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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
BURCHAM FUQUA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,956

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ARTURO SUAREZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,946

HIALEAH

Florida

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,940

TUCKER

Georgia

MAYLI RODRIGUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,910

HIALEAH

Florida

ROLANDO POSADA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,890

HARLINGEN

Texas

ELIZABETH MARTINEZ M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled2,852

MIAMI

Florida

ELENA PERNASWAECHTER

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,850

MIAMI

Florida

OSMANY RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,818

MIAMI

Florida

EFRAIN MARTINEZ M.D.

Claims Filled2,806

MIAMI

Florida

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,803

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

AUXI PEACHEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,790

MIAMI

Florida

ISRAEL CARO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,788

KISSIMMEE

Florida

YAN SUAREZ MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled2,786

BRONX

New York

CARLA FRIDMAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,732

MIAMI

Florida

ARTURO LOGRONO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,731

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

CONRADO BERMUDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,724

MIAMI

Florida

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,723

DUNEDIN

Florida

JORGE ABAD MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,705

MIAMI

Florida

RAJA PASPULA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,654

DALLAS

Texas

MARTA BETANCOURT

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,648

HIALEAH

Florida

RICARDO MARTINEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,646

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE GONZALEZ

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,645

HOBOKEN

New Jersey

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,626

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

FRANCISCO CUYA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,618

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

REINALDO SANTANA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,615

ORLANDO

Florida