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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
ROBERT CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled125

ALHAMBRA

California

FRANK MCGREW MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled124

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

TED TRIANA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled123

SYRACUSE

New York

MIN CHA M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled122

LOS ANGELES

California

FELIX TARM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

WICHITA

Kansas

JAMES SMITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

SHELBYVILLE

Kentucky

RICHARD KHALIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

BRONX

New York

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled121

LOS ANGELES

California

MARIUSZ KLIN MD, PHD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled121

PANAMA CITY

Florida

HARMON SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

CONYERS

Georgia

JEFFREY HAGGENJOS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

NEW LEXINGTON

Ohio

STEPHEN KWAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled119

LOS ANGELES

California

ERIC KRUGER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled118

WENONAH

New Jersey

FAINA KOGAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled118

BROOKLYN

New York

VLADIMIR GELFAND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled118

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

DWIGHT WILLETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled118

KINGSTON

Tennessee

GILDA DE LA CALLE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled117

HIALEAH

Florida

ALAN BASKIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

DUMONT

New Jersey

JOSE MUNIN MD

Claims Filled117

NORTH BERGEN

New Jersey

MIN WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

BROOKLYN

New York

ZUNE LIU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled115

ROWLAND HEIGHTS

California

JESSE MORRISS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled115

DOTHAN

Alabama

LEONARD LEICHUS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled114

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

ALEJANDRO PRESILLA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled114

UNION CITY

New Jersey

MARGARET RICHARDSON NIXON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled114

TIFTON

Georgia