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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
MARY-CATHERIN GENNARO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

PLYMOUTH

New Hampshire

LINDA ROSENBERG DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

HAMMOND

Indiana

MARTHA GARCIA M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled55

GRANITE BAY

California

ALAINA BROHM APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled55

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

MONICA BARNES-DURITY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

SALEMBURG

North Carolina

CHERYL JURGENS FNP, CDE

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled55

ORTONVILLE

Minnesota

GERALD MYERS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled55

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS

Colorado

LOUIS HANSON DO

Claims Filled55

FALMOUTH

Maine

MARIA PUGLISI FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled55

BERLIN

Vermont

ELEANOR MCCAIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

FT WALTON BEACH

Florida

MELISSA LYNN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled55

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

DANIEL TVEIT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled55

COVINGTON

Louisiana

WESLEY THOMAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

HEBER SPRINGS

Arkansas

SEAMUS MARK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

WESTBOROUGH

Massachusetts

MARYANNE RILEY FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled55

REDWAY

California

ANNETTE LUND ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Womens Health

Claims Filled55

SEATTLE

Washington

LESLEE CHAVEZ ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled55

LIBBY

Montana

STEPHEN SAVAGE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

PULASKI

Tennessee

WALTER BRITT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

MADISON

Indiana

VICKIE ERNST PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled55

ABERDEEN

South Dakota

RUSSELL ROBERTS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

DANIEL GOTT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

BREWER

Maine

MICHAEL WILKOWSKI MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled55

SAVANNAH

Georgia

CHANDLER CAVES MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled55

WILD ROSE

Wisconsin

WILLIAM ABERNATHY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled55

DURHAM

North Carolina