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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
ESI MAIL PHARMACY SERVICE INC

Suppliers, Mail Order Pharmacy

Claims Filled2,334

BENSALEM

Pennsylvania

JORGE PASTORIZA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,333

MIAMI

Florida

RONALD GOLDBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,331

HAVERHILL

Massachusetts

GIGLIOLA ARNEJO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,330

HIALEAH

Florida

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,322

LENEXA

Kansas

CARLOS DE ORDUNA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,312

ORLANDO

Florida

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,300

LOS ANGELES

California

WAI LEUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,287

FLUSHING

New York

KASHYAP PATEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,250

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

JOHN HAEBICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,246

CHICAGO

Illinois

KULMEET KUNDLAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,226

LAKE WALES

Florida

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,218

WICHITA

Kansas

STEVEN LEWIS D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,216

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,204

MIAMI

Florida

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,203

MAUMEE

Ohio

ARTOON ARAKEL M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,196

GLENDALE

California

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,196

LOS ANGELES

California

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,195

MCALLEN

Texas

JAIME ESTRADA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,194

CALEXICO

California

JESSICA VIGIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,193

KISSIMMEE

Florida

EMIL SITTO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,188

STERLING HEIGHTS

Michigan

VICENTE GARCIA-ALVAREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,183

MIAMI

Florida

ADREA SAMOLESKI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,182

LAUDERDALE LAKES

Florida

AILSA CUAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,179

MIAMI

Florida

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,178

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida