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SODIUM BICARBONATE

Sodium bicarbonate is an antacid. It stops stomach acid from causing heartburn and indigestion. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

14.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1131 of 3238

$477K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1713 of 3238

2,838
Patients

Rank: 1254 of 3238

2,406
Prescribers

Rank: 1242 of 3238

User Reviews of SODIUM BICARBONATE »

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 373 2,895 $59.8K
California 437 2,134 $81K
New Jersey 306 1,612 $37.5K
Massachusetts 228 1,287 $37K
Ohio 224 1,278 $48.8K
Nebraska 66 361 $11.9K
Missouri 48 339 $10K
New York 102 326 $12.4K
Kentucky 70 317 $8,084
Minnesota 63 267 $20.7K
Indiana 71 264 $10.3K
Michigan 45 227 $13.1K
Maryland 23 222 $3,708
Oregon 49 215 $5,130
Florida 81 205 $21.5K
Washington 49 193 $4,749
Wisconsin 41 191 $10.6K
North Carolina 52 175 $6,406
Tennessee 54 173 $6,171
Illinois 48 172 $6,092
Utah 36 171 $7,868
Colorado 49 157 $12.1K
Iowa 40 123 $3,478
South Dakota 14 107 $1,218
Connecticut 28 102 $3,526
Texas 27 101 $2,652
Arizona 16 97 $1,813
Kansas 20 91 $1,436
North Dakota 18 90 $2,882
Delaware 12 86 $6,936
Georgia 32 75 $3,461
Oklahoma 12 56 $1,279
Virginia 16 52 $1,445
Arkansas 14 46 $1,476
Vermont 40 $784
Montana 38 $969
Mississippi 36 $917
New Mexico 11 35 $1,325
Alabama 11 35 $1,004
Hawaii 33 $1,267
Rhode Island 24 $1,374
Maine 12 23 $288
Nevada 15 $420
West Virginia 14 $397
Idaho 12 $136
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
STEPHEN HAGBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled235

BEAVER FALLS

Pennsylvania

ROBERT BROD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled134

MEDIA

Pennsylvania

RAMARAO KAZA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled130

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

KENNETH LANDIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled128

KINGSTON

Pennsylvania

PAUL MITNICK MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled91

WEST READING

Pennsylvania

LINHKIEU NGUYEN

Family Medicine

Claims Filled75

SAN DIEGO

California

MICHAEL MARKOPOULOS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled75

DEL MAR

California

ROGER SCHUTT D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled71

DORCHESTER CENTER

Massachusetts

STEVEN LEWIS D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled61

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

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

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

MERION STATION

Pennsylvania

CHARLES KISTLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

COLUMBUS

Ohio

ALAN ABRAMOWITZ D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

FOUNTAINVILLE

Pennsylvania

NEAL MERMELSTEIN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled54

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

CHARLES MCKINLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

MOUNT ORAB

Ohio

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

MARY TIMIRAS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled53

WENATCHEE

Washington

BHAVANA REBBA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled52

EDISON

New Jersey

THOMAS PATNAUDE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

ROBERT PARANGI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

PARAMUS

New Jersey

QUOCK FONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN FRANCISCO

California