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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
CARL RUBENSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled461

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

FRANK MORO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled458

CARBONDALE

Pennsylvania

WAN YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled457

MONTEREY PARK

California

JOHN WOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled457

RICHARDSON

Texas

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled448

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled447

NEW YORK

New York

DONATO ARGUELLES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled439

CORAL GABLES

Florida

DONAL WARDE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled437

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled431

HAYTI

Missouri

CARLOS ROBLES-RIVERA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled426

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JAMES HIGGINS M.D.

Claims Filled424

TULSA

Oklahoma

MARK GELFAND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled423

BROOKLYN

New York

TIBURCIO ALBERTO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled422

CARSON

California

SAUL SILVER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled420

WEST MIFFLIN

Pennsylvania

JOSE MELLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled419

NEW YORK

New York

ALAN WEAVER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled417

STURGEON

Missouri

ARAM KARAKASHIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled416

GLENDALE

California

DOUGLAS TRIFFON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled413

LA JOLLA

California

JOSE GARCIA MATEO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled411

PONCE

Puerto Rico

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled410

GLENDALE

California

DENIS RUIZ-SERRANO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled405

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

YITZCHAK HERMONI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled400

CUMMING

Georgia

ALAN SMUCKLER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled398

ALCOA

Tennessee

IRINA PINES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled396

DENVER

Colorado

ROY BASSETT M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled396

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida