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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
HOWARD MCNEELEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLINTON

Tennessee

SETHU MADHAVAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled51

LANCASTER

California

BRONISLAVA SHAFRAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled52

PHOENIX

Arizona

TERRY HARRISON M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled52

PARIS

Tennessee

GONZALO CELIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

TUCSON

Arizona

CHANG WEN CHEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

BAY DANG-VU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

OAKLAND

California

VALENTIN HERNANDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

HAWTHORNE

California

BRIAN NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

SUN CITY

California

THOMAS CLAYTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

CROSSVILLE

Tennessee

JOHN YOUNG D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

LONG BEACH

California

NABIL CYLEMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

NED BEISER D.O

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

DALLAS

Texas

MICHELLE SHELTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

ROBERT WEINSTEIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

BROCKTON

Massachusetts

RUTH BOYNTON NURSE PRACTITIONER

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled55

PIKEVILLE

Tennessee

LISA WARD APN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled55

ALAMO

Tennessee

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled55

LOS ANGELES

California

FRANK WOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

MCCAYSVILLE

Georgia

KIET TRAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN BURNS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled56

MONTOURSVILLE

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL ALEXANDER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

COLUMBUS

Ohio

CECIL PARKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

MOBILE

Alabama

DAT HUYNH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

SAN JOSE

California

CRAIG JOHNSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

LEITCHFIELD

Kentucky