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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
ROBERT HARTZELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled878

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

MARY TIERNEY NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled874

SAN MATEO

California

GLORIOSA ANTIPORDA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled872

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

AJU GEORGE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled867

KISSIMMEE

Florida

CARMEN SERRANO-LOPEZ MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled864

PORT ORANGE

Florida

ROBERT HA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled862

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

VERNON LACKMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled855

CANYON COUNTRY

California

LUIS NUNEZ

Specialist

Claims Filled851

TAMPA

Florida

EDUARDO QUESADA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled849

MIAMI

Florida

LORNALYN CARRILLO M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled848

DALY CITY

California

TAYMOUR MALAK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled845

STOCKTON

California

ARTURO LOGRONO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled844

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

MICHAEL KAZAK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled838

SANTA MARIA

California

DAVID IJAC MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled838

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

RAYMOND HANSEN, III M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled838

DUNEDIN

Florida

RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled837

OMAK

Washington

NABIL EL SAYAD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled835

LOMITA

California

NOLAN HUDSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled828

GARDENDALE

Alabama

AUXI PEACHEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled819

MIAMI

Florida

MARTA BETANCOURT

Family Medicine

Claims Filled817

HIALEAH

Florida

CHRISTOPHER GARCIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled814

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

DON TRAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled807

BAKERSFIELD

California

MIYAKO MCCLOUD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled795

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

ROOPA DANI MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled791

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled790

HAYTI

Missouri