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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
CHRISTOPHER MCKIERNAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BLUE ASH

Ohio

LEONARD LICHTENSTEIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

JULIE REEVES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MEDINA

Ohio

MELISSA LENDERMAN PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

OAK RIDGE

Tennessee

DAVID STOGIN PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

KEVIN CURRAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

WEI LOONG GLE KOH MD

Surgery

Claims Filled50

WARRENSBURG

Missouri

NORBERTO ALLENDE-JIMENEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled50

DETROIT

Michigan

KIRK GULDEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BELLINGHAM

Washington

THOMAS SCHWARTZER MD, PH.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOMERSET

New Jersey

MARIA VASILIADIS DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

MEDIA

Pennsylvania

ST BARNABAS HOSPITAL

Claims Filled50

BRONX

New York

JOSEPH MARKENSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

KANCHAN PARASHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TAMPA

Florida

ANDREW FINK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HACKENSACK

New Jersey

PETER VANDEMARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BIG RAPIDS

Michigan

BRIAN SANKEY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WATERLOO

Iowa

TANVIR BAJWA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

DONATHAN IVEY MD

Surgery

Claims Filled50

CROSSVILLE

Tennessee

PRASUNA GOURKANTI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WHITING

New Jersey

ANTHONY RIZZO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BAY SHORE

New York

NARINDER BAJWA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

YUBA CITY

California

EUGENE ROSENBLATT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHULA VISTA

California