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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
LAZARO CALVINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,175

HIALEAH

Florida

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,172

WESTON

Massachusetts

RODOLFO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,170

ST. CLOUD

Florida

JOSEPH BRENES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,163

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

KEITH WOO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,160

HONOLULU

Hawaii

RAMON BERENGUER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,153

HOMESTEAD

Florida

JEFFREY ROTHSTEIN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,152

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

JOSEPH ALISKY MD PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,145

AURORA

Colorado

MOISES ISSA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,138

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

JOSE GORIS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,132

NEW YORK

New York

ISAAC CHITRIT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,127

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

MARC RAAD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,117

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

RAMON GOMEZ-PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,117

MIAMI

Florida

MARY RUDYK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,104

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

ROBERT CURRIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,097

GALESBURG

Illinois

FAISAL WASEEM M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,096

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL

New York

AARON ANGUIANO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,071

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JAVID YADEGAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,068

BROOKLYN

New York

KENNETH WRITESEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,066

GROVE CITY

Ohio

CARMEL BARRAU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,065

MIAMI

Florida

JAIME DUQUE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled2,064

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT WIELENGA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,060

DOWNEY

California

HERNAN GOMEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,058

KISSIMMEE

Florida

CECELIA PACHECO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,053

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

RAMON FIGUEROA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,034

SAN ANTONIO

Texas