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WELCHOL

COLESEVELAM HCL

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 2014

724K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 286 of 3362

$308M
Retail Cost

Rank: 89 of 3362

173,543
Patients

Rank: 324 of 3362

76,204
Prescribers

Rank: 311 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 13,636 60,467 $26.6M
New York 13,492 57,938 $28.4M
Florida 14,344 51,371 $21.3M
Texas 12,929 47,710 $21M
Pennsylvania 9,258 40,614 $17.2M
Georgia 8,990 36,580 $12.7M
North Carolina 6,953 30,117 $12.6M
New Jersey 7,603 29,469 $14.9M
Ohio 6,471 27,835 $12.5M
Tennessee 6,490 26,248 $9.97M
South Carolina 5,204 20,917 $8.25M
Indiana 4,807 20,184 $8.23M
Illinois 4,697 19,568 $8.96M
Michigan 5,343 19,554 $10.6M
Kentucky 4,462 19,060 $7.21M
Alabama 4,549 18,125 $6.46M
Missouri 3,887 17,806 $6.76M
Virginia 4,231 17,447 $7.7M
Louisiana 3,881 17,027 $5.49M
Mississippi 2,668 11,650 $3.64M
Maryland 2,631 9,843 $5.3M
West Virginia 1,921 8,704 $3.71M
Wisconsin 1,900 8,403 $3.81M
Connecticut 1,947 8,156 $4.05M
Iowa 1,547 7,996 $2.74M
Arkansas 1,714 7,741 $2.7M
Nebraska 1,375 7,289 $2.28M
Oklahoma 1,699 7,140 $2.6M
Kansas 1,429 6,563 $2.44M
Arizona 1,873 6,347 $3.1M
Washington 1,384 5,723 $2.4M
Massachusetts 1,289 5,557 $2.46M
Colorado 1,234 4,728 $2.04M
Hawaii 903 3,976 $2M
Utah 954 3,885 $1.44M
Nevada 1,142 3,855 $1.85M
Minnesota 984 3,835 $1.82M
Oregon 800 3,385 $1.43M
Rhode Island 645 3,292 $1.14M
South Dakota 537 2,684 $976K
New Mexico 690 2,428 $1.12M
Idaho 506 2,257 $808K
Delaware 677 2,172 $1.37M
North Dakota 349 1,635 $701K
New Hampshire 374 1,514 $699K
Maine 363 1,369 $640K
Montana 204 970 $392K
District of Columbia 176 654 $304K
Vermont 112 583 $295K
Wyoming 112 461 $190K
Alaska 28 138 $49.9K
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. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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
MANOUCHEHR RASHTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled236

LOS ANGELES

California

BETTY WALKER-RICHARDSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled234

ABBEVILLE

Georgia

PAUL WIBBELS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled230

HASTINGS

Nebraska

HUN KANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled230

LOS ANGELES

California

YANHAN HUANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled226

BROOKLYN

New York

VIKRAM ARORA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled222

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JOHN WOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled221

RICHARDSON

Texas

SALAH AMER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled221

NORTH MIAMI BCH

Florida

LEO YANKILEVICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled219

BROOKLYN

New York

JOHN TZENG M.D., PH.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled210

ALHAMBRA

California

SAJJAD HUSSAIN MEDICAL DOCTOR

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled210

MANAHAWKIN

New Jersey

MATIN SHARAFATKHAH M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled206

BROOKLYN

New York

LI LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled203

MONTEREY PARK

California

HOANG NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled202

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

KOTA REDDY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled200

SUGARLAND

Texas

MARTIN CONLEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled200

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

RICHARD KHALIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled200

BRONX

New York

GILBERTO GASTELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled200

UNION CITY

New Jersey

RICHARD JOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled199

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS

New Jersey

MICHAEL DAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled199

GARDEN GROVE

California

LOUIS FLORES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled199

GLENDALE

California

JANET SANCHEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled195

ELMHURST

New York

LISEN LIU MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled195

FLUSHING

New York

AMELIA YOUNG M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled194

ALHAMBRA

California

WILLIAM GRUBB MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled192

BRUNSWICK

Georgia