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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
DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled4,509

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

ABIMAEL PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,427

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ROY HINMAN MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,202

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,990

OMAK

Washington

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,917

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled3,788

MIAMI

Florida

SAMUEL NODAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,724

MIAMI

Florida

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,714

MIAMI

Florida

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,677

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,595

HIALEAH

Florida

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,583

HIALEAH

Florida

NICOLE GALLEGO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,357

MARGATE

Florida

DANIEL BASULTO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled3,352

HIALEAH

Florida

LEANDRO OTERO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,325

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE CARDENAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,317

HIALEAH

Florida

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,293

FORT WORTH

Texas

JORGE VENEREO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,195

MIAMI

Florida

FRANCISCO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled3,135

MIAMI

Florida

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled3,079

DESOTO

Texas

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled3,037

MIAMI

Florida

SERGIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,030

MIAMI

Florida

JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,016

HIALEAH

Florida

LUIS FELIPE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,007

MIAMI

Florida

JON JACKSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled3,004

PORT ORANGE

Florida

HERACH YADEGARIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,984

GLENDALE

California