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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
BARBARA SMITH ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

HUDSON

Florida

PRIMO ANDRES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

MARC KATZ P.A.-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

HICKORY

North Carolina

MICHAEL YU MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

CLEARWATER

Florida

GARY SALZMAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

STEPHEN LEE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

CASTRO VALLEY

California

EMAD AHMED MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

ATHENS

Georgia

DANIELLE LITTLE NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

MORAINE

Ohio

EMILY ENTZI RD, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

ALPHA ANDERS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

BAKERSFIELD

California

PAULA NEW

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

JACKSONVILLE

North Carolina

SUSAN KAESER ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

ORLANDO

Florida

GARY JACOBSEN FNP, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

ILWACO

Washington

JORGE PEREZ-ALARD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PASADENA

Maryland

RUSSELL JONES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FRANKLIN

New Hampshire

RITU SACHDEV M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

BOWIE

Maryland

JANE ZENDARSKI DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRYN MAWR

Pennsylvania

RICHARD BURTIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BENNINGTON

Vermont

CLUNY LEFEVRE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

SUSAN LESTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

INDIAN TRAIL

North Carolina

SREEKANTH INDURTI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

TOLEDO

Ohio

ROBERTO ZAMBON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

GERALD ALSTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ARCATA

California

SONU BHATIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HENDERSON

Nevada

JAMES MALLERY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

ST LOUIS PARK

Minnesota