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Prescriber Checkup » PROTONIX

PROTONIX

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and damage to the esophagus. Also treats high levels of acid in the stomach caused by a tumor (such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). This medicine is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.51M
Medicare Part D Claims
$47M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 65,909 $12.1M
Massachusetts 13,488 $2.8M
Florida 13,277 $2.38M
Texas 11,514 $2.14M
Pennsylvania 10,213 $2M
North Carolina 9,040 $1.67M
Illinois 8,833 $1.58M
New York 8,572 $1.85M
Arizona 8,256 $1.66M
Georgia 6,893 $1.25M
Virginia 6,573 $1.18M
New Jersey 6,483 $1.17M
Connecticut 6,119 $1.14M
Ohio 5,367 $1.03M
Washington 4,652 $870K
Tennessee 4,566 $803K
Missouri 4,451 $825K
Indiana 4,340 $812K
Wisconsin 3,818 $723K
Kentucky 3,256 $614K
Oregon 3,182 $663K
Maryland 3,158 $618K
Alabama 3,040 $497K
Maine 2,960 $599K
Michigan 2,439 $482K
Rhode Island 2,364 $441K
Louisiana 2,346 $421K
South Carolina 2,255 $407K
Mississippi 2,176 $366K
Colorado 2,035 $407K
Minnesota 1,834 $443K
Iowa 1,775 $321K
Oklahoma 1,763 $337K
West Virginia 1,440 $256K
Nevada 1,264 $193K
Kansas 1,151 $205K
Vermont 1,092 $217K
Arkansas 1,085 $197K
New Hampshire 1,057 $212K
Hawaii 836 $165K
Puerto Rico 703 $117K
Nebraska 697 $128K
New Mexico 599 $125K
Idaho 559 $110K
Utah 555 $112K
Alaska 435 $60.7K
Delaware 390 $81K
Montana 367 $74.8K
Wyoming 268 $52K
North Dakota 227 $45.9K
District of Columbia 196 $31.7K
South Dakota 176 $34K
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 PROTONIX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHRISTINE ROZANCE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled220

SACRAMENTO

California

JIMMY CHUBBUCK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled189

BUCKLEY

Washington

SURESH BALENALLI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

CASA GRANDE

Arizona

FARIBORZ SHAMS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

ANAHEIM

California

AZMY GHALY MEDICAL DOCTOR

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled105

LOS ANGELES

California

ALFREDO CISNEROS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled99

HOUSTON

Texas

MARIA LYDIA MONTENEGRO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled94

MEDICAL LAKE

Washington

RHONDA MATTESON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled87

BUTNER

North Carolina

RALPH FRANCIOSI D.O.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled85

VINELAND

New Jersey

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled85

VAN NUYS

California

ELLEN BROGDEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled83

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

ANWAR ARASTU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled83

LA MIRADA

California

LAKSHMAN RAO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled82

ERWIN

North Carolina

SANJAY KHEDIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

COVINA

California

PAMELA WOO RNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled80

EAST BOSTON

Massachusetts

JOHN LAI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled73

DALY CITY

California

JERRY MALLETT M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled72

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

S RUBIO MD

Claims Filled72

SALEM

Illinois

JOEL PENGSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled72

MORENO VALLEY

California

MARIANNA TSARAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled71

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS

Illinois

GUSTAVO MONDRAGON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled70

CHULA VISTA

California

NABIL EL SAYAD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

LOMITA

California

ROLF EHLERS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

SAN DIEGO

California

SABAH KADHIUM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled66

LA VERNE

California

ZEPHYRENE VILLALUZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled66

N LAS VEGAS

Nevada