ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » WELCHOL

WELCHOL

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

307K
Medicare Part D Claims
$125M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 47,255 $11.4M
Florida 39,309 $9.2M
New York 38,154 $9.96M
Pennsylvania 32,955 $7.67M
Texas 30,744 $7.5M
Georgia 25,013 $5.08M
Ohio 24,404 $6.3M
New Jersey 20,864 $5.45M
North Carolina 20,683 $4.72M
Tennessee 19,126 $4.09M
Kentucky 14,285 $3.21M
Indiana 14,272 $3.31M
Illinois 13,786 $3.35M
Missouri 13,349 $3.01M
Virginia 12,951 $3.18M
South Carolina 12,738 $2.83M
Louisiana 12,685 $2.55M
Alabama 11,389 $2.17M
Michigan 10,702 $3M
Mississippi 9,142 $1.75M
West Virginia 7,128 $1.73M
Wisconsin 6,775 $1.68M
Arkansas 6,584 $1.4M
Maryland 6,368 $1.87M
Connecticut 6,170 $1.59M
Iowa 5,451 $1.1M
Washington 5,249 $1.27M
Kansas 5,165 $1.12M
Nebraska 5,134 $1.01M
Oklahoma 4,973 $1.01M
Arizona 4,849 $1.35M
Massachusetts 4,269 $1.07M
Oregon 3,792 $918K
Minnesota 3,193 $803K
Rhode Island 3,080 $655K
Colorado 2,990 $759K
Hawaii 2,910 $779K
Nevada 2,739 $736K
Utah 2,719 $585K
New Mexico 2,181 $552K
Idaho 2,050 $440K
South Dakota 1,528 $311K
Delaware 1,371 $428K
New Hampshire 1,257 $316K
North Dakota 1,221 $275K
Maine 1,069 $302K
Puerto Rico 1,042 $182K
Montana 773 $187K
Vermont 648 $164K
District of Columbia 486 $116K
Wyoming 345 $82.4K
Alaska 181 $27.3K
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 »


Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for WELCHOL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT MACHOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT WORTH

Texas

MAYRA DELGADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI GARDENS

Florida

PAUL FIACCO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EAST SYRACUSE

New York

STEPHEN SARGENT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BUTLER

Pennsylvania

NAFEES SAIFEE

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT WORTH

Texas

ERIC FOWLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BELLEVILLE

Pennsylvania

BRADLEY HAMRICK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DANVILLE

Indiana

CONRAD BLUM M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

PEDRO MORALES M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN STANCHER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

ARTHUR MARUSH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

JAY GARTEN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

DOUGLASVILLE

Georgia

CHRISTY CUGINI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

NAPLES

Florida

ALEX GONZALES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAKE CITY

Florida

JEFFREY SCOTT M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

STILLWATER

Oklahoma

ALIX BOUCHETTE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GRETNA

Louisiana

SHAILENDER KARRY MOHANRAO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FOND DU LAC

Wisconsin

MICHELLE HORNSTEIN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEESBURG

Florida

NICK LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

WAYNE GIBSON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

JEFFERSONVILLE

Indiana

MONA TOMESCU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

STEELE

Missouri

ROYAL ANSPACH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHOENIX

Arizona

ERIC BOUCHARD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

DAVID ARNALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FAYETTEVILLE

Georgia

LETICIA ADAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

MIAMI BEACH

Florida