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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
JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,590

MIAMI

Florida

LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,540

BUSHNELL

Florida

AUSBERTO BIANCHI MD

Claims Filled2,532

MIAMI

Florida

JULIO LOPEZ ANDUJAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,527

HIALEAH

Florida

JERRY COHEN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,525

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,523

WESTLAND

Michigan

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,516

HIALEAH

Florida

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,498

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

CHARLES DAVIS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,496

BOULDER

Colorado

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,492

TEXARKANA

Texas

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,468

MIAMI

Florida

MOHSIN JAFFER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,449

COCONUT CREEK

Florida

OSCAR SARAVIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,443

MIAMI

Florida

LAURENCE PETTY M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled2,432

PLANT CITY

Florida

INGRID MIXTER -LEON M.D.

Claims Filled2,423

MIAMI

Florida

MARIO SIERVO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,405

MIAMI

Florida

STEVEN KANNER DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,393

NORTH PALM BEACH

Florida

YOHANA CABRERA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,388

MIAMI

Florida

ALONZO ORTEGA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,385

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

GEORGE LIM M.D

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled2,375

SUNRISE

Florida

RAMON COLEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,367

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

MAYOBANEX TORRES-VERAS M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled2,363

HIALEAH

Florida

SANDRA ALVAREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,361

DELAND

Florida

BHASKAR YETURU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,354

ELMHURST

New York

RAMON CARRILLO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,347

CORAL GABLES

Florida