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Prescriber Checkup » METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Metoclopramide is also used to relieve symptoms caused by slow stomach emptying in people who have diabetes. These symptoms include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, loss of appetite, and feeling of fullness that lasts long after meals. Metoclopramide is in a class of medications called prokinetic agents. It works by speeding the movement of food through the stomach and intestines. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.68M
Medicare Part D Claims
$18.2M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 201,699 $2.02M
Florida 135,169 $1.11M
Texas 120,992 $1.22M
New York 103,538 $938K
Pennsylvania 82,852 $817K
Ohio 78,813 $802K
Illinois 73,305 $685K
North Carolina 72,613 $731K
Tennessee 68,059 $636K
Georgia 63,730 $630K
Missouri 54,615 $527K
Kentucky 53,495 $534K
Alabama 53,209 $492K
Indiana 43,343 $427K
Michigan 43,041 $425K
New Jersey 40,738 $352K
Virginia 38,184 $375K
Puerto Rico 37,607 $250K
Washington 37,438 $333K
South Carolina 35,257 $349K
Wisconsin 34,313 $306K
Louisiana 32,566 $316K
Mississippi 30,501 $298K
Arkansas 30,373 $292K
Oklahoma 28,806 $293K
Massachusetts 28,738 $254K
Kansas 28,602 $270K
Iowa 25,292 $221K
Arizona 22,902 $207K
West Virginia 20,810 $188K
Oregon 20,167 $200K
Minnesota 19,724 $190K
Maryland 19,413 $201K
Connecticut 16,413 $151K
Colorado 15,599 $175K
Nebraska 12,659 $116K
Idaho 11,360 $104K
Maine 10,374 $96.2K
New Mexico 8,620 $80.1K
Utah 8,209 $69.1K
Montana 7,626 $66.9K
Nevada 7,603 $66.6K
South Dakota 6,945 $67.8K
New Hampshire 5,854 $53.8K
Rhode Island 5,075 $41.9K
North Dakota 4,284 $40.2K
Delaware 3,884 $41.3K
Hawaii 3,734 $42.2K
Alaska 3,420 $33.7K
Wyoming 2,798 $25.8K
Vermont 2,561 $20.7K
District of Columbia 1,670 $17.2K
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 »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROY HINMAN MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled287

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled285

LOS ANGELES

California

GERALD ENGSTROM MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled283

ROSEBURG

Oregon

DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled283

MIAMI

Florida

MARTHA AROUNI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled281

OMAHA

Nebraska

BENJAMIN JOHNSTON MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled281

MACON

Georgia

MARK FRIEDMAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled279

HARRISBURG

Pennsylvania

WOOSUK PARK MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled276

RACINE

Wisconsin

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled276

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID COFFEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled275

ONEIDA

Tennessee

RAJEEV NAYAR MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled274

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

JON STAUFFER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled273

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

EMMANUEL PAINTSIL

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled271

BURR RIDGE

Illinois

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

PETER HAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled270

RACINE

Wisconsin

VIJAYKUMAR PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled270

DELANO

California

RICHARD VALENTINE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled267

PHENIX CITY

Alabama

MANUEL FRANCO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled267

CHICAGO

Illinois

MICHAEL PAOLUCCI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled266

TEXARKANA

Texas

MARY ANN HENRY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled265

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

TRUONG-SINH LEDUC M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled262

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

HITENDRA PATEL M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled262

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

LAURENCE LUM D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled260

DESLOGE

Missouri

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled259

LOS ANGELES

California

JAMES CHANEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled259

HAZARD

Kentucky