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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
VERONICA ANWURI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled150

LEES SUMMIT

Missouri

JOSIER NISNISAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

HOUSTON

Texas

MARK MURPHY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled146

SAVANNAH

Georgia

NICHOLAS TRAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled145

WESTMINSTER

California

ROSA CALDERON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled144

UNION CITY

New Jersey

SUSAN MORGAN NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled144

MARTINS FERRY

Ohio

STEPHEN KWAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled143

LOS ANGELES

California

FRANK MCGREW MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled142

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

HOWARD BARRON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled142

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

FUFU HE M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled142

BROOKLYN

New York

ANH THU TRAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled142

GARDEN GROVE

California

VICTOR GUADAGNINO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled141

BROOKLYN

New York

TU TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

SAN DIEGO

California

KUMAR RAMDAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

EAST ORANGE

New Jersey

THEIN HTAY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

ALHAMBRA

California

LINDA FRANTZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

DUNMORE

Pennsylvania

KANAGARATNAM SIVALINGAM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled138

LANCASTER

California

LARRY DEFFENBAUGH D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled135

JOPLIN

Missouri

ROY SAGUIGUIT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled135

COVINGTON

Louisiana

TED TRIANA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled134

SYRACUSE

New York

JUAN BARROSO M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled133

HIALEAH

Florida

HUI-LI HUANG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled133

BRONX

New York

FAINA KOGAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled133

BROOKLYN

New York

RAY HSIAO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

HACIENDA HEIGHTS

California

ANDRES BUSTAMANTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

CHULA VISTA

California