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CRESTOR

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

8.53M
Medicare Part D Claims
$1.77B
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 855,140 $175M
New York 824,439 $164M
Texas 630,511 $139M
California 609,622 $122M
Pennsylvania 401,657 $81.5M
North Carolina 341,353 $63.7M
Illinois 321,993 $69.3M
Ohio 302,565 $66.7M
New Jersey 297,836 $73.5M
Georgia 272,787 $52.6M
Kentucky 214,135 $41.4M
Tennessee 211,204 $41.6M
Missouri 187,222 $35.4M
Louisiana 186,977 $34.7M
Indiana 181,353 $38.6M
Virginia 171,573 $36.4M
South Carolina 164,480 $32.7M
Massachusetts 160,348 $33.6M
Michigan 155,326 $39.3M
Alabama 151,514 $28.9M
Washington 137,212 $29.3M
Wisconsin 133,696 $27.9M
Arizona 123,273 $30.1M
West Virginia 120,977 $24.8M
Connecticut 117,970 $27.7M
Mississippi 117,902 $20.9M
Minnesota 100,192 $24.3M
Oklahoma 96,583 $19.9M
Iowa 95,375 $17.4M
Maryland 93,677 $24M
Arkansas 85,502 $15.4M
Oregon 75,833 $16.1M
Kansas 71,218 $14.2M
Colorado 67,797 $14.5M
Nebraska 59,718 $10.7M
New Mexico 38,903 $9.16M
Maine 37,423 $9.3M
Rhode Island 35,891 $6.6M
New Hampshire 31,716 $6.94M
Utah 31,313 $6.96M
South Dakota 29,685 $5.54M
Nevada 27,006 $6.11M
Idaho 26,164 $5.37M
Delaware 25,907 $7.21M
Hawaii 24,566 $5.09M
North Dakota 22,922 $4.15M
Montana 19,722 $3.88M
Vermont 12,594 $3.06M
District of Columbia 10,748 $2.18M
Wyoming 8,953 $1.86M
Alaska 6,427 $1.29M
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for CRESTOR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PRASHANTH BHAT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

GEORGE FOULADIAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

CHRISTINE WALTHER ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

ROCHESTER

New York

JUDITH GILMORE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

KIMBERLY DECKER PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

ARUNA BODDU MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

IRVING

Texas

PATRICIA BRUMBAUGH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GOLDEN

Colorado

CHARLES SOPPET MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DOTHAN

Alabama

FADI MANSOURATI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PAWTUCKET

Rhode Island

KELLIE WALLACE-WILDING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

JACKSON

Tennessee

ROBERT HULL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROGERS

Arkansas

DAVID TODD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MELBOURNE

Florida

VIRAJ PATEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PLYMOUTH

Indiana

PATRICK LEONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MERRIMACK

New Hampshire

ARNOLD LISIO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

ALEJANDRA CAMPOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

OAK PARK

Illinois

GARY SHIFRIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

DAVID COX M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

JENNIFER ERNST M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CRESTVIEW HILLS

Kentucky

MARTYN GORDON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GRAPEVINE

Texas

DAVID DRENNING M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

ROSE TURNER NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

GAS CITY

Indiana

CHRISTINE HURT RN, BC, FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

TIPTON

Missouri

TRAVIS DAISE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GOODLAND

Kansas

MARINA GAFANOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York