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Prescriber Checkup » SIMVASTATIN

SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Lowers risk of heart attack, stroke, and certain blood vessel problems in people with certain risk factors. This medicine is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also called a statin. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

38.4M
Medicare Part D Claims
$594M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 4,314,444 $72M
Florida 3,249,957 $40.6M
New York 2,694,081 $44M
Pennsylvania 2,342,112 $33.4M
Texas 2,244,916 $30.6M
Ohio 1,699,798 $32.6M
Illinois 1,551,797 $20.6M
North Carolina 1,308,293 $17M
Puerto Rico 1,228,264 $13.8M
Georgia 1,133,059 $15M
Massachusetts 1,110,887 $24.1M
Michigan 1,108,599 $15.9M
Tennessee 1,059,740 $11.8M
Virginia 900,479 $13.3M
Missouri 897,428 $11.8M
New Jersey 833,226 $12.5M
Minnesota 830,018 $11.1M
Wisconsin 819,378 $11.9M
Indiana 783,156 $11.4M
Alabama 714,197 $8.38M
Washington 698,222 $9.39M
Arizona 689,985 $11.2M
Kentucky 682,490 $9.74M
Iowa 604,416 $6.08M
Louisiana 518,400 $5.92M
South Carolina 510,420 $6.56M
Oregon 502,695 $6.6M
Arkansas 482,811 $5.59M
Colorado 482,592 $7.84M
Kansas 429,902 $5.81M
Oklahoma 420,888 $5.95M
Connecticut 399,655 $6.54M
Mississippi 387,747 $4.22M
Maryland 382,170 $6.66M
West Virginia 331,336 $4.73M
Nebraska 273,445 $2.96M
Nevada 272,872 $4.07M
New Mexico 224,669 $3.34M
Utah 218,550 $3.15M
Maine 205,658 $3.8M
Rhode Island 204,796 $3.17M
Hawaii 176,625 $4.65M
Idaho 168,413 $2.37M
Montana 142,359 $1.81M
New Hampshire 136,779 $2.13M
South Dakota 130,232 $1.48M
North Dakota 117,121 $1.4M
Vermont 93,169 $1.43M
Delaware 74,589 $1.36M
Wyoming 55,494 $724K
District of Columbia 51,566 $725K
Alaska 39,273 $542K
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for SIMVASTATIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSP

Claims Filled50

ATLANTA

Georgia

PATRICIA GUTIERREZ N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

NORTHRIDGE

California

AUDREY GODOY CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND

Ohio

BRENDA DURNIN PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

SPOKANE VALLEY

Washington

MATTHEW KOCH MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

THUCDOAN NGUYEN P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

BELL

California

ROCHESTER GENERAL HOSPITAL

Claims Filled50

ROCHESTER

New York

LAWRENCE VIDAVER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GLEN BURNIE

Maryland

MELISSA O'SULLIVAN MSN,FNP,APRN,BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

MISTY ARNOLD CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

SOUDERTON

Pennsylvania

SUSAN CAROLIN ARREOLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

OAK FOREST

Illinois

PATRICIA SHORROCK RN,APN,C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

WEST ORANGE

New Jersey

ERNEST CLYBURN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

SEAN CAHILL MD

Pediatrics

Claims Filled50

NAPERVILLE

Illinois

KATAPADI SHENOY M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

PORT ROYAL

South Carolina

SAMIRA OVSHAEV D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

CHRISTOPHER GEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

JERICHO

New York

MARCELIN CHARLES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MEDFORD

Oregon

SREENIVAS NARA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

PLANTATION

Florida

TRUDY MARA APNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

BARABOO

Wisconsin

PAUL STEVENS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

KAUNAKAKAI

Hawaii

NHU-VONG NGUYEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CARENCRO

Louisiana

LUMA GHALIB MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

STAFFORD

Virginia

ELI KIRSHNER MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

WESTWOOD

New Jersey

RALPH WURSTER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CELEBRATION

Florida