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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
DAVID LIN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled85

DANVILLE

California

ROMANY DEMIAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

OXNARD

California

SHARON NOEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled84

SAPULPA

Oklahoma

STEPHEN KIRKPATRICK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled83

BARTLESVILLE

Oklahoma

SHANG WU M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled83

HACIENDA HEIGHTS

California

JOSEPH LOWNEY D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled83

WARWICK

Rhode Island

JOE LE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

SACRAMENTO

California

ALEJANDRO ROCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled82

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

JAMES REIFSCHNEIDER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

TUCSON

Arizona

MARK TSUCHIYOSE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled80

DALY CITY

California

EDUARD DUDUKGIAN MD

Surgery

Claims Filled80

LOS ANGELES

California

SUNG-NAE BYUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

LOS ANGELES

California

SUNG YOO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled80

ROWLAND HEIGHTS

California

FREDERICK KLEIN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled80

TUCSON

Arizona

ZAVEN ARSLANIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled80

GLENDALE

California

JASON PAEK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

WALNUT

California

LAURI AN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled80

LOS ANGELES

California

ELENA CHETVER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled79

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

TAYMOUR MALAK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

STOCKTON

California

JOSE BAUTISTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled78

SANGER

California

HUSSEIN EL-NEWIHI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled78

EL CENTRO

California

GLENN GORDON MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled78

MEXICO

Missouri

TU DUONG D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled78

BURBANK

California

ARSINE BARSEGYAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

GLENDALE

California

STRICK WOODS

Specialist

Claims Filled77

FAIRFIELD

Connecticut