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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Pantoprazole is used to treat the symptoms of GERD, allow the esophagus to heal, and prevent further damage to the esophagus. It is also used to treat conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Pantoprazole is in a class of medications called proton-pump inhibitors. It works by decreasing the amount of acid made in the stomach. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.32M
Medicare Part D Claims
$172M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 565,916 $17.7M
Pennsylvania 384,613 $21.1M
Texas 323,411 $10.1M
Florida 308,111 $10.2M
New York 246,994 $9.04M
North Carolina 197,916 $6.34M
Illinois 195,219 $5.86M
Ohio 157,422 $5.8M
Tennessee 155,648 $4.71M
Alabama 131,581 $3.76M
New Jersey 128,719 $4.5M
Georgia 124,019 $3.51M
Massachusetts 122,563 $5.73M
Puerto Rico 116,887 $3.44M
Virginia 115,268 $3.59M
Indiana 109,620 $3.8M
Kentucky 106,405 $3.7M
Michigan 104,212 $3.82M
Arizona 93,682 $3.29M
Missouri 92,776 $2.82M
Louisiana 91,488 $2.78M
Maryland 83,614 $3.12M
Wisconsin 71,089 $2.35M
Washington 70,551 $2.19M
Minnesota 62,009 $2.12M
Mississippi 60,842 $1.48M
Connecticut 60,546 $2.32M
South Carolina 55,305 $2.26M
Oregon 54,809 $1.83M
Maine 49,668 $1.57M
Colorado 49,066 $1.53M
Oklahoma 46,515 $2.23M
Kansas 41,965 $1.17M
Iowa 38,974 $1.03M
West Virginia 36,884 $1.57M
Arkansas 35,832 $1.31M
New Mexico 26,966 $1.23M
Nebraska 25,470 $671K
New Hampshire 25,242 $860K
Rhode Island 24,530 $1.03M
Hawaii 20,317 $1.02M
Nevada 19,800 $660K
Utah 18,354 $639K
Vermont 13,992 $528K
Idaho 12,661 $379K
Montana 10,511 $300K
Delaware 8,818 $490K
Wyoming 7,964 $234K
Alaska 7,886 $187K
North Dakota 7,603 $189K
District of Columbia 5,318 $153K
South Dakota 4,769 $133K
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 PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JORGE ABAD MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,029

MIAMI

Florida

CHRISTINE ROZANCE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled979

SACRAMENTO

California

ABIMAEL PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled925

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

FELIPE DEL VALLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled785

MIAMI

Florida

MANIKANDA RAJA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled701

HEMET

California

VALERIO TOYOS-OLASCOAGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled661

MIAMI

Florida

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled649

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

MIGUEL MOLINAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled646

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled642

CULLMAN

Alabama

JEROME KORINCHAK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled615

SELINSGROVE

Pennsylvania

CESAR ALBARRACIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled610

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ANTONIO PINERA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled603

MIAMI

Florida

ISAAC BASSAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled575

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

CUAUHTEMOC HURTADO M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled562

EL PASO

Texas

MARY RUDYK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled543

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

JOHN HEFFRON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled527

REDONDO BEACH

California

LAKSHMAN RAO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled527

ERWIN

North Carolina

GARY HOWARD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled518

MONTEVALLO

Alabama

RAYMOND ACEBO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled505

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

JAE CHU M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled498

WOODBINE

New Jersey

MICHAEL SIMONS MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled491

CORBIN

Kentucky

DAVID WINSTON M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled487

SUN CITY

Arizona

DANIEL CROCKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled477

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled469

MARYVILLE

Illinois

ROBERT SHAFFER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled467

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama