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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
ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled591

ROYSTON

Georgia

STEPHEN GROSSMAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled591

FRESNO

California

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled586

MIDWEST CITY

Oklahoma

RUBEN AYALA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled581

MIAMI

Florida

JOON KANG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled580

ROWLAND HEIGHTS

California

ANDRES COWLEY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled579

MIAMI

Florida

JASON GRIFFIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled575

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

LARRY SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled575

VALDOSTA

Georgia

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled575

CULLMAN

Alabama

INGRID ZUMARAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled572

SEMINOLE

Florida

MICHAEL BAHRAMI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled565

MIAMI

Florida

DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled565

MIAMI

Florida

PREM RUPANI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled564

CHICAGO

Illinois

BHARAT SHAH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled559

CHICAGO

Illinois

VALENTIN HERNANDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled559

HAWTHORNE

California

JOSEPH CONTI D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled552

LAUREL SPRINGS

New Jersey

M. POWELL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled551

THOMSON

Georgia

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled545

WICHITA

Kansas

FE REYES-ARCANGEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled544

NEW CITY

New York

FARIBORZ SHAMS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled542

ANAHEIM

California

JOSE SOLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled540

SEFFNER

Florida

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled540

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MINH NGUYEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled540

LONG BEACH

California

SURESH DIDWANIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled537

KANKAKEE

Illinois

DONALD VOLLMER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled534

NASHVILLE

Tennessee