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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
THOMAS HELTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MURFREESBORO

Tennessee

ROBERT DLWGOSH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

ASHTABULA

Ohio

WILLIAM COUGHLIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

WILLUS HORNE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAUREL

Mississippi

GARY GORDON D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

NEAL OSBORN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

DOUGLASVILLE

Georgia

CHRISTINE HENRY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WILMINGTON

Ohio

ARNOLD LEVIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

KIRKLAND

Washington

JAMES ROMMER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

STANLEY HARVEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

STUART

Florida

CHARLENE ANDREWS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

JAMAICA

New York

DAVID PAGE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMISBURG

Ohio

MARK EISNER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

NATHANIEL BARBER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

ANGELO SOYANGCO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

GALESBURG

Illinois

JAMES BEASLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAUREL

Mississippi

JOE REESE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TULSA

Oklahoma

RICHARD RACHIMA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

SAMER ROY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

WEST MONROE

Louisiana

KO LATT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

SURENDRA SETHI M.D.

Claims Filled50

BUTLER

Pennsylvania

THOMAS GNIADEK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WATERBURY

Connecticut

MICHAEL OKEEFE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

ALAN EGELMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

JAMES MORECI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CALABASH

North Carolina