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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
MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,367

HIALEAH

Florida

LUIS FELIPE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,350

MIAMI

Florida

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,329

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

HUSSEIN EL-NEWIHI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled2,295

EL CENTRO

California

ALEJANDRO ROCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,252

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

VALERIO TOYOS-OLASCOAGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,247

MIAMI

Florida

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,228

HIALEAH

Florida

JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,179

HIALEAH

Florida

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,169

DUBLIN

Georgia

CONRADO BERMUDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,169

MIAMI

Florida

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,168

HIALEAH

Florida

ALBERTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled2,166

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MIN CHA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,139

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,128

MIAMI

Florida

YAN SUAREZ MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled2,124

BRONX

New York

JERRY BENFIELD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,114

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

RAUL RODRIGUEZ BS

Counselor

Claims Filled2,113

OPA LOCKA

Florida

ISRAEL CARO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,103

KISSIMMEE

Florida

LEANDRO OTERO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,103

MIAMI

Florida

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,086

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

LAZARO CALVINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,075

HIALEAH

Florida

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,075

HICKORY

North Carolina

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,062

CULLMAN

Alabama

NAIRYS SOMOZA M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled2,059

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

GEORGE FIELDS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,043

SANTA ANA

California