMOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled620

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

J SMITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled615

METTER

Georgia

PURNIMA SREENIVASAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled615

WALNUT CREEK

California

ANURADHA KOLLIPARA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled609

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

DAVID TURFLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled609

HAZLEHURST

Georgia

LARRY JEW M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled607

SAN FRANCISCO

California