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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
JOSE CARDENAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,953

HIALEAH

Florida

RICHARD COLE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,953

STUART

Virginia

RAMON GOMEZ-PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,948

MIAMI

Florida

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,940

DUBLIN

Georgia

THOMAS DAHLBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,932

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

CHARLES DAVIS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,918

BOULDER

Colorado

ALONZO WILLIAMS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled1,917

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

INGRID MIXTER -LEON M.D.

Claims Filled1,914

MIAMI

Florida

JUAN BARROSO M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled1,912

HIALEAH

Florida

JOHN HAEBICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,909

CHICAGO

Illinois

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,906

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

MIGUEL FANA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,895

SAINT PETERSBURG

Florida

CIRILO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,893

MIAMI

Florida

ERNESTO GUERRA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,888

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

PARAMVIR RAHAL MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled1,872

BAKERSFIELD

California

ALEJANDRO ROCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,869

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

RICARDO MARTINEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,868

MIAMI

Florida

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

General Practice

Claims Filled1,867

CULLMAN

Alabama

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,867

HIALEAH

Florida

IMRAN HAQUE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,863

ASHEBORO

North Carolina

ORLANDO RANGEL M.D. P.A.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,859

TAMPA

Florida

MARC OSTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,856

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

VICENTE GARCIA-ALVAREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,854

MIAMI

Florida

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,853

MAUMEE

Ohio

LEOPOLDO FORMOSO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,846

MIAMI

Florida