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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
JUAN CUETO MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,001

MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled997

MIAMI

Florida

JULIAN MARQUEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled997

HIALEAH

Florida

FRANK MCGREW MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled995

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

ALEXANDER SHEKHTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled993

BROOKLYN

New York

RICARDO MACHADO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled986

HIALEAH

Florida

VICTORIA BOROVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled985

ENCINO

California

GARBIS APELIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled984

VAN NUYS

California

JORGE BARBOZA SOSA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled979

EAGLE PASS

Texas

JOSE GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled978

HIALEAH

Florida

THAI TRAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled974

SAN JOSE

California

VITALY VOLOVOY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled972

BROOKLYN

New York

RICHARD KIRKPATRICK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled968

LONGVIEW

Washington

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled965

LOS ANGELES

California

NOUNEH DANIELYAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled960

LOS ANGELES

California

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled958

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

MANI USHYAROV M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled958

REGO PARK

New York

JORGE TRAVIESO MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled957

HIALEAH

Florida

EDGARDO CESPEDES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled946

MIAMI

Florida

YEVGENIY GOLDMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled944

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

VUONG NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled939

GARDEN GROVE

California

VICTOR LYAPIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled939

COLUSA

California

RODOLFO GUZMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled939

BRONX

New York

RAFAYEL GEVORKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled938

LOS ANGELES

California

GALINA VAYNER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled936

NORCROSS

Georgia