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WELCHOL

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

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
WILLIAM GRUBB MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled212

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

FUFU HE M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled203

BROOKLYN

New York

IRENA PLESKOVA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled202

REGO PARK

New York

ELLEN VITIEVSKY

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled201

WEST NEW YORK

New Jersey

MARGARET RICHARDSON-NIXON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled200

TIFTON

Georgia

RICHARD JOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled198

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS

New Jersey

SINGH BOUN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled197

MONTEREY PARK

California

FOUAD BASSILIOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled194

CORAOPOLIS

Pennsylvania

HOMAYOUN SHARIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled190

BEVERLY HILLS

California

KAMRAN TASHAROFI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled186

GARWOOD

New Jersey

THEIN HTAY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled185

ALHAMBRA

California

HUN KANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled185

LOS ANGELES

California

LUIS QUINTERO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled182

CORAL GABLES

Florida

XIAORONG HE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled181

ELMHURST

New York

RENATO DELACRUZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

MARTINS FERRY

Ohio

THERESA THANH NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled179

WESTMINSTER

California

FAINA KOGAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled176

BROOKLYN

New York

KHANH NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled174

HOUSTON

Texas

JOHN NELSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled174

FRESNO

California

FRANK MCGREW MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled174

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

MARTIN CONLEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled169

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

JOSE BARAHONA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled168

EL PASO

Texas

JOHN LLOYD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled167

LANCASTER

Ohio

CARL RUBENSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled167

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

WILLIAM HARRIS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled167

CHARLESTON

West Virginia