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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
MICHAEL KIM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled205

FAIRFAX

Virginia

E. JOHN SAMUEL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled204

KINGWOOD

Texas

WILLIAM HILL M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled204

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

HUGH BATTY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled204

SHERIDAN

Wyoming

ERNEST BAGNER

General Practice

Claims Filled203

HOLLYWOOD

California

STEVEN HANBERG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled203

ELKHART

Indiana

ALEKSANDR LIVSHITS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled201

BROOKLYN

New York

MARIE THERESA PIMENTEL M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled201

MESA

Arizona

MAX CHIOU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled200

ALHAMBRA

California

AFSHINE EMRANI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled200

TARZANA

California

KLAUDIYA RUVINSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled198

BROOKLYN

New York

CARLOS SOBRAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled197

FULLERTON

California

BENJAMIN BENNOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled197

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

SATISH MITAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled193

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

NEAL GARNER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled192

DEXTER

Missouri

MOHAMMED SAYED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled191

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

CARL RUBENSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled190

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

GENEKH IOFEL MD

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled190

LOS ANGELES

California

CIRILO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled190

MIAMI

Florida

AVIVA IOFEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled190

LOS ANGELES

California

ANA BERTOIDI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled189

HIALEAH

Florida

STANLEY SHIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled189

STATESBORO

Georgia

RONALD FREIREICH MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled189

RIVERDALE

Georgia

GARY CONRAD M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled188

PASADENA

California

FERROL SAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled187

FAYETTEVILLE

Georgia