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Prescriber Checkup » VYTORIN

VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. This medicine contains ezetimibe, which is a cholesterol absorption inhibitor, and simvastatin, which is an HMG-CoA inhibitor (also called a statin). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.02M
Medicare Part D Claims
$315M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 238,267 $47.5M
Florida 131,276 $23.2M
Texas 117,972 $21M
Pennsylvania 103,437 $17.6M
New York 102,736 $18.9M
Ohio 64,763 $11.7M
North Carolina 59,946 $9.32M
Illinois 56,225 $9.73M
Georgia 55,013 $8.75M
Missouri 50,799 $7.83M
Tennessee 50,780 $7.92M
Indiana 43,671 $7.75M
Arizona 43,444 $8.31M
Kentucky 42,548 $6.95M
New Jersey 37,759 $7.37M
Virginia 37,224 $6.58M
Puerto Rico 36,118 $4.88M
Louisiana 32,153 $4.94M
Michigan 32,110 $6.64M
Wisconsin 31,776 $5.47M
Alabama 31,688 $4.79M
Mississippi 31,119 $4.43M
South Carolina 28,969 $4.72M
Colorado 23,728 $4.6M
Maryland 23,697 $5.07M
West Virginia 23,637 $4.19M
Kansas 23,537 $3.94M
Iowa 19,439 $3.03M
Washington 18,725 $3.54M
Connecticut 18,079 $3.45M
Arkansas 17,655 $2.64M
Oklahoma 17,602 $3.06M
Oregon 16,777 $3.1M
Minnesota 14,986 $2.98M
Massachusetts 12,600 $2.24M
Nebraska 12,536 $1.93M
Nevada 10,622 $2.01M
Utah 8,701 $1.61M
Hawaii 7,537 $1.78M
New Mexico 6,908 $1.37M
Idaho 6,864 $1.22M
Delaware 6,204 $1.37M
Maine 5,299 $1.04M
Montana 5,167 $835K
South Dakota 4,814 $767K
North Dakota 4,239 $674K
New Hampshire 3,504 $641K
Rhode Island 3,036 $454K
Wyoming 2,915 $516K
Vermont 2,668 $460K
Alaska 2,024 $246K
District of Columbia 1,750 $320K
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 VYTORIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROY HINMAN MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,174

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

MAX BRUMMETT PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled515

HARBOR CITY

California

CURTIS LONG MD

General Practice

Claims Filled459

BUTLER

Missouri

HERACH YADEGARIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled398

GLENDALE

California

LEANDRO OTERO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled393

MIAMI

Florida

AUXI PEACHEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled390

MIAMI

Florida

DAMODER KESIREDDY M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled359

BRYAN

Ohio

PETER TAKHAR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled351

ANAHEIM

California

DARLA BRODERICK-BREIT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled347

TAMPA

Florida

JAMES BARNETT MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled345

MIDLAND

Texas

FELIX SOKOLSKY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled338

ROCKVILLE

Maryland

IRINA GIRSHOVICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled337

FORT LEE

New Jersey

MEHRAN KHORSANDI M.D.,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled335

LOS ANGELES

California

MERCEDES PINO DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled334

MIAMI

Florida

LAWRENCE O'CONNOR M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled330

GLENDALE

California

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled328

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled325

MCALLEN

Texas

GEORGE CHAO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled323

MODESTO

California

MICHAEL MILLER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled317

MIDLAND

Texas

VIOLET JUODAKIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled310

TUCSON

Arizona

VU TRAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled307

RUSKIN

Florida

RICHARD DODD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled303

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

BART DENYS MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled297

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

HECTOR DELGADO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled296

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID HEVERT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled292

BOCA RATON

Florida