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SODIUM BICARBONATE

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

19.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1064 of 3362

$990K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1354 of 3362

3,655
Patients

Rank: 1201 of 3362

3,044
Prescribers

Rank: 1196 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

6,843

2011

9,849

2012

14.5K

2013

20K

2014

24.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$202K

2011

$301K

2012

$477K

2013

$991K

2014

$1.47M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$32

2011

$28

2012

$34

2013

$56

2014

$68

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 628 3,302 $178K
Pennsylvania 413 3,167 $105K
New Jersey 356 2,132 $88.1K
Massachusetts 286 1,606 $91K
Ohio 291 1,521 $77.5K
New York 186 674 $36.7K
Utah 51 643 $29.8K
Wisconsin 76 427 $21.4K
Minnesota 80 416 $23K
Nebraska 73 413 $19.2K
Florida 100 408 $64.7K
Washington 55 365 $16.8K
Indiana 78 344 $16.5K
Michigan 67 338 $12.4K
Missouri 46 306 $20.1K
Kentucky 80 303 $12.3K
Arizona 31 303 $4,826
North Carolina 67 299 $22.2K
Illinois 76 257 $10.2K
Iowa 53 242 $17.1K
Texas 65 242 $10K
Colorado 62 242 $23.1K
Maryland 43 237 $8,120
Oregon 51 219 $11.4K
Virginia 40 197 $6,635
Tennessee 59 188 $7,098
Connecticut 41 154 $10.6K
South Dakota 20 124 $5,098
North Dakota 15 102 $3,472
Kansas 18 97 $3,731
Montana 72 $2,868
Wyoming 70 $1,689
Maine 23 61 $2,216
Arkansas 15 52 $1,850
Delaware 45 $3,456
Georgia 31 44 $3,491
Alabama 44 $595
New Mexico 15 40 $1,832
Rhode Island 32 $1,167
Vermont 30 $1,653
Mississippi 27 $2,080
Oklahoma 26 $1,229
Hawaii 25 $1,349
South Carolina 25 $1,191
New Hampshire 21 $4,898
West Virginia 20 $948
Idaho 17 $519
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for SODIUM BICARBONATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOSEPH COOK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled379

AMERICAN FORK

Utah

STEPHEN HAGBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled218

BEAVER FALLS

Pennsylvania

RICHARD GRANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled182

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM WOMACK D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled161

FORT MOHAVE

Arizona

MICHAEL MARKOPOULOS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled144

DEL MAR

California

RAMARAO KAZA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled108

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

AMIR BAHREMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled92

SAN DIEGO

California

ERIK SOIFERMAN D.O., F.A.C.O.I.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled90

MERION STATION

Pennsylvania

STEVEN LIPSCHUTZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled88

LANGHORNE

Pennsylvania

TEIZU WOLOKOLIE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

BERLIN

Maryland

SANJAY RAJPARA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

CORONADO

California

BHAVANA REBBA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

EDISON

New Jersey

KENNETH LANDIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

HOOSHANG POOR

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled69

NEWTON

Massachusetts

ROBERT BROD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

MEDIA

Pennsylvania

DOMENICK RONCO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled68

MIFFLINBURG

Pennsylvania

SHEILA BALESTRINO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled66

BUTLER

Pennsylvania

SCOTT SOUTHWORTH MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled62

BOUNTIFUL

Utah

JOHN GAIDRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

SAN DIEGO

California

GEETHA RAJA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

BALTIMORE

Maryland

QUOCK FONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

SAN FRANCISCO

California

BERNARD MICHLIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

SAN DIEGO

California

FELIX VERSHVOVSKY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled57

PHILA

Pennsylvania

GENE NEWTON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

LARRY MARSHALL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

LAKESIDE

California