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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
EDWIN RODRIGUEZ ALLENDE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled553

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

EDWIN MARSHALL MD

Claims Filled547

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO MUNOZ-MARIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled540

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO GARCIA-CORTES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled536

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

HECTOR COLOMBANY LORENZO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled500

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

CARLOS ROBLES-RIVERA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled426

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JOSE GARCIA MATEO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled411

PONCE

Puerto Rico

DENIS RUIZ-SERRANO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled405

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

OSVALDO JIMENEZ-MERCADO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled378

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

IRAIDA RUIZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled361

FLORIDA

Puerto Rico

JUAN MENCHACA-MARTINEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled340

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MANUEL QUILES LUGO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled309

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

ADOLFO SANCHEZ ORTIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled291

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

JOSE GARCIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled287

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

NORMA DEVARIE MD

Specialist

Claims Filled269

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled267

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

DAVID BRAGIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled260

MANATI

Puerto Rico

VICTOR POLANCO SANCHEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled257

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

LAWRENCE SALAMONE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled256

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

RIGOBERTO RAMOS GONZALEZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled250

ADJUNTAS

Puerto Rico

RAMON PEREA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled247

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO PARTIDA-ROBL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled247

MANATI

Puerto Rico

RICARDO JIMENEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled230

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

LUIS GELY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled219

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

EDWIN PAGAN LOPEZ M.D.

Occupational Medicine

Claims Filled218

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico