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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
BRIAN BUHLKE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled113

CENTRAL CITY

Nebraska

SURAYIA HASAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled112

BECKLEY

West Virginia

LINDA FRANTZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

DUNMORE

Pennsylvania

SRINIVASA ESWARAPU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

BELLEVILLE

New Jersey

ROBERT BAZYLAK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

CONNEAUT LAKE

Pennsylvania

JOHN SAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

LOS ANGELES

California

FREDERICK RUSHFORD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled111

CYPRESS

Texas

HUN KANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

LOS ANGELES

California

NEIL STONE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled110

CHICAGO

Illinois

JOHN ZIAS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled110

LUBBOCK

Texas

PETER DIONISOPOULOS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled110

LINCOLN

Nebraska

MEL VOULGAROPOULOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

STATESVILLE

North Carolina

NICHOLAS TRAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled109

WESTMINSTER

California

IBRAHIM OUDEH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

DUNN

North Carolina

ANHTUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

WESTMINSTER

California

ROMANY DEMIAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

OXNARD

California

KOOK CHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

VAN NUYS

California

EUGENE LANGEVIN D.O.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled108

JOPLIN

Missouri

JOHN MENIO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled108

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

Pennsylvania

OSWALDO CAJAS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled108

EL PASO

Texas

ROY SAGUIGUIT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

COVINGTON

Louisiana

ANTHONY LACORTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled106

GAP

Pennsylvania

IRENA PLESKOVA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled106

REGO PARK

New York

PAUL SYKES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled106

LINCOLNTON

North Carolina

ROBERT KAUFMANN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled105

ATLANTA

Georgia