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WELCHOL

COLESEVELAM HCL

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

724K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 286 of 3362

$308M
Retail Cost

Rank: 89 of 3362

173,543
Patients

Rank: 324 of 3362

76,204
Prescribers

Rank: 311 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 13,636 60,467 $26.6M
New York 13,492 57,938 $28.4M
Florida 14,344 51,371 $21.3M
Texas 12,929 47,710 $21M
Pennsylvania 9,258 40,614 $17.2M
Georgia 8,990 36,580 $12.7M
North Carolina 6,953 30,117 $12.6M
New Jersey 7,603 29,469 $14.9M
Ohio 6,471 27,835 $12.5M
Tennessee 6,490 26,248 $9.97M
South Carolina 5,204 20,917 $8.25M
Indiana 4,807 20,184 $8.23M
Illinois 4,697 19,568 $8.96M
Michigan 5,343 19,554 $10.6M
Kentucky 4,462 19,060 $7.21M
Alabama 4,549 18,125 $6.46M
Missouri 3,887 17,806 $6.76M
Virginia 4,231 17,447 $7.7M
Louisiana 3,881 17,027 $5.49M
Mississippi 2,668 11,650 $3.64M
Maryland 2,631 9,843 $5.3M
West Virginia 1,921 8,704 $3.71M
Wisconsin 1,900 8,403 $3.81M
Connecticut 1,947 8,156 $4.05M
Iowa 1,547 7,996 $2.74M
Arkansas 1,714 7,741 $2.7M
Nebraska 1,375 7,289 $2.28M
Oklahoma 1,699 7,140 $2.6M
Kansas 1,429 6,563 $2.44M
Arizona 1,873 6,347 $3.1M
Washington 1,384 5,723 $2.4M
Massachusetts 1,289 5,557 $2.46M
Colorado 1,234 4,728 $2.04M
Hawaii 903 3,976 $2M
Utah 954 3,885 $1.44M
Nevada 1,142 3,855 $1.85M
Minnesota 984 3,835 $1.82M
Oregon 800 3,385 $1.43M
Rhode Island 645 3,292 $1.14M
South Dakota 537 2,684 $976K
New Mexico 690 2,428 $1.12M
Idaho 506 2,257 $808K
Delaware 677 2,172 $1.37M
North Dakota 349 1,635 $701K
New Hampshire 374 1,514 $699K
Maine 363 1,369 $640K
Montana 204 970 $392K
District of Columbia 176 654 $304K
Vermont 112 583 $295K
Wyoming 112 461 $190K
Alaska 28 138 $49.9K
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. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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
GEORGE PATTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

JACKSON

Mississippi

MARSHA CAGLE N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

SWEETWATER

Tennessee

BOBBY MAYNOR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PINEHURST

North Carolina

ANIA FERNANDEZ-MAITIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

THOMAS LEGG D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

TOMMY SUN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VIRGINIA BEACH

Virginia

ANTHONY PHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SIMI VALLEY

California

THOMAS OLSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VERMILLION

South Dakota

FAINA KOGAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

CARLOS CONRADO M.D.,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOMESTEAD

Florida

CAROUCEL CHUATECO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT LYNCH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

RIVERBANK

California

DAVID CHILDRESS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ATHENS

Tennessee

COURTNEY BONNER D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

PHILICIA ANDREWS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

AUSTELL

Georgia

LUIS GONZALEZ M.D., F.A.C.C.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

WEST NEW YORK

New Jersey

HAROLD HARRISON MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

MACON

Georgia

JILL KRUG ACNP

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled50

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

MARTHA KARETNY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

PHILLIP LANEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

JEFFREY SANTI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MONCKS CORNER

South Carolina

CHRISTOPHER FRAZIER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

KENDALLVILLE

Indiana

DAVID NESSER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

DALLAS

Texas

KAI WONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

HARRY HARVEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEWBURGH

Indiana