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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
ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled187

LOS ANGELES

California

XIAORONG HE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled186

ELMHURST

New York

GUIDO ABELLERA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled186

STOCKTON

California

VLADIMIR MOLIVER M.D.,D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled186

NEW YORK

New York

JUAN DELGADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled186

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled186

MONTEREY PARK

California

DAVID TOMCHAK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled185

LOUDONVILLE

Ohio

SALEH JAAFAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled185

CASTROVILLE

Texas

RICHARD LE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled185

HOUSTON

Texas

RIDA FRAYHA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled184

BALTIMORE

Maryland

LAINA FEINSTEIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled184

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

REVEL PORTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

JONESBORO

Arkansas

JOSE PEREZ M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled183

ALICE

Texas

RANDALL LITTLE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled183

SHEFFIELD

Alabama

RODOLFO GUZMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled183

BRONX

New York

JOHN SUMMERFORD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

RAVI PANDEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

ROYAL PALM BEACH

Florida

WILLIAM NICHOLSON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled182

FREMONT

California

HAGOP BEZIKIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled181

LOS ANGELES

California

LYDIA KEFALIDOU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled181

PALM COAST

Florida

GAIL BONNER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

PLANTATION

Florida

KENNETT ASHER D. O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled180

JACKSON

Missouri

ROBERT SCHUBERT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled180

ELIZABETHTON

Tennessee

LISA FOLEY CFNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled178

TUPELO

Mississippi

KENNETH BORTIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled177

ELKHORN

Wisconsin