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WELCHOL

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

617K
Medicare Part D Claims
$164M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 55,832 $15M
Florida 45,565 $12M
New York 43,155 $12.6M
Texas 36,756 $10.1M
Pennsylvania 36,685 $9.61M
Georgia 29,784 $6.66M
New Jersey 28,840 $9.03M
Ohio 25,894 $7.36M
North Carolina 23,563 $6.11M
Tennessee 22,076 $5.33M
Kentucky 16,465 $4.04M
Indiana 16,437 $4.24M
Illinois 16,378 $4.47M
Missouri 15,843 $3.9M
Virginia 15,519 $4.23M
Louisiana 15,205 $3.33M
Michigan 15,148 $4.98M
South Carolina 14,474 $3.6M
Alabama 13,190 $2.84M
Mississippi 10,764 $2.25M
West Virginia 8,076 $2.18M
Wisconsin 7,871 $2.18M
Connecticut 7,772 $2.4M
Maryland 7,611 $2.42M
Arkansas 7,326 $1.72M
Iowa 6,782 $1.51M
Oklahoma 6,418 $1.44M
Nebraska 6,316 $1.35M
Washington 5,555 $1.5M
Kansas 5,533 $1.32M
Arizona 5,461 $1.73M
Massachusetts 4,970 $1.36M
Oregon 3,902 $1.05M
Colorado 3,850 $1.07M
Minnesota 3,633 $1.05M
Utah 3,444 $847K
Rhode Island 3,374 $797K
Hawaii 3,267 $978K
Nevada 3,234 $964K
New Mexico 2,754 $789K
Idaho 2,170 $531K
South Dakota 2,031 $485K
Delaware 1,565 $570K
New Hampshire 1,523 $425K
North Dakota 1,358 $350K
Maine 1,098 $354K
Montana 972 $261K
Vermont 649 $181K
District of Columbia 636 $171K
Wyoming 438 $111K
Alaska 164 $34K
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 »

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Top prescribers for WELCHOL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DANIEL MEDIC DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NORTH HUNTINGDON

Pennsylvania

KO LATT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

ALAN EGELMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

KAMRAN KAMRAVA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled50

RESEDA

California

JAMES ROMMER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

ELI HALLAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW ALBANY

Indiana

NATHANIEL BARBER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

NEAL OSBORN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

DOUGLASVILLE

Georgia

GARY GORDON D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

MORRIS BROWN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DAYTON

Ohio

VANITHA PRABHAKAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DETROIT

Michigan

MANDY KLASS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GLANDORF

Ohio

ARNOLD LEVIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

KIRKLAND

Washington

RIZALINA LEUTERIO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOUTH DAYTONA

Florida

ACQUAWON STALLWORTH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SALISBURY

North Carolina

ANGELINO YSON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

WILLIAM COUGHLIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

JOHN STAUFFER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

TAMPA

Florida

DAVID PAGE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMISBURG

Ohio

WILLUS HORNE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAUREL

Mississippi

DENNIS DISANTIS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

DECATUR

Georgia

MICHAEL OKEEFE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

JESSE WALLACE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PADUCAH

Kentucky

ROBERT DLWGOSH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

ASHTABULA

Ohio

SAMER ROY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

WEST MONROE

Louisiana