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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
JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,252

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,243

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

AUSBERTO BIANCHI MD

Claims Filled2,236

MIAMI

Florida

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,232

MIDWEST CITY

Oklahoma

JON JACKSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,218

PORT ORANGE

Florida

JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,198

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSEPH ALISKY MD PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,197

AURORA

Colorado

YAN SUAREZ MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled2,146

BRONX

New York

JOSE GONZALEZ

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,143

HOBOKEN

New Jersey

VALERIO TOYOS-OLASCOAGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,141

MIAMI

Florida

JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,134

MIAMI

Florida

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,123

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

JESSICA VIGIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,118

KISSIMMEE

Florida

JUAN ESCOBAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,116

LONG BEACH

California

LUIS FELIPE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,116

MIAMI

Florida

CONRADO BERMUDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,090

MIAMI

Florida

ARTURO SUAREZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,083

HIALEAH

Florida

ARTURO LOGRONO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,055

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

GLORIA CASAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,039

HIALEAH

Florida

NICOLE GALLEGO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,025

MARGATE

Florida

GIGLIOLA ARNEJO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,985

HIALEAH

Florida

AUXI PEACHEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,977

MIAMI

Florida

MIGUEL VAZQUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,975

MIAMI

Florida

ISRAEL CARO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,972

KISSIMMEE

Florida

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,954

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa