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Prescriber Checkup » ACIPHEX

ACIPHEX

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), esophagus damage, and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. This medicine may be used in combination with antibiotics to treat H pylori stomach infections and ulcers. This medicine is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

341K
Medicare Part D Claims
$132M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 118,236 $36.3M
New York 34,928 $12.1M
Pennsylvania 22,242 $7.06M
Florida 21,307 $6.98M
Texas 14,071 $4.59M
North Carolina 13,819 $4.39M
Arizona 11,096 $4.05M
Connecticut 10,110 $3.36M
Wisconsin 9,316 $3.1M
Ohio 8,271 $2.92M
Illinois 8,220 $2.71M
New Jersey 8,151 $2.98M
Georgia 7,437 $2.29M
Oklahoma 7,329 $2.2M
Missouri 6,181 $1.85M
Kentucky 5,559 $1.86M
Oregon 5,555 $1.92M
Michigan 5,502 $2.18M
Virginia 5,469 $1.72M
Minnesota 5,430 $2.2M
Tennessee 5,033 $1.6M
Massachusetts 4,855 $1.68M
Maryland 4,708 $1.96M
Indiana 4,567 $1.53M
Nevada 4,467 $1.38M
Washington 4,330 $1.77M
Alabama 4,149 $1.13M
Louisiana 4,036 $1.11M
South Carolina 4,013 $1.27M
Colorado 3,741 $1.34M
Iowa 3,053 $921K
Mississippi 2,880 $784K
Arkansas 2,724 $765K
West Virginia 2,504 $750K
Kansas 2,405 $772K
Hawaii 2,369 $958K
New Mexico 1,945 $789K
Utah 1,878 $654K
Nebraska 1,744 $520K
Rhode Island 1,543 $431K
Vermont 1,347 $433K
Maine 1,258 $509K
South Dakota 1,052 $309K
Puerto Rico 996 $235K
Idaho 996 $332K
New Hampshire 752 $284K
Delaware 729 $322K
Montana 711 $243K
North Dakota 475 $144K
Wyoming 333 $105K
Alaska 272 $64.6K
District of Columbia 211 $77.4K
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 ACIPHEX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled182

VAN NUYS

California

CESAR PENA M.D.

Claims Filled182

CHULA VISTA

California

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled174

LOS ANGELES

California

MIN CHA M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled170

LOS ANGELES

California

GNANA DESIGAN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled160

VAN NUYS

California

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled156

ROSEMEAD

California

MICHAEL ZELMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled155

SANTA MONICA

California

MOUSSA FAMININI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled153

ENCINO

California

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled152

LOS ANGELES

California

KRIKOR KALINDJIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled147

LOS ANGELES

California

ARAM KARAKASHIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled146

GLENDALE

California

AJIT KHAIRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled146

FRESNO

California

MARK DOSCH MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled144

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

JAMES GREENBERG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled144

SAN FRANCISCO

California

VALERY SHULMAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled141

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled137

LOS ANGELES

California

SAMVEL HMAYAKYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled135

GLENDALE

California

JORGE ROBLES MD FAAFP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled134

EL CENTRO

California

VARDUI ARUTYUNYAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled134

GLENDALE

California

HAGOP BEZIKIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled134

LOS ANGELES

California

GARO DARIAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled133

PASADENA

California

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

LOS ANGELES

California

MINAS KOCHUMIAN M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled132

NORTHRIDGE

California

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

LOS ANGELES

California

SEUNG KIM M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled128

LOS ANGELES

California