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Prescriber Checkup » LOVAZA

LOVAZA

Treats high levels of triglycerides (fat-like substance) in your blood. This medicine is used together with diet, exercise, and weight loss to help control triglycerides. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.02M
Medicare Part D Claims
$288M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 262,125 $45.4M
California 199,407 $32.5M
Florida 143,890 $25.9M
Texas 108,697 $21.3M
New Jersey 87,814 $16.1M
Pennsylvania 83,406 $14.9M
Ohio 54,538 $10.7M
Illinois 53,499 $9.35M
Kentucky 52,398 $9.36M
North Carolina 49,594 $8.55M
Missouri 34,989 $5.87M
Georgia 33,107 $5.96M
Indiana 31,999 $5.86M
Michigan 31,372 $6.14M
Louisiana 29,686 $5.14M
Virginia 29,073 $5.41M
Tennessee 24,257 $4.24M
Alabama 24,140 $4.15M
West Virginia 20,095 $3.73M
South Carolina 19,379 $3.54M
Washington 18,206 $3.12M
Mississippi 17,475 $2.93M
Wisconsin 15,999 $2.86M
Oklahoma 15,307 $2.78M
Connecticut 14,228 $2.61M
Arizona 13,699 $2.68M
Arkansas 13,517 $2.21M
Colorado 11,682 $2.14M
Maryland 10,979 $2.23M
Kansas 10,889 $1.89M
Nevada 9,539 $1.94M
Minnesota 9,525 $1.71M
Oregon 8,829 $1.56M
Hawaii 7,812 $1.49M
Iowa 7,700 $1.29M
Massachusetts 7,524 $1.3M
Maine 5,579 $1.1M
Puerto Rico 5,538 $766K
New Mexico 5,319 $1.06M
Nebraska 5,116 $816K
Utah 4,615 $877K
Delaware 3,709 $827K
New Hampshire 3,164 $583K
Idaho 3,151 $529K
Alaska 2,676 $345K
South Dakota 2,460 $413K
Rhode Island 2,423 $407K
North Dakota 1,530 $255K
Montana 1,437 $261K
Vermont 1,172 $208K
Wyoming 933 $152K
District of Columbia 816 $144K
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 LOVAZA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled4,708

LOS ANGELES

California

MICHAEL ROSE G33914

Technician/Technologist, Ophthalmic

Claims Filled2,960

LOS ANGELES

California

WEI SUN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,941

NEW YORK

New York

XIAORONG HE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,781

ELMHURST

New York

EDGARDO CESPEDES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,482

MIAMI

Florida

MANOUCHEHR RASHTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,263

LOS ANGELES

California

MARC ROSE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,132

COSTA MESA

California

VALENTIN BRAGIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,111

BROOKLYN

New York

DUSTIN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,087

NEW YORK

New York

ALEXANDER CHOI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,076

FLUSHING

New York

ROBERT CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,059

ALHAMBRA

California

NGAI NGUYEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,025

SAN JOSE

California

JIAN WEI ZHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,018

NEW YORK

New York

AFSHINE EMRANI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,012

TARZANA

California

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,008

LOS ANGELES

California

YIU TING CHUNG MD

General Practice

Claims Filled942

LOS ANGELES

California

ERIC RISHE MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled940

NEW YORK

New York

TUOC DUONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled936

WESTMINSTER

California

SIXTO CARO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled913

BROOKLYN

New York

ANTONIO CHAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled907

SAN JOSE

California

BILLY LIU PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled871

NEW YORK

New York

TSEHWA YAO MPA, MHS, MMS

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled841

NEW YORK

New York

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled836

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

RAMON PIMENTEL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled835

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

ANAIT GALFAIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled806

GLENDALE

California