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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
ROY HINMAN MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,688

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

LAZARO CALVINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,685

HIALEAH

Florida

JAGDISH PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,672

CONNERSVILLE

Indiana

BENEDICTO SANPEDRO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,669

LAKE WORTH

Florida

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,668

WESTLAND

Michigan

KEITH WOO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,667

HONOLULU

Hawaii

SAMUEL NEWSOME MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,658

KING

North Carolina

RONALD GOLDBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,657

HAVERHILL

Massachusetts

TODD FARRER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,655

BAKERSFIELD

California

KENNETH LUCAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,653

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

RAYMOND UFFORD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,647

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,646

LORAIN

Ohio

SYED MOQEETH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,640

CINCINNATI

Ohio

SIXTO CARO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,635

BROOKLYN

New York

JERRY BENFIELD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,620

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

RICHARD PAVELOCK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,614

DEEP GAP

North Carolina

GEORGE FIELDS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,604

SANTA ANA

California

DICK OWENS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,603

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,596

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,582

MARYVILLE

Illinois

LAZARO GARCIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,580

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE ROCAMORA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,578

EL CENTRO

California

SAMVEL HMAYAKYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,570

GLENDALE

California

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,570

WICHITA

Kansas

ALBERTO ALONSO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,565

MIAMI

Florida