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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
MOISES ISSA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled789

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

MARIA GARCIA-MARTINEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled787

BAKERSFIELD

California

MONICA ABRANTE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled784

MESA

Arizona

SREELATHA TIRUPATHI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled782

SAINT PETERSBURG

Florida

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled781

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

REINALDO SANTANA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled778

ORLANDO

Florida

RICHARD ALDANA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled775

ANAHEIM

California

KHURSHID AHMED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled773

CASSELBERRY

Florida

WILLIAM PARRISH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled773

BREMEN

Georgia

BENJAMIN STEVENS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled772

NEW BRAUNFELS

Texas

VIJAY DESAI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled770

ZEPHRYHILLS

Florida

FRANCISCO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled770

MIAMI

Florida

ESDRAS LOPEZ MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled769

MIAMI

Florida

BRIDGET ROBLEDO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled768

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

LYNETTE SMITH-CAILLOUET MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled767

DANVILLE

Illinois

KAMAL SHAMASH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled766

DALY CITY

California

RANDAL TAUBMAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled766

BOCA RATON

Florida

MANUEL QUINONES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled754

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

KENNETH WILLIAMS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled754

HOLLY SPRINGS

Mississippi

ISRAEL MACHIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled747

LAKE CLARKE SHORES

Florida

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled747

HIALEAH

Florida

RAYMOND HANSEN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled745

DUNEDIN

Florida

SHAMIMARA BORACHI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled742

HOLIDAY

Florida

JOSE CASTELLANOS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled742

COVINA

California

ARTHUR RAMOS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled741

NORWALK

California