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WELCHOL

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 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

User Reviews of Related Drug Welchol »

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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
AFSHINE EMRANI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled252

TARZANA

California

YIU TING CHUNG MD

General Practice

Claims Filled251

LOS ANGELES

California

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled249

SAN GABRIEL

California

TU TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled248

SAN DIEGO

California

LARRY NEUMAN

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled243

NEW YORK

New York

DAVID LICHTINGER D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled238

LEESBURG

Florida

DWIGHT WILLETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled237

KINGSTON

Tennessee

HONGSHENG WEI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled237

ARCADIA

California

LESLIE LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled237

ALHAMBRA

California

EMILIANO LIMCUANDO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled235

SOMERSET

Pennsylvania

IRINA PRUCHANSKY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled231

BROOKLYN

New York

RICHARD KHALIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled230

BRONX

New York

BRUCE TRIPPE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled230

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

FRED TANABE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled228

AIEA

Hawaii

DAVID SHADOWEN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled228

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

AUGUSTO FOCIL M.D.,M.P.H.,CCD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled228

OXNARD

California

MICHAEL DAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled227

GARDEN GROVE

California

GEORGE CHAO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled226

MODESTO

California

KOTA REDDY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled222

SUGARLAND

Texas

LISEN LIU MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled218

FLUSHING

New York

LI LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled216

MONTEREY PARK

California

VIKRAM ARORA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled213

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

CHUNG NG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled213

LOS ANGELES

California

GILBERTO GASTELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled213

UNION CITY

New Jersey

LUIS GUERRA DE LA FUENTE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled213

EL PASO

Texas