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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
GILBERTO GASTELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled599

UNION CITY

New Jersey

DAC VU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled589

HOUSTON

Texas

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled587

SAN GABRIEL

California

ANDREW CHO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled587

LOS ANGELES

California

STEPHEN KWAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled584

LOS ANGELES

California

TAN NGO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled578

WESTMINSTER

California

VEDAT OBUZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled577

TRENTON

New Jersey

MATIN SHARAFATKHAH M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled575

BROOKLYN

New York

SWARNA VARMA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled564

BRIDGEVILLE

Pennsylvania

ARSINE BARSEGYAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled561

GLENDALE

California

RUSSEL BRUBAKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled557

MUSKEGON

Michigan

LOI NGUYEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled557

HOUSTON

Texas

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled556

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSE GORIS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled555

NEW YORK

New York

ALEXANDER SALERNO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled552

EAST ORANGE

New Jersey

YEVGENIA ZINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled535

BROOKLYN

New York

NHAT MAI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled533

SAN JOSE

California

JIMMY YUE

Nephrology

Claims Filled532

ALHAMBRA

California

ROHAN WIJETILAKA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled529

YONKERS

New York

MARY TRAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled527

GARDEN GROVE

California

WEI WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled525

MONTEREY PARK

California

HILDA ROQUE-DIEGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled520

WEST NEW YORK

New Jersey

SAMUEL MALAYAN

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled519

GLENDALE

California

ALEXANDER SHEKHTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled517

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERTO BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled513

NARANJA

Florida