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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
BINNO DHAR M.D.

Hematology

Claims Filled989

PORT SAINT LUCIE

Florida

JAMES THOMSON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled980

CAMDEN

Ohio

ORLANDO RANGEL M.D. P.A.

General Practice

Claims Filled977

TAMPA

Florida

DOUGLAS BESETH M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled964

UPLAND

California

THAI NGUYEN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled963

WESTMINSTER

California

AFI BRUCE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled961

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

PARIKSITH SINGH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled960

SPRING HILL

Florida

EDWARD KEPP MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled953

ALBEMARLE

North Carolina

ARGENTINA BRITO-BENITEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled952

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

JOHN BATISTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled951

SPRING HILL

Florida

MARIA VALDIVIA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled940

MIAMI

Florida

JAY RAYAN MD PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled939

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

NAVIN SARAN M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled934

ANAHEIM

California

MARIO SOBRINO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled930

KISSIMMEE

Florida

RICHARD JONES D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled927

APPLE VALLEY

California

SYED HASAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled923

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

GRISEL MACWILLIAMS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled922

HIALEAH

Florida

GEORGE SABATES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled920

DELRAY BEACH

Florida

STEPHEN WELTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled910

SIKESTON

Missouri

PARMINDER DHALIWAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled906

BRANDON

Florida

SIMON LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled902

BURLINGAME

California

PEDRO RUIZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled900

LAKELAND

Florida

RAFAEL GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled892

MIAMI

Florida

MICHAEL RAU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled887

WASHINGTON

Missouri

BIRJIS ALAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled884

MIRAMAR

Florida