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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
CARL RUBENSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled181

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

SZE WONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled179

CHICAGO

Illinois

ROBERT KAUFMANN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled177

ATLANTA

Georgia

JOSE BARAHONA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled176

EL PASO

Texas

BOSHENG QIU M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled171

ALHAMBRA

California

PAUL KIRILA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled170

SPRINGBORO

Ohio

JONATHAN MARTINEZ PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled168

MONTCLAIR

California

FOUAD BASSILIOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled168

CORAOPOLIS

Pennsylvania

GEORGE VILLANUEVA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled167

PERRIS

California

BERNARD BUCHANAN M.D., PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled166

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

LUIS QUINTERO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled165

CORAL GABLES

Florida

KOTA REDDY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled165

SUGARLAND

Texas

PAUL WIBBELS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

HASTINGS

Nebraska

RICHARD JOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled159

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS

New Jersey

TONY WONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled159

DALY CITY

California

DAVID MYERS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled159

BRUNSWICK

Ohio

ANTONIO NORIEGA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled157

CRESTWOOD

Illinois

DAVID HAGA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled156

MADISON HEIGHTS

Virginia

JORGE ROBLES MD FAAFP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled155

EL CENTRO

California

HONGSHENG WEI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled153

ARCADIA

California

CHUNG BUI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled153

WESTMINSTER

California

JOHN KIRKOWSKI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled153

CANTON

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM HARRIS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled152

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

HOMAYOUN SHARIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled151

BEVERLY HILLS

California

VLADIMIR GELFAND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled151

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri