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WELCHOL

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

307K
Medicare Part D Claims
$125M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 47,255 $11.4M
Florida 39,309 $9.2M
New York 38,154 $9.96M
Pennsylvania 32,955 $7.67M
Texas 30,744 $7.5M
Georgia 25,013 $5.08M
Ohio 24,404 $6.3M
New Jersey 20,864 $5.45M
North Carolina 20,683 $4.72M
Tennessee 19,126 $4.09M
Kentucky 14,285 $3.21M
Indiana 14,272 $3.31M
Illinois 13,786 $3.35M
Missouri 13,349 $3.01M
Virginia 12,951 $3.18M
South Carolina 12,738 $2.83M
Louisiana 12,685 $2.55M
Alabama 11,389 $2.17M
Michigan 10,702 $3M
Mississippi 9,142 $1.75M
West Virginia 7,128 $1.73M
Wisconsin 6,775 $1.68M
Arkansas 6,584 $1.4M
Maryland 6,368 $1.87M
Connecticut 6,170 $1.59M
Iowa 5,451 $1.1M
Washington 5,249 $1.27M
Kansas 5,165 $1.12M
Nebraska 5,134 $1.01M
Oklahoma 4,973 $1.01M
Arizona 4,849 $1.35M
Massachusetts 4,269 $1.07M
Oregon 3,792 $918K
Minnesota 3,193 $803K
Rhode Island 3,080 $655K
Colorado 2,990 $759K
Hawaii 2,910 $779K
Nevada 2,739 $736K
Utah 2,719 $585K
New Mexico 2,181 $552K
Idaho 2,050 $440K
South Dakota 1,528 $311K
Delaware 1,371 $428K
New Hampshire 1,257 $316K
North Dakota 1,221 $275K
Maine 1,069 $302K
Puerto Rico 1,042 $182K
Montana 773 $187K
Vermont 648 $164K
District of Columbia 486 $116K
Wyoming 345 $82.4K
Alaska 181 $27.3K
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About 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
NOEL FLORES MD FACP

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

MACOMB

Illinois

AMJAD AWAN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled53

DENTON

Texas

KENNETH GORDON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

LAGRANGE

Georgia

HUGH BATTY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

SHERIDAN

Wyoming

JYOTI MEHTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

WILLIAMSBURG

Ohio

VIRAL SHETH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled53

GOSHEN

New York

THOMAS DUNLAP M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled53

SANTA ROSA

California

VICTOR MANZELLA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

JIM THORPE

Pennsylvania

LOUIS NIX M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

OPELOUSAS

Louisiana

FRANK PREGLER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

ERIE

Pennsylvania

GHAZANFAR ABDULLAH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled53

BRONX

New York

LAURENCE DENNIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

BOONEVILLE

Mississippi

QUINTON WELDON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

AMERICUS

Georgia

JOHN SCHIFFERDECKER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

VERNON

Connecticut

ROBERT SCHUBERT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

ELIZABETHTON

Tennessee

RUBEN ADRIANO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled53

LAKELAND

Florida

VICTOR LYAPIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

COLUSA

California

STEVEN SALTMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled53

FULLERTON

California

PHILLIP NORTHCROSS M.C.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

GREGORY STONESTREET M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

CROSS LANES

West Virginia

RANI REDDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

STATESBORO

Georgia

DAVID VANN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

NEWNAN

Georgia

WILLIAM HAYNES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled52

ABILENE

Texas

PRABHDEEP SINGH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

EL CENTRO

California

JAMES MWATIBO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana