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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 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

29.3M
Medicare Part D Claims
$582M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 2,806,825 $55M
Florida 2,434,240 $46M
New York 1,886,529 $34.4M
Pennsylvania 1,674,263 $28.4M
Texas 1,308,982 $26.6M
Ohio 1,298,287 $35.5M
North Carolina 1,197,290 $26M
Michigan 941,597 $22.6M
Illinois 915,290 $18M
Tennessee 844,402 $15M
Massachusetts 772,602 $14M
Georgia 768,587 $13.8M
Missouri 692,238 $12.8M
Alabama 666,630 $11.1M
Kentucky 661,897 $13.5M
Virginia 638,342 $13.9M
Indiana 633,438 $14.5M
Wisconsin 617,782 $12.3M
Washington 597,439 $11.7M
Minnesota 588,378 $13.1M
New Jersey 577,677 $10M
Iowa 471,030 $8.63M
Mississippi 450,686 $7.01M
South Carolina 424,236 $8.05M
Arizona 419,156 $8.8M
Oregon 418,081 $9.01M
Oklahoma 408,379 $8.73M
Louisiana 399,136 $7.47M
Arkansas 372,362 $6.28M
Colorado 319,962 $7.32M
West Virginia 298,989 $5.47M
Kansas 287,971 $5.75M
Nebraska 246,102 $4.22M
Connecticut 230,700 $4.61M
Maryland 223,024 $4.43M
Utah 203,631 $4.93M
Nevada 199,563 $4.22M
Rhode Island 171,865 $3.56M
New Mexico 168,605 $3.81M
Idaho 165,272 $3.59M
Maine 164,722 $3.41M
South Dakota 116,543 $2.45M
Montana 95,659 $1.85M
New Hampshire 94,765 $2.04M
North Dakota 89,055 $1.58M
Hawaii 76,108 $2.15M
Vermont 68,514 $1.27M
Delaware 55,992 $1.23M
Wyoming 41,870 $817K
Alaska 33,040 $607K
District of Columbia 23,426 $386K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
NGHIA PHAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

APO

CARLA SOLER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled126

FPO

BENJAMIN STENZLER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

APO

RODRIGO PEREIRA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled207

VOLTA REDONDA

LUDMILA ARONZON

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled98

JERMYN

ZHIJIAN WANG PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled194

WINDSOR

EDITH HUI M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled56

TORONTO

GUY GARMAN D.O.

Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

Claims Filled54

CHRISTIANSTED

Virgin Islands

RAYMOND CINTRON MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled67

C'STED

Virgin Islands

JAMES VANPOPERING D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled209

ST. THOMAS

Virgin Islands

MARILYN NUTTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

ST. THOMAS

Virgin Islands

SCOTT HARTSHORN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ST THOMAS

Virgin Islands

FRANK BISHOP M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled114

SUNNY ISLE

Virgin Islands

MICHELLE DIZON

Claims Filled56

CHRISTIANSTED

Virgin Islands

ANTONIO LOZADA MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled119

PATILLAS

Puerto Rico

JESUS ROMAN MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled99

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JOSE MARTINEZ-OJEDA MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled61

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

NAIRYS SOMOZA M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled2,059

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JULIO MALDONADO MD

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled80

CANOVANAS

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO PADILLA-ACOSTA MD

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled120

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

MIGDALIA POLANCO M.D

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled55

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

MANUEL VIZCARRONDO M.D.

Managed Care Organizations, Health Maintenance Organization

Claims Filled125

SALINAS

Puerto Rico

WILFRED GOMEZ SALDANA MD

Hospitals, Critical Access

Claims Filled372

CANOVANAS

Puerto Rico

CESAR VAZQUEZ RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Hospitals, General Acute Care Hospital

Claims Filled69

BOQUERON

Puerto Rico

LUIS RIVERA

Hospitals, General Acute Care Hospital

Claims Filled83

CAYEY

Puerto Rico