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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
EUGENE PODRAZIK M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled55

CASPER

Wyoming

DONALD KIRK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled227

THAYNE

Wyoming

DEAN BARTHOLOMEW MD

Claims Filled99

SARATOGA

Wyoming

BILL WILLIAMS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled162

SHERIDAN

Wyoming

ANCA VOINOV MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled90

CASPER

Wyoming

MICHAEL CARPENTER PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled55

NEWCASTLE

Wyoming

BRECK MCCARTY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled57

GILLETTE

Wyoming

LORI TOBLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled337

DOUGLAS

Wyoming

TABITHA GILROY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled105

ARAPAHOE

Wyoming

COLLEEN HANSON PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled406

THERMOPOLIS

Wyoming

JOHN THURSTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled387

WORLAND

Wyoming

LEAH MUTHURI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

ROCK SPRINGS

Wyoming

JOHN KLINKENBORG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled135

FT WASHAKIE

Wyoming

CRAIG BROWN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled69

CHEYENNE

Wyoming

JENNIFER FRARY PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled131

CASPER

Wyoming

MARK CARDINAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled186

FORT WASHAKIE

Wyoming

BILLIE WILKERSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled94

GILLETTE

Wyoming

MARIAN BURSTEN MD PHD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

CHEYENNE

Wyoming

LAURI PALMER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled253

WHEATLAND

Wyoming

M COUCH M.D.

Claims Filled57

RAWLINS

Wyoming

BENJAMIN BARRACLOUGH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled134

EVANSTON

Wyoming

HERMILO GONZALEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled122

BUFFALO

Wyoming

MARY FREUND N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled72

LOVELL

Wyoming

PAUL LEHMITZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled324

LARAMIE

Wyoming

DIMITER ORAHOVATS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled293

CHEYENNE

Wyoming