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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
JOSE MELLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled291

NEW YORK

New York

JUDITH DECKERT A.R.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled289

DAVENPORT

Iowa

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled285

GLENDALE

California

DAVID SHADOWEN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled282

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

ARTOON ARAKEL M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled277

GLENDALE

California

AETNA RX HOME DELIVERY

Suppliers, Mail Order Pharmacy

Claims Filled273

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

WILLIAM SCHARLE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled270

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

TIMOTHY MCPHERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled269

STEELE

Missouri

NATARAJAN THANNOLI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled268

SOMERSET

Kentucky

ROBERT SALTMAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled266

CREVE COUER

Missouri

DAVID KAVTARADZE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled253

CORDELE

Georgia

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled253

MIAMI

Florida

JULIAN MARQUEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled250

HIALEAH

Florida

ESDRAS LOPEZ MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled247

MIAMI

Florida

DON LEE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled244

GLENDALE

California

MANIKANDA RAJA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled242

HEMET

California

RICHARD AGUILAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled241

HUNTINGTON

California

MARINA KOVALEVSKY, M.D., A PROFESSIONAL CORPOR

General Practice

Claims Filled240

LOS ANGELES

California

PETER FERGUS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled239

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

LUDMILA GUDZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled238

UNION

New Jersey

ANTONIO MENDEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled237

BELLE GLADE

Florida

JEFFREY SELWYN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled233

TUCSON

Arizona

DAVID STEFFY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled231

WYOMISSING

Pennsylvania

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled230

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled229

LOS ANGELES

California