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Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » CIMETIDINE

CIMETIDINE

Treats duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other disorders of the stomach. Also treats or prevents heartburn. This medicine is a histamine H2-blocker. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

130K
Medicare Part D Claims
$2.58M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 37,609 $680K
Tennessee 18,094 $202K
Florida 12,525 $127K
Puerto Rico 11,642 $91.2K
Ohio 8,385 $109K
Texas 7,001 $76.6K
Kentucky 6,681 $74.3K
Pennsylvania 6,659 $70.6K
Illinois 6,383 $65K
Arizona 5,720 $67.6K
New York 5,617 $66K
Massachusetts 5,326 $79.1K
Michigan 5,270 $56.7K
North Carolina 4,694 $49.9K
Indiana 4,425 $51.3K
Georgia 4,116 $43.1K
Alabama 3,984 $36.4K
Missouri 3,927 $44.4K
Mississippi 3,479 $31.7K
Oregon 3,354 $39.6K
Minnesota 3,141 $41.7K
Iowa 2,980 $29K
Louisiana 2,848 $25.8K
Wisconsin 2,668 $34.4K
Oklahoma 2,583 $30.5K
Virginia 2,452 $29.5K
Arkansas 2,327 $22K
West Virginia 2,040 $19.9K
New Mexico 2,003 $23.7K
Colorado 1,954 $32.2K
South Carolina 1,936 $21K
New Jersey 1,920 $19.8K
Hawaii 1,860 $23.3K
Washington 1,839 $22.3K
Kansas 1,564 $20.6K
Maine 1,319 $16.3K
Nevada 1,228 $16.8K
Maryland 1,183 $18K
Nebraska 893 $8,894
Utah 877 $9,887
Connecticut 767 $9,325
New Hampshire 726 $7,872
Rhode Island 717 $6,561
Idaho 648 $8,340
Montana 511 $7,032
South Dakota 420 $4,302
Vermont 296 $3,505
North Dakota 273 $2,755
Delaware 151 $2,011
Wyoming 95 $1,150
District of Columbia 77 $1,179
Alaska 38 $570
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 CIMETIDINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHAU LE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled227

ROSEMEAD

California

JONATHAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled186

LONG BEACH

California

MARIA ILAR-REVILLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

WAIPAHU

Hawaii

ARKADY MASSEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled158

HAYWARD

California

JOEL VELASQUEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled155

VICTORVILLE

California

CEDRIC HARRIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

STEVEN CLARK M.D>

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

CLEVELAND

Mississippi

ANN MARIE MOTLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

MOISES ISSA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled115

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

MICHAEL KELLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled107

AVONDALE

Arizona

JOSE VILLAPLANA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

TAMPA

Florida

EFRAIN VALLADOLID M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled106

CHULA VISTA

California

HASMUKH KANABAR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled103

MADISONVILLE

Tennessee

PAUL CHU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled97

SAN FRANCISCO

California

ROBERT YOUNG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled96

HUDSON

Florida

JASVIR SIDHU MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled95

PORTERVILLE

California

KENNETH WRITESEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled95

GROVE CITY

Ohio

HOWARD BRUCKNER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled94

NEW YORK

New York

VALERIAN GIERI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled92

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

JEFFREY FREDERICH M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled90

PADUCAH

Kentucky

MAHENDER REDDY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

HUDSON

Florida

JOHN KRUBA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled88

PALM SPRINGS

California

MAX HEMPING PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled86

RED BLUFF

California

RALPH SMITH M.D.

Radiation Oncology

Claims Filled86

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

SCOTT KEFFER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled81

ANSTED

West Virginia