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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
ALVARO CACERES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled152

DELANO

California

MEGAN MCCAULEY MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled152

HERMITAGE

Tennessee

MARIA CAMPOALEGRE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled152

UNION CITY

New Jersey

MICHAEL AHEARN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled150

KEWANEE

Illinois

ANTONIO NORIEGA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled149

CRESTWOOD

Illinois

ARCHIE HOOPER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled149

LIVINGSTON

Alabama

DAVID HAGA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled148

MADISON HEIGHTS

Virginia

KENYA KOZAWA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

SWEETWATER

Tennessee

RODNEY SESSOMS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

CLINTON

North Carolina

LLEWELLYN SIMON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

LAKE PROVIDENCE

Louisiana

SUSAN MORGAN NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled147

MARTINS FERRY

Ohio

JASON COLINGER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled145

ERWIN

Tennessee

ANDRES BUSTAMANTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled145

CHULA VISTA

California

ANGEL VELOSO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled143

MIAMI

Florida

LEWIS MEYERSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled143

TROY

Missouri

VICTOR GUADAGNINO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled142

BROOKLYN

New York

MARK MURPHY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled141

SAVANNAH

Georgia

BOSHENG QIU M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

ALHAMBRA

California

JORGE ANDRADE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

VLADIMIR GELFAND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

WILLIAM PARONISH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled140

NORTHERN CAMBRIA

Pennsylvania

SHAUN KRETZSCHMAR DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled140

ALEDO

Texas

FADHIL HUSSEIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled139

TOLEDO

Ohio

HISHAM ALREFAI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled138

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

MUSTAFA SIDALI DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled138

BELLEVILLE

New Jersey