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Prescriber Checkup » CHOLESTYRAMINE

CHOLESTYRAMINE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

378K
Medicare Part D Claims
$26M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 32,598 $2.36M
California 30,294 $2.31M
Pennsylvania 23,342 $1.57M
Texas 20,296 $1.47M
New York 19,474 $1.51M
Ohio 18,420 $1.19M
Illinois 15,188 $1.12M
Georgia 11,855 $772K
Michigan 11,431 $863K
North Carolina 10,892 $701K
New Jersey 10,464 $809K
Missouri 10,392 $644K
Massachusetts 9,469 $694K
Indiana 9,246 $566K
Tennessee 8,269 $525K
Wisconsin 8,061 $509K
Virginia 7,668 $514K
Arizona 7,432 $522K
Kentucky 7,382 $475K
Iowa 7,204 $389K
Washington 6,961 $469K
Louisiana 6,377 $443K
Minnesota 6,012 $414K
Oregon 5,983 $371K
Alabama 5,797 $392K
Kansas 5,523 $315K
Oklahoma 5,156 $328K
South Carolina 5,104 $338K
Maryland 4,991 $371K
Colorado 4,634 $313K
Connecticut 4,016 $278K
Arkansas 3,889 $252K
West Virginia 3,628 $236K
Nebraska 3,487 $190K
Nevada 3,199 $206K
Mississippi 3,072 $197K
Maine 2,513 $170K
New Mexico 2,457 $161K
Idaho 2,340 $145K
Rhode Island 2,307 $120K
Utah 2,016 $142K
New Hampshire 1,583 $107K
South Dakota 1,535 $94.9K
Montana 1,409 $80.8K
Hawaii 1,285 $86.3K
North Dakota 946 $54.5K
Vermont 745 $57.9K
Wyoming 729 $40.5K
Delaware 706 $54.4K
District of Columbia 338 $27.5K
Alaska 223 $16.6K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for CHOLESTYRAMINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES EZI-ASHI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled196

HERMITAGE

Pennsylvania

VIKRAM ARORA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled176

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ANGEL VELOSO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled170

MIAMI

Florida

HUSSEIN EL-NEWIHI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled161

EL CENTRO

California

CARRIE MADEJ DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled160

MCDONOUGH

Georgia

VITO DITOMASO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled130

ENGLEWOOD

Florida

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled130

SAN GABRIEL

California

MICHAEL GRAY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

BENSON

Arizona

CHARLES ULRICH MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled122

WILLMAR

Minnesota

JOHN CAMPBELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled114

KENTWOOD

Michigan

FREDERICK FRENCH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled113

ROSWELL

New Mexico

STEVEN HAMBERG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

BYRON CENTER

Michigan

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled106

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

JITENDRA PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled105

PORTSMOUTH

Ohio

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled103

TUCKER

Georgia

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled103

WICHITA

Kansas

ROBIN MATUK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled102

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

JYOTI MEHTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled98

WILLIAMSBURG

Ohio

CHINH LE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled97

DORCHESTER

Massachusetts

LARRY DEFFENBAUGH D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled96

JOPLIN

Missouri

ROHIT MALIK MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled94

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ROBERT FUSCO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled94

MOON TOWNSHIP

Pennsylvania

RICHARD OTERO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled94

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

MACIEJ SOLAREWICZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

LAKEVIEW

Michigan

KEVIN BYRNE D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled93

OSAGE BEACH

Missouri