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WELCHOL

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

307K
Medicare Part D Claims
$125M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 47,255 $11.4M
Florida 39,309 $9.2M
New York 38,154 $9.96M
Pennsylvania 32,955 $7.67M
Texas 30,744 $7.5M
Georgia 25,013 $5.08M
Ohio 24,404 $6.3M
New Jersey 20,864 $5.45M
North Carolina 20,683 $4.72M
Tennessee 19,126 $4.09M
Kentucky 14,285 $3.21M
Indiana 14,272 $3.31M
Illinois 13,786 $3.35M
Missouri 13,349 $3.01M
Virginia 12,951 $3.18M
South Carolina 12,738 $2.83M
Louisiana 12,685 $2.55M
Alabama 11,389 $2.17M
Michigan 10,702 $3M
Mississippi 9,142 $1.75M
West Virginia 7,128 $1.73M
Wisconsin 6,775 $1.68M
Arkansas 6,584 $1.4M
Maryland 6,368 $1.87M
Connecticut 6,170 $1.59M
Iowa 5,451 $1.1M
Washington 5,249 $1.27M
Kansas 5,165 $1.12M
Nebraska 5,134 $1.01M
Oklahoma 4,973 $1.01M
Arizona 4,849 $1.35M
Massachusetts 4,269 $1.07M
Oregon 3,792 $918K
Minnesota 3,193 $803K
Rhode Island 3,080 $655K
Colorado 2,990 $759K
Hawaii 2,910 $779K
Nevada 2,739 $736K
Utah 2,719 $585K
New Mexico 2,181 $552K
Idaho 2,050 $440K
South Dakota 1,528 $311K
Delaware 1,371 $428K
New Hampshire 1,257 $316K
North Dakota 1,221 $275K
Maine 1,069 $302K
Puerto Rico 1,042 $182K
Montana 773 $187K
Vermont 648 $164K
District of Columbia 486 $116K
Wyoming 345 $82.4K
Alaska 181 $27.3K
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About 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
JAMES LIU M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled675

SAN GABRIEL

California

RENATO DELACRUZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled477

MARTINS FERRY

Ohio

MICHAEL DAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled415

GARDEN GROVE

California

HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled412

ALHAMBRA

California

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled411

LOS ANGELES

California

JAMES TRAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled407

WESTMINSTER

California

GEORGE CHAO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled301

MODESTO

California

NEHME GABRIEL M.D

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled289

LEESBURG

Florida

LI LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled287

MONTEREY PARK

California

JOHN TZENG M.D., PH.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled283

ALHAMBRA

California

HIEU N TRAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled282

WESTMINSTER

California

ROBERTO BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled259

NARANJA

Florida

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled256

SAN GABRIEL

California

CHUNG NG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled251

LOS ANGELES

California

SINGH BOUN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled246

MONTEREY PARK

California

SAJJAD HUSSAIN MEDICAL DOCTOR

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled239

MANAHAWKIN

New Jersey

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled238

NEW YORK

New York

SIMON CHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled237

GRASS VALLEY

California

SAMUEL MALAYAN

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled236

GLENDALE

California

AFSHINE EMRANI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled236

TARZANA

California

KOTA REDDY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled235

SUGARLAND

Texas

THANH NGUYEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled230

GARDEN GROVE

California

ANGEL VELOSO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled229

MIAMI

Florida

YIU TING CHUNG MD

General Practice

Claims Filled214

LOS ANGELES

California

GILBERTO GASTELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled204

UNION CITY

New Jersey