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SODIUM BICARBONATE

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

24.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1026 of 3395

$1.47M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1586 of 3395

4,336
Patients

Rank: 1180 of 3395

3,654
Prescribers

Rank: 1145 of 3395

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 737 3,739 $206K
Pennsylvania 351 2,509 $126K
Ohio 373 2,499 $149K
New Jersey 379 2,331 $136K
Massachusetts 290 1,877 $134K
New York 217 956 $67.3K
Utah 64 891 $45.8K
Indiana 142 774 $46K
Wisconsin 134 759 $49.1K
Nebraska 101 726 $39.9K
Minnesota 140 691 $54.1K
Florida 117 605 $41K
Illinois 121 441 $22.1K
Iowa 74 437 $31.3K
North Carolina 114 415 $42.1K
Kentucky 87 415 $21.3K
Michigan 88 389 $24.6K
Virginia 68 387 $15.1K
Arizona 33 328 $8,201
Missouri 52 314 $26.3K
Washington 49 304 $17.2K
Maryland 65 271 $11.1K
Connecticut 59 240 $16.3K
Tennessee 56 239 $8,101
Oregon 58 226 $13.4K
Texas 67 202 $15K
Kansas 32 161 $10.5K
South Dakota 29 137 $9,293
Colorado 41 133 $9,729
Maine 24 128 $8,645
Arkansas 28 127 $4,128
North Dakota 23 104 $7,200
Montana 15 101 $3,330
Wyoming 94 $2,852
Georgia 27 71 $4,545
Delaware 17 60 $4,078
Idaho 12 50 $4,060
Nevada 13 39 $2,991
Vermont 39 $3,286
South Carolina 39 $6,441
District of Columbia 38 $1,918
Alaska 36 $2,359
Hawaii 34 $1,778
New Hampshire 30 $8,820
New Mexico 11 30 $2,089
Oklahoma 11 27 $1,023
Alabama 26 $1,222
Mississippi 22 $1,629
Rhode Island 14 $434
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 SODIUM BICARBONATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOSEPH COOK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled414

AMERICAN FORK

Utah

ROBERT FOLDVARY M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled150

DEFIANCE

Ohio

STEPHEN HAGBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled132

BEAVER FALLS

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL MARKOPOULOS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled131

DEL MAR

California

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

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

HORSHAM

Pennsylvania

RICHARD GRANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled121

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM WOMACK D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled118

FORT MOHAVE

Arizona

RAMARAO KAZA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled107

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MIGDONIA MONTEJO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled94

NORFOLK

Virginia

HOOSHANG POOR

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled93

NEWTON

Massachusetts

CHARLES CHRISTIE P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled79

HOLDREGE

Nebraska

BOGDAN NEDELESCU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled78

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

JACK GOLDSHLACK DO

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled76

DENVILLE

New Jersey

HEIDI TOWNSEND MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled75

DUBUQUE

Iowa

SCOTT SOUTHWORTH MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled74

FARMINGTON

Utah

WILLIAM RICHARDSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

AVON

Ohio

ANGELO ONG-VELOSO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled73

LAKE HAVASU CITY

Arizona

KATHERINE GALLUZZI DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled72

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MUSHRIK KAISEY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled72

CHULA VISTA

California

MOHAMMAD RANGINWALA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled72

SAN BRUNO

California

TODD STULL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled70

OMAHA

Nebraska

WALTER DOMBROSKI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

SALEM

Ohio

JOSEPH DUMBA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

OMAHA

Nebraska

AHMET DIRICAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled62

NEW BEDFORD

Massachusetts

JOSE HUERTA-IBARRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled61

WATSONVILLE

California