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TRICOR

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

2.09M
Medicare Part D Claims
$422M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 163,241 $32.8M
Texas 160,449 $34.5M
Florida 152,005 $31M
Pennsylvania 139,548 $26.6M
New York 129,661 $25.7M
Ohio 90,012 $17.8M
Illinois 82,416 $16.8M
New Jersey 80,025 $18.6M
Georgia 74,399 $14.1M
North Carolina 68,510 $12.6M
Missouri 65,313 $11.5M
Kentucky 62,434 $11.7M
Michigan 62,228 $15.4M
Tennessee 57,983 $11.2M
Indiana 53,002 $11.3M
Louisiana 49,749 $8.98M
Virginia 45,249 $9.26M
Alabama 35,639 $6.96M
South Carolina 34,925 $7.03M
West Virginia 30,992 $5.83M
Wisconsin 29,705 $5.99M
Connecticut 29,482 $6.46M
Mississippi 28,471 $5.18M
Arizona 26,927 $6.26M
Oklahoma 26,870 $5.97M
Washington 24,977 $5.08M
Massachusetts 24,492 $4.51M
Maryland 23,466 $5.72M
Arkansas 22,658 $4.07M
Iowa 22,625 $4.2M
Kansas 20,872 $4.07M
Minnesota 20,413 $4.54M
Nebraska 18,601 $3.39M
Colorado 16,114 $3.46M
Oregon 14,715 $2.98M
Nevada 11,310 $2.64M
Maine 10,743 $2.47M
Utah 9,758 $2.04M
Rhode Island 9,658 $1.62M
Delaware 7,938 $1.99M
New Mexico 7,914 $1.65M
New Hampshire 7,588 $1.5M
Idaho 5,892 $1.16M
North Dakota 5,560 $1.11M
Hawaii 4,899 $1.04M
South Dakota 4,486 $877K
Montana 3,450 $697K
Vermont 3,284 $742K
Alaska 2,746 $438K
Wyoming 2,734 $548K
District of Columbia 1,128 $208K
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 TRICOR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled886

HAYTI

Missouri

JULIAN MARQUEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled704

HIALEAH

Florida

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled691

LOS ANGELES

California

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled652

MCALLEN

Texas

NOUNEH DANIELYAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled647

LOS ANGELES

California

MICHAEL NIELSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled644

INDEPENDENCE

Missouri

HUMBERTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled585

HIALEAH

Florida

MICHAEL KIM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled565

FAIRFAX

Virginia

CHINWE NDUKA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled564

EL PASO

Texas

FRANCISCO CUYA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled478

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

CHESTER MOJICA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled438

SANTA ANA

California

AGUSTIN MARTINEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled437

HIALEAH

Florida

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled426

ALICE

Texas

AURELIO ORTIZ M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled423

MIAMI

Florida

MILAGROS SOTO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled404

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

LARRY NEUMAN

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled370

NEW YORK

New York

YOUSIF MANSOUR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled365

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

ILYA GELMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled365

LOS ANGELES

California

DARYL WILEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled351

THOMSON

Georgia

MARA DE GARCIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled339

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

BRIAN GREMILLION M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled331

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

DONG-HONG SHONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled329

FLUSHING

New York

KARELIA RUIZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled327

HIALEAH

Florida

ABIMAEL PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled323

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

MARY TIERNEY NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled315

SAN MATEO

California