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Prescriber Checkup » LOVASTATIN

LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Helps prevent heart attack or other problems. Helps keep atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) from getting worse. This medicine is an HMG-CoA inhibitor, also called a statin. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

6.87M
Medicare Part D Claims
$131M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 1,220,659 $24.3M
Florida 674,891 $11.5M
Texas 325,912 $5.86M
New York 284,068 $5.99M
Missouri 264,096 $4.24M
Pennsylvania 257,278 $5.72M
Illinois 254,028 $4.33M
Ohio 253,371 $4.94M
Tennessee 240,432 $3.88M
Washington 213,813 $4.05M
North Carolina 198,359 $3.31M
Michigan 186,811 $4.21M
Oregon 177,386 $3.21M
Arizona 177,018 $3.31M
Georgia 162,744 $2.73M
Wisconsin 137,412 $2.68M
Virginia 119,056 $2.29M
Massachusetts 112,644 $2.79M
Mississippi 104,702 $1.3M
Alabama 99,247 $1.62M
Indiana 98,208 $1.82M
Louisiana 92,811 $1.4M
Colorado 90,966 $1.74M
Nevada 86,335 $1.6M
Kentucky 83,200 $1.41M
Minnesota 82,662 $1.67M
New Mexico 75,201 $1.53M
Hawaii 70,362 $1.99M
Maryland 67,124 $1.48M
Oklahoma 66,765 $1.18M
Iowa 63,957 $978K
Arkansas 62,766 $928K
South Carolina 56,748 $1.03M
Kansas 53,637 $899K
Puerto Rico 52,354 $611K
New Jersey 50,135 $1.14M
Connecticut 47,817 $937K
Maine 45,881 $1.05M
West Virginia 45,784 $827K
Rhode Island 38,967 $784K
Idaho 29,903 $619K
New Hampshire 23,546 $482K
Nebraska 23,316 $380K
Utah 20,060 $422K
Montana 13,492 $246K
Vermont 13,419 $301K
South Dakota 10,395 $164K
Delaware 9,245 $227K
North Dakota 7,895 $128K
District of Columbia 7,591 $140K
Wyoming 4,278 $78.1K
Alaska 4,219 $74.3K
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 LOVASTATIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALBERTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled2,736

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JOEY SANTOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,291

ANAHEIM

California

JON JACKSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,085

PORT ORANGE

Florida

MOHSIN JAFFER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,727

COCONUT CREEK

Florida

VALERIO TOYOS-OLASCOAGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,704

MIAMI

Florida

MARY JANE CASTRO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,616

NEDERLAND

Texas

OLGA ALARID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,567

MONTEBELLO

California

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,538

MIAMI

Florida

KENNETH LUCAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,530

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

MICHAEL LINK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,519

KISSIMMEE

Florida

DOYLE CAMPBELL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,473

PLANTATION

Florida

DALE INTIHAR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,466

PALM COAST

Florida

DAVID BOOTH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,454

EUPORA

Mississippi

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,450

GARDEN GROVE

California

LEON POVEDA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,427

LANTANA

Florida

KENNETH CHANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,419

SAN FRANCISCO

California

J PURDON MD

Claims Filled1,393

OXFORD

Mississippi

PRACHI GANDHI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,387

ORANGE CITY

Florida

RAMON PINEDA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,381

PASADENA

Texas

HILTON GOMES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,377

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

SANDRA ALVAREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,334

DELAND

Florida

MARIA ILAR-REVILLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,289

WAIPAHU

Hawaii

JOSE GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,287

MIAMI

Florida

IMRAN SHERIFF M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,273

RENO

Nevada

RIZALINA LEUTERIO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,267

SOUTH DAYTONA

Florida