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Prescriber Checkup » OMEPRAZOLE

OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Also helps heal a damaged esophagus, and helps prevent stomach bleeding in patients who have a serious illness. This medicine may be used in combination with antibiotics to treat ulcers. This medicine is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

24.3M
Medicare Part D Claims
$678M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 2,633,055 $65.2M
Florida 2,288,889 $53.7M
New York 1,583,816 $39.9M
Pennsylvania 1,579,752 $36.2M
Texas 1,238,078 $31.8M
Ohio 1,164,045 $33.5M
North Carolina 1,112,053 $28M
Illinois 898,008 $22.1M
Michigan 790,553 $21.5M
Tennessee 790,024 $17.6M
Massachusetts 707,964 $18.7M
Georgia 681,070 $15.5M
Missouri 644,781 $14.7M
Alabama 609,990 $13.2M
Indiana 589,259 $15.2M
Virginia 587,017 $14.4M
Kentucky 583,097 $13.7M
Minnesota 578,341 $15.6M
Wisconsin 559,868 $13.9M
Washington 558,388 $13.9M
Puerto Rico 501,234 $10.2M
New Jersey 491,416 $12.6M
Iowa 442,505 $10.1M
Mississippi 410,429 $7.93M
Arizona 388,148 $11.3M
Oregon 383,614 $9.65M
Oklahoma 379,128 $10.9M
South Carolina 375,489 $8.83M
Louisiana 368,619 $8.28M
Arkansas 328,310 $7.58M
Colorado 296,718 $8.25M
West Virginia 280,545 $7.17M
Kansas 275,210 $6.51M
Nebraska 234,508 $5.03M
Maryland 212,050 $5.8M
Connecticut 207,916 $5.44M
Utah 183,656 $5.66M
Nevada 183,233 $4.22M
Maine 163,794 $4.74M
Rhode Island 155,241 $4.12M
New Mexico 153,258 $4.06M
Idaho 150,508 $4.18M
South Dakota 110,469 $2.56M
Montana 89,593 $2.22M
North Dakota 87,069 $1.9M
New Hampshire 86,822 $2.45M
Hawaii 70,354 $2.61M
Vermont 66,477 $1.74M
Delaware 48,000 $1.44M
Wyoming 39,752 $1M
Alaska 32,312 $664K
District of Columbia 21,557 $451K
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 OMEPRAZOLE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled5,494

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

BOB SOUDER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled3,465

JACKSON

Tennessee

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,322

GALAX

Virginia

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,103

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,994

MIAMI

Florida

LEANDRO OTERO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,950

MIAMI

Florida

SAMUEL NODAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,887

MIAMI

Florida

ANGEL VELOSO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled2,863

MIAMI

Florida

OSMANY RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,835

MIAMI

Florida

EFRAIN MARTINEZ M.D.

Claims Filled2,751

MIAMI

Florida

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,733

MIAMI

Florida

ELIZABETH MARTINEZ M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled2,706

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,672

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,612

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

MAYOBANEX TORRES-VERAS M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled2,610

HIALEAH

Florida

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,569

MIAMI

Florida

RODOLFO DUMENIGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,544

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,429

HIALEAH

Florida

DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,410

MIAMI

Florida

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,397

HIALEAH

Florida

MARTA BETANCOURT

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,391

HIALEAH

Florida

DANIEL BASULTO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled2,345

HIALEAH

Florida

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled2,328

MIAMI

Florida

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,312

MIAMI

Florida

RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,264

OMAK

Washington