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WELCHOL

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

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

User Reviews of Related Drug Welchol »

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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
HUI-LI HUANG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled167

BRONX

New York

NICHOLAS TRAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled165

WESTMINSTER

California

BETTY WALKER-RICHARDSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled164

ABBEVILLE

Georgia

GEORGE VILLANUEVA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled163

PERRIS

California

RUSSELL GADDY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled162

MAULDIN

South Carolina

CHARLES VACLAVIK DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled161

CHICO

California

SZE WONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled161

CHICAGO

Illinois

GILDA DE LA CALLE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled160

HIALEAH

Florida

KUMAR RAMDAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled160

EAST ORANGE

New Jersey

ERIC HASEMEIER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled160

SEVIERVILLE

Tennessee

YANHAN HUANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled158

BROOKLYN

New York

STEPHEN KWAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled157

LOS ANGELES

California

JORGE ROBLES MD FAAFP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled157

EL CENTRO

California

HAROLD SILVER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled157

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

LARRY DEFFENBAUGH D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled156

JOPLIN

Missouri

CRES MIRANDA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled156

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

PAUL KIRILA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled156

SPRINGBORO

Ohio

GLADYS ALONSO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled156

HIALEAH

Florida

VERONICA ANWURI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled156

LEES SUMMIT

Missouri

JON LELEUX MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled155

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

BERNARD BUCHANAN M.D., PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled153

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

PETER LEE M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled153

LOS ANGELES

California

JEFFREY DANIELS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled153

LONG BRANCH

New Jersey

JAMES LIU M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled153

SAN GABRIEL

California

ANTHONY ALFIERI D.O.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled153

NEWARK

Delaware