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OMEPRAZOLE

Prilosec (Omeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It lowers the amount of acid in your stomach, treats heartburn, and heals ulcers. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

33.5M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 5 of 3395

$447M
Retail Cost

Rank: 62 of 3395

6,942,545
Patients

Rank: 5 of 3395

486,227
Prescribers

Rank: 11 of 3395

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80%

of people say

it's worth it

59%

of people say

it worked well

8%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

27.4M

2011

29.8M

2012

32.3M

2013

33M

2014

33.5M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$677M

2011

$593M

2012

$643M

2013

$529M

2014

$448M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$41

2011

$40

2012

$39

2013

$38

2014

$37

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 681,977 2,924,171 $44.2M
Florida 600,588 2,603,765 $37.3M
New York 470,978 2,220,853 $26.7M
Pennsylvania 340,214 1,780,501 $21.1M
Ohio 300,231 1,488,712 $23.9M
Texas 354,221 1,469,326 $21M
North Carolina 270,033 1,389,834 $16.5M
Michigan 289,323 1,191,444 $19.4M
Illinois 215,927 1,010,387 $14.2M
Tennessee 195,291 961,242 $12.9M
Massachusetts 186,744 947,316 $13M
Georgia 182,128 940,019 $11M
Missouri 149,245 782,819 $9.27M
Alabama 147,932 748,901 $8.15M
Kentucky 136,806 748,672 $8.82M
Indiana 151,265 734,688 $10.9M
Virginia 147,097 708,646 $9.87M
Wisconsin 145,964 687,286 $10.1M
New Jersey 144,666 632,995 $8.4M
Washington 142,426 626,981 $8.44M
Minnesota 138,210 617,749 $8.72M
South Carolina 117,980 564,743 $6.93M
Iowa 94,737 518,328 $5.58M
Arizona 121,609 497,488 $7.49M
Mississippi 83,930 462,013 $4.23M
Oregon 99,620 457,755 $6.74M
Louisiana 90,576 456,808 $4.83M
Arkansas 80,854 439,154 $4.05M
Oklahoma 87,098 417,155 $5.84M
Colorado 91,956 377,925 $7.35M
West Virginia 60,854 320,646 $3.61M
Kansas 62,375 319,233 $3.89M
Maryland 68,836 281,767 $4.46M
Nebraska 47,314 267,855 $2.79M
Connecticut 56,583 256,288 $3.97M
Utah 56,259 241,127 $3.52M
Nevada 51,611 210,122 $2.67M
Rhode Island 36,319 202,793 $2.59M
Idaho 40,898 185,060 $2.38M
New Mexico 42,311 173,747 $2.19M
Maine 37,958 169,168 $2.63M
South Dakota 23,994 127,125 $1.51M
New Hampshire 26,163 117,797 $1.81M
Montana 21,837 104,286 $1.17M
North Dakota 18,883 93,983 $948K
Delaware 21,066 80,533 $1.45M
Vermont 17,141 73,314 $1.08M
Hawaii 17,926 71,605 $916K
Wyoming 9,211 42,732 $560K
Alaska 5,564 34,733 $514K
District of Columbia 6,164 26,103 $340K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 OMEPRAZOLE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled5,337

TUCKER

Georgia

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled4,835

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,219

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MIN CHA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,661

LOS ANGELES

California

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled3,649

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,443

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,079

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,886

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

DALE MCGREGOR D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled2,810

MOULTRIE

Georgia

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,769

DUBLIN

Georgia

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,720

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,658

CALHOUN

Georgia

GUIDO RING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,640

CORDELE

Georgia

ALONZO WILLIAMS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled2,630

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

TODD FARRER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,592

BAKERSFIELD

California

CYNTHIA PINSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,547

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Community Health Worker

Claims Filled2,536

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

ANGEL VELOSO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled2,527

MIAMI

Florida

MERCEDES FERRERAS

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled2,380

MIAMI

Florida

TERESA ALFONSO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,369

MIAMI

Florida

NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,314

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,301

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

RANDALL LENGELING M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled2,284

DUBUQUE

Iowa

HUSSEIN EL-NEWIHI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled2,259

EL CENTRO

California

JULIAN ARANA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,242

CORAL GABLES

Florida