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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
PATRICIA BRIMS RPAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled132

BRONX

New York

PETER DIONISOPOULOS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled132

LINCOLN

Nebraska

GARY DUMONTIER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

WASHINGTON

Missouri

KENNETH CLONINGER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled131

LAWNDALE

North Carolina

LOI LUU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled131

WESTMINSTER

California

KENYA KOZAWA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

SWEETWATER

Tennessee

SIXTO CARO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

BROOKLYN

New York

WEDAD MICHAEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

NORTHFIELD

New Jersey

JERRY GINSBERG DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled129

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

LAVELLE ELLIS MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled129

SALINA

Kansas

DARIUS GHARIB M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled129

ENCINO

California

AUGUSTO FOCIL M.D.,M.P.H.,CCD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled128

OXNARD

California

MARIA CAMPOALEGRE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

UNION CITY

New Jersey

HUNG NG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

NEW YORK

New York

DWIGHT WILLETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled125

KINGSTON

Tennessee

HUNG DANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled125

ARLINGTON

Texas

LLEWELLYN SIMON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

LAKE PROVIDENCE

Louisiana

FREDERICK GEORGIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled123

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

ALAN BASKIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled123

DUMONT

New Jersey

ROBERT MACDOUGALL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

PAINESVILLE

Ohio

NGOC AN PHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

DANIEL TARDIF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

MANCHESTER

Connecticut

JEFFREY HAGGENJOS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

NEW LEXINGTON

Ohio

CLARITA CARAMBAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

SAN DIEGO

California

CATHERINE HIRSCH M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled120

PASCAGOULA

Mississippi