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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
ROBERT MARCUS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

ATLANTA

Georgia

WILLIAM THIEMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

FORT COLLINS

Colorado

KIMBERLY CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

LOS ANGELES

California

AVERY BROWNE DO

General Practice

Claims Filled58

DILLINGHAM

Alaska

ERIN WEBER PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled58

WATERTOWN

South Dakota

CYNTHIA FISHER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

DES MOINES

Iowa

MOHAMMAD ULLAH MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled58

JACKSON

Mississippi

LORENZO ARAGON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

EL PASO

Texas

DAVID BAMBERGER M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled58

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

PAUL BARNICKEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

WEST LONG BRANCH

New Jersey

KAREN WINSTON M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled58

LOMA LINDA

California

FREDERICK ROEDIGER M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled58

PORTLAND

Maine

PATRICIA LOWERY M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled58

FORT DEFIANCE

Arizona

SANDRA MCCOWEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

NEGAUNEE

Michigan

WILLIAM GONZALEZ PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled58

NAPLES

Florida

THOMAS LYNCH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

BALTIMORE

Maryland

JUAN ECHEANDIA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled58

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

JING-HUI LI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

MARYSVILLE

Washington

RUBEN VILLA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled58

LUBBOCK

Texas

BASHAB BANERJI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

MICHAEL BOLAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

KENTWOOD

Michigan

DANIEL GOODYEAR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

RICHMOND

Vermont

JENNIFER READLYNN M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled58

ROCHESTER

New York

GARY GUZZARDO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled58

STUART

Florida

MUKUND KINI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled58

FT MYERS

Florida