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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
HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,205

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERTO BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,016

NARANJA

Florida

JAMES TRAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled397

WESTMINSTER

California

HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled388

ALHAMBRA

California

MATIN SHARAFATKHAH M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled359

BROOKLYN

New York

ROLANDO ROMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled339

JAMAICA

New York

BENJAMIN SABIDO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled332

NEWARK

New Jersey

HIEU N TRAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled329

WESTMINSTER

California

HECTOR LEON-WONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled318

UNION CITY

New Jersey

HOANG NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled309

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

NEHME GABRIEL M.D

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled308

LEESBURG

Florida

JONATHAN MARTINEZ PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled305

MONTCLAIR

California

LARAN LERNER D.O.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled297

WESTLAND

Michigan

PAUL WIBBELS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled294

HASTINGS

Nebraska

IBRAHIM OUDEH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled293

DUNN

North Carolina

NARCISA MURILLO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled287

CLIFTON

New Jersey

JOHN WOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled285

RICHARDSON

Texas

THANH NGUYEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled267

GARDEN GROVE

California

SAJJAD HUSSAIN MEDICAL DOCTOR

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled263

MANAHAWKIN

New Jersey

SUISUN CHAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled262

MONTEREY PARK

California

MANOUCHEHR RASHTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled260

LOS ANGELES

California

WEI SUN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled260

NEW YORK

New York

JOHN TZENG M.D., PH.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled259

ALHAMBRA

California

CARTER BOYD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled255

BOSSIER CITY

Louisiana

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled255

NEW YORK

New York