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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a cholesterol-lowering medicine called a statin. It lowers the amount of cholesterol your body makes, which helps lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL). Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug atorvastatin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

105K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 667 of 3395

$43.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 475 of 3395

25,896
Patients

Rank: 684 of 3395

22,942
Prescribers

Rank: 586 of 3395

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63%

of people say

it's worth it

51%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

13.8M

2011

3.42M

2012

303K

2013

140K

2014

105K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.67B

2011

$721M

2012

$84.8M

2013

$48.7M

2014

$43.3M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$277

2011

$123

2012

$335

2013

$303

2014

$342

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 3,731 15,309 $6.58M
California 3,723 14,221 $5.07M
New Jersey 2,703 10,332 $5.14M
Pennsylvania 1,577 7,440 $2.92M
Florida 1,810 6,875 $3.05M
Massachusetts 1,101 4,825 $2.08M
Texas 1,340 4,326 $1.57M
North Carolina 718 3,336 $971K
Illinois 770 3,070 $1.27M
Ohio 767 2,929 $1.25M
Connecticut 721 2,865 $1.29M
Georgia 438 1,946 $754K
South Carolina 415 1,883 $662K
Michigan 466 1,691 $818K
Hawaii 382 1,656 $790K
Minnesota 390 1,563 $679K
Virginia 391 1,562 $638K
Arizona 393 1,471 $679K
Maryland 412 1,379 $675K
Wisconsin 305 1,309 $581K
Washington 288 1,165 $513K
Missouri 224 1,002 $371K
Tennessee 227 993 $371K
Louisiana 203 979 $331K
Indiana 254 913 $394K
Kentucky 185 783 $284K
Oregon 176 738 $295K
Colorado 200 650 $286K
Alabama 165 607 $246K
Maine 159 597 $307K
New Hampshire 153 579 $277K
Rhode Island 119 578 $212K
Iowa 115 462 $138K
Oklahoma 106 425 $175K
West Virginia 99 389 $170K
Nevada 111 377 $160K
Delaware 115 369 $213K
Mississippi 65 303 $106K
Nebraska 68 283 $87.7K
Arkansas 47 280 $74.5K
Vermont 49 255 $104K
District of Columbia 64 220 $93.5K
New Mexico 54 212 $85.5K
Kansas 58 204 $79.6K
Idaho 46 179 $63.8K
Utah 37 116 $47K
North Dakota 30 112 $33.8K
South Dakota 30 96 $32.7K
Montana 22 92 $37.9K
Wyoming 12 48 $14.8K
Alaska 14 34 $19.1K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for LIPITOR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
THEODORE TYBERG MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

MARIA LIMMEN NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

CLAYTON

North Carolina

DONALD PEYSER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled55

MILLBURN

New Jersey

BENJAMIN LEWIS

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled55

NEW YORK

New York

HOMAYOUN SHARIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

BEVERLY HILLS

California

ROY KAMADA MD INC

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled61

HONOLULU

Hawaii

DAVID BLUMENTHAL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled62

NEW YORK

New York

JANE HOLLINGSWORTH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

BURLINGTON

North Carolina

PRISCILLA WELCH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

OLANTA

South Carolina

AMY DENHAM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled84

SILER CITY

North Carolina

KATHARINE PHILLIPS PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled88

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

ALICE CALDWELL RN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled96

DARLINGTON

South Carolina

GREGORY WONG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled119

LOS ANGELES

California

VALERI KAZAKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled152

BRONX

New York

KEATAH BROOKS FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled155

BURLINGTON

North Carolina

COLETTE ALLEN NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled157

DURHAM

North Carolina

BRIAN HEASTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled185

DARLINGTON

South Carolina

NAZANIN PARSAEI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled215

LOS ANGELES

California

ALEXANDER COHEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled237

DARLINGTON

South Carolina

ALAN SILVER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled270

VALENCIA

California