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WELCHOL

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

740K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 280 of 3238

$248M
Retail Cost

Rank: 97 of 3238

181,773
Patients

Rank: 301 of 3238

76,925
Prescribers

Rank: 297 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 14,830 63,633 $21.8M
New York 13,710 56,784 $21.9M
Florida 14,770 52,905 $17.5M
Texas 13,762 49,857 $17.3M
Pennsylvania 9,872 43,065 $14.4M
Georgia 9,155 36,666 $10.1M
North Carolina 7,340 31,479 $10.2M
New Jersey 8,256 31,185 $12.2M
Ohio 7,340 30,261 $10.8M
Tennessee 6,746 27,077 $8.03M
Indiana 5,392 20,974 $6.89M
Michigan 6,014 20,592 $8.86M
Kentucky 4,780 19,789 $5.98M
Alabama 4,721 18,443 $5.14M
Missouri 4,243 18,397 $5.6M
Illinois 4,447 18,104 $6.31M
Virginia 4,470 17,924 $6.18M
Louisiana 3,928 16,817 $4.37M
South Carolina 4,358 16,290 $5.1M
Mississippi 2,714 11,911 $2.96M
West Virginia 2,115 9,124 $3.11M
Wisconsin 2,031 8,967 $3.19M
Maryland 2,390 8,938 $3.6M
Connecticut 2,092 8,747 $3.36M
Iowa 1,675 8,318 $2.27M
Arkansas 1,780 7,804 $2.19M
Nebraska 1,485 7,666 $1.94M
Oklahoma 1,771 7,320 $2.06M
Kansas 1,480 6,523 $1.94M
Washington 1,488 6,115 $2M
Arizona 1,786 5,988 $2.4M
Massachusetts 1,301 5,570 $1.94M
Colorado 1,182 4,697 $1.58M
Minnesota 1,045 4,261 $1.55M
Utah 1,042 4,059 $1.19M
Hawaii 859 3,926 $1.47M
Oregon 864 3,778 $1.3M
Nevada 1,147 3,690 $1.45M
Rhode Island 735 3,659 $1.03M
New Mexico 795 2,715 $942K
South Dakota 571 2,712 $789K
Idaho 531 2,235 $653K
Delaware 701 2,098 $1.07M
North Dakota 373 1,781 $578K
New Hampshire 387 1,623 $569K
Maine 395 1,431 $552K
Montana 250 1,219 $397K
District of Columbia 187 670 $245K
Vermont 113 569 $216K
Wyoming 123 525 $155K
Alaska 31 154 $40.4K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
PATRICIA GUIDRY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

COVINGTON

Louisiana

JULIE FABREGAS-SCHINDLER DO

General Practice

Claims Filled50

MADISON

Florida

JAESOO PAK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

CERRITOS

California

FRANK BIXLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAZLEHURST

Georgia

IMAD KOJ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

JAMES ROMMER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

JAN SHARP M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HEBER SPRINGS

Arkansas

JEFFREY CRAFT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

BENJAMIN WATSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAVANNAH

Georgia

TOMMY SUN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VIRGINIA BEACH

Virginia

SRIPATHI KARANTH M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

WOONSOCKET

Rhode Island

GERRY PHILLIPS MD

Claims Filled50

MOBILE

Alabama

NABIL EL SAYAD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOMITA

California

MARK CARUSO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PAINTSVILLE

Kentucky

ROBERTO LOPEZ D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROWLETT

Texas

JONATHAN REIMER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

AUGUSTA

Georgia

JAVAID SAYEED M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DALLAS

Georgia

JOSEPH JAMMAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

ROSEVILLE

California

REED WARD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

IDAHO FALLS

Idaho

ANA URRIOLA PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

PATERSON

New Jersey

WILLIAM PATTERSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

AVINASH GUPTA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

LAKEWOOD

New Jersey

MOHAMMAD BALOCH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

RALEIGH

North Carolina

PATRICK HAYDEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

RUSSELLVILLE

Kentucky

MARTHA KARETNY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York