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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
MATIN SHARAFATKHAH M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled204

BROOKLYN

New York

BOSHENG QIU M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled203

ALHAMBRA

California

SZE WONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled198

CHICAGO

Illinois

EMILIANO LIMCUANDO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled185

SOMERSET

Pennsylvania

FOUAD BASSILIOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

CORAOPOLIS

Pennsylvania

FRED TANABE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled182

AIEA

Hawaii

JOHN WOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled182

RICHARDSON

Texas

CARTER BOYD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled180

BOSSIER CITY

Louisiana

JOHN KIRKOWSKI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled178

CANTON

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL HAHALYAK DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled176

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

GEORGE MA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled174

LOS ANGELES

California

ALEXANDER SALERNO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled173

EAST ORANGE

New Jersey

LARRY NEUMAN

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled167

NEW YORK

New York

JIMMY YUE

Nephrology

Claims Filled167

ALHAMBRA

California

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled162

LOS ANGELES

California

GLADYS ALONSO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled162

HIALEAH

Florida

SUISUN CHAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled162

MONTEREY PARK

California

LUIS QUINTERO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled160

CORAL GABLES

Florida

RUSSELL GADDY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled159

MAULDIN

South Carolina

BERNARD BUCHANAN M.D., PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

KENT ERICKSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled155

CLAY CENTER

Kansas

LONG DANG M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled151

WESTMINSTER

California

WILLIAM GRUBB MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled150

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

HISHAM ALREFAI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled150

SCOTTSBURG

Indiana

DAVID MYERS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled150

BRUNSWICK

Ohio