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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
ROBERTO BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled691

NARANJA

Florida

HOANG NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled557

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled459

ALHAMBRA

California

JAMES TRAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled442

WESTMINSTER

California

MICHAEL DAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled337

GARDEN GROVE

California

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled333

BROOKLYN

New York

HIEU N TRAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled329

WESTMINSTER

California

MATIN SHARAFATKHAH M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled316

BROOKLYN

New York

RENATO DELACRUZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled314

MARTINS FERRY

Ohio

LI LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled308

MONTEREY PARK

California

BENJAMIN SABIDO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled304

NEWARK

New Jersey

SUISUN CHAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled295

MONTEREY PARK

California

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled280

SAN GABRIEL

California

SAMUEL MALAYAN

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled275

GLENDALE

California

SINGH BOUN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled272

MONTEREY PARK

California

GEORGE CHAO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled269

MODESTO

California

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled266

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN WOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled265

RICHARDSON

Texas

HISHAM ALREFAI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled263

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

THANH NGUYEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled261

GARDEN GROVE

California

CHUNG NG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN TZENG M.D., PH.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled251

ALHAMBRA

California

AFSHINE EMRANI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled250

TARZANA

California

JAMES LIU M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled249

SAN GABRIEL

California

GILBERTO GASTELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled244

UNION CITY

New Jersey