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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
GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled244

NEW YORK

New York

HECTOR LEON-WONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled242

UNION CITY

New Jersey

CARTER BOYD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled242

BOSSIER CITY

Louisiana

SAJJAD HUSSAIN MEDICAL DOCTOR

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled240

MANAHAWKIN

New Jersey

LESLIE LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled234

ALHAMBRA

California

NEHME GABRIEL M.D

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled231

LEESBURG

Florida

GLADYS ALONSO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled229

HIALEAH

Florida

YIU TING CHUNG MD

General Practice

Claims Filled224

LOS ANGELES

California

MANOUCHEHR RASHTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled219

LOS ANGELES

California

WILLIAM GRUBB MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled219

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

EMILIANO LIMCUANDO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled216

SOMERSET

Pennsylvania

RICHARD KHALIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled203

BRONX

New York

THERESA THANH NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled194

WESTMINSTER

California

NARCISA MURILLO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled192

CLIFTON

New Jersey

RUSSELL GADDY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled192

MAULDIN

South Carolina

GILDA DE LA CALLE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled191

HIALEAH

Florida

JEFFREY DANIELS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled191

LONG BRANCH

New Jersey

WILLIAM PARONISH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled190

NORTHERN CAMBRIA

Pennsylvania

FRED TANABE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled190

AIEA

Hawaii

ANGEL VELOSO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled188

MIAMI

Florida

MARGARET RICHARDSON-NIXON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled187

TIFTON

Georgia

DAVID SHADOWEN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled185

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

DAVID LICHTINGER D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled185

LEESBURG

Florida

WEI SUN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled181

NEW YORK

New York

GEORGE MA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled181

LOS ANGELES

California