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LOVASTATIN

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

6.66M
Medicare Part D Claims
$110M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 1,153,178 $19.5M
Florida 652,793 $10.4M
Texas 300,627 $4.98M
New York 280,359 $4.6M
Missouri 253,175 $3.76M
Ohio 247,269 $3.99M
Pennsylvania 246,157 $4.5M
Illinois 241,231 $3.9M
Tennessee 227,240 $3.3M
Washington 205,420 $3.45M
Michigan 197,152 $4.21M
North Carolina 190,335 $3.03M
Oregon 172,777 $2.76M
Arizona 170,876 $2.87M
Georgia 162,715 $2.37M
Wisconsin 135,671 $2.42M
Virginia 113,436 $1.99M
Massachusetts 111,603 $2.14M
Mississippi 99,447 $1.11M
Indiana 96,167 $1.6M
Louisiana 94,332 $1.33M
Alabama 92,752 $1.26M
Colorado 86,632 $1.45M
Kentucky 84,885 $1.25M
Nevada 83,819 $1.39M
Minnesota 76,934 $1.42M
New Mexico 71,105 $1.32M
Hawaii 67,121 $1.44M
Maryland 65,387 $1.25M
Oklahoma 64,254 $1.01M
Arkansas 62,275 $822K
Iowa 61,890 $901K
South Carolina 54,868 $876K
Kansas 52,072 $801K
New Jersey 51,520 $935K
Connecticut 48,439 $858K
West Virginia 44,459 $742K
Maine 43,756 $900K
Rhode Island 37,704 $718K
Idaho 28,746 $531K
New Hampshire 23,195 $431K
Nebraska 22,045 $338K
Utah 19,295 $360K
Montana 12,533 $204K
Vermont 12,395 $247K
South Dakota 9,968 $151K
Delaware 9,171 $191K
North Dakota 7,303 $110K
District of Columbia 7,195 $123K
Alaska 4,119 $67.9K
Wyoming 4,046 $67.1K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
MARIA GARCIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,030

ORLANDO

Florida

JESSICA VIGIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,025

KISSIMMEE

Florida

WAGID GUIRGIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,018

PORT ORANGE

Florida

HERNAN GOMEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,013

KISSIMMEE

Florida

JOHN LOPERA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,013

LAKE WORTH

Florida

ARGENTINA BRITO-BENITEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,007

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

BABU PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,000

BRONX

New York

MARK CRUMP MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled999

GRIFFIN

Georgia

MEDHAT BEDROS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled992

APOPKA

Florida

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled992

MIAMI

Florida

PEDRO RUIZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled984

LAKELAND

Florida

JORGE PASTORIZA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled977

MIAMI

Florida

CURTIS HANCOCK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled970

SHEBOYGAN

Wisconsin

SOON KWUN M.D.,F.A.C.C.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled957

EL MONTE

California

OSCAR LINDO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled956

WEEKI WACHEE

Florida

THOMAS CERATO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled956

GLENDALE

Arizona

REINALDO SANTANA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled954

ORLANDO

Florida

GLORIOSA ANTIPORDA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled953

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

ARTURO LOGRONO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled942

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

BIRJIS ALAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled938

MIRAMAR

Florida

SIMON LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled937

BURLINGAME

California

BINNO DHAR M.D.

Hematology

Claims Filled935

PORT SAINT LUCIE

Florida

STEPHEN WELTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled931

SIKESTON

Missouri

LOUIS TRAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled930

SAN JOSE

California

LIMBA PANSARA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled930

TAMPA

Florida