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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
THERESE IBRAHIM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,252

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

BENEDICTO SANPEDRO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,215

LAKE WORTH

Florida

SANDINO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,178

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN LOPERA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,175

LAKE WORTH

Florida

MEDHAT BEDROS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,162

APOPKA

Florida

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,157

MIAMI

Florida

HUMAYUN SHAREEF MD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,156

FT PIERCE

Florida

WALTER ZAVALA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,138

DELTONA

Florida

SONALI KUMAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,116

ORLANDO

Florida

SUZETTE PINTO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,105

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

OSCAR LINDO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,097

WEEKI WACHEE

Florida

EFRAIN VALLADOLID M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,096

CHULA VISTA

California

RODOLFO DUMENIGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,094

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

MICHAEL MORRISON M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,089

PLANTATION

Florida

PAUL CHU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,071

SAN FRANCISCO

California

WAGID GUIRGIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,067

PORT ORANGE

Florida

MARK ANDREWS ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,060

LAKEWOOD

Washington

REVEL PORTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,058

JONESBORO

Arkansas

MANIKANDA RAJA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,044

HEMET

California

JAMES MCCAULEY MD PA

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled1,041

BOCA RATON

Florida

OMAR MAGANA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,038

PICO RIVERA

California

MARK CRUMP MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,028

GRIFFIN

Georgia

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,027

MIAMI

Florida

CURTIS HANCOCK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,015

SHEBOYGAN

Wisconsin

OSMANY RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,007

MIAMI

Florida