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Prescriber Checkup

ZETIA

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

3.22M
Medicare Part D Claims
$650M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 297,694 $59.6M
Pennsylvania 242,066 $47.4M
New York 231,834 $46.7M
Florida 202,875 $43.2M
Texas 176,265 $36.3M
Ohio 158,332 $33.5M
Illinois 142,893 $29.2M
North Carolina 112,619 $20M
Georgia 110,717 $20.1M
New Jersey 103,983 $24.9M
Michigan 91,503 $22.4M
Virginia 81,292 $16.1M
Tennessee 80,926 $14.8M
Kentucky 78,847 $14.7M
Missouri 74,422 $13.3M
Indiana 72,211 $14.8M
Wisconsin 65,669 $13.7M
Louisiana 59,929 $10.2M
Alabama 56,807 $10.2M
South Carolina 54,061 $10.1M
Massachusetts 53,872 $10.9M
Connecticut 49,700 $11.4M
Iowa 47,572 $8.67M
Minnesota 46,258 $10.9M
Arizona 44,643 $10.2M
Mississippi 41,490 $6.88M
West Virginia 39,280 $7.51M
Oklahoma 37,787 $8.02M
Washington 37,726 $8.04M
Kansas 34,252 $6.41M
Arkansas 32,675 $5.43M
Maryland 32,292 $7.91M
Oregon 27,089 $5.59M
Colorado 26,210 $5.5M
Nebraska 22,527 $3.92M
Maine 15,225 $3.57M
Nevada 14,199 $3.09M
Rhode Island 14,042 $2.43M
New Mexico 13,087 $2.76M
Utah 12,025 $2.52M
Idaho 10,586 $2.09M
North Dakota 10,044 $2.05M
Hawaii 9,896 $2.12M
New Hampshire 9,811 $2.11M
South Dakota 9,502 $1.78M
Delaware 8,509 $2.23M
Montana 7,736 $1.5M
Vermont 5,167 $1.18M
Alaska 4,064 $611K
Wyoming 4,049 $825K
District of Columbia 3,700 $671K
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 ZETIA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LARRY NEUMAN

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled1,177

NEW YORK

New York

JUDITH DECKERT A.R.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled964

DAVENPORT

Iowa

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled889

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

MATIN SHARAFATKHAH M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled818

BROOKLYN

New York

JON LELEUX MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled806

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

DAVID HEVERT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled777

BOCA RATON

Florida

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled748

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

HERACH YADEGARIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled709

GLENDALE

California

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled707

LOS ANGELES

California

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled701

SAN GABRIEL

California

FRANK MCGREW MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled695

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled694

LOS ANGELES

California

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled690

LOS ANGELES

California

ARTOON ARAKEL M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled666

GLENDALE

California

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled639

GLENDALE

California

DONALD MCELROY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled634

PEORIA

Illinois

WILLIAM MEANS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled620

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

TIMOTHY MCPHERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled612

STEELE

Missouri

ANAHIT BLIKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled611

LOS ANGELES

California

SIXTO CARO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled607

BROOKLYN

New York

PETER FERGUS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled600

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

JENCHEN YANG M.D., PH.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled585

DIAMOND BAR

California

JOHN MCCLURE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled582

SAGINAW

Michigan

GEORGE CHAO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled576

MODESTO

California

DANIEL WISE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled576

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina