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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
VINCENT MURPHY M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled390

BEAUMONT

Texas

REVEL PORTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled390

JONESBORO

Arkansas

CRES MIRANDA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled389

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

RODOLFO GUZMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled388

BRONX

New York

GORDON WOLFE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled385

TUALATIN

Oregon

MIR VARQUEZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled383

CULLMAN

Alabama

GEORGE SHANNON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled378

COLUMBUS

Georgia

OSVALDO JIMENEZ-MERCADO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled378

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

TAMER YACOUB M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled375

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

MICHAEL GALLOWAY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled373

MONTEREY

California

DOUGLAS KELLING M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled373

CONCORD

North Carolina

ROBERT SMITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled371

ARMUCHEE

Georgia

VICTOR LYAPIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled369

COLUSA

California

YUNG-HSI WEN M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled368

GLENDALE

California

GEVORK MAISSIAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled367

GLENDALE

California

NADEM SAYEGH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled366

BRONX

New York

SCOTT NORDLICHT MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled365

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

GAYL READER M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled363

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

IRAIDA RUIZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled361

FLORIDA

Puerto Rico

CHEUNG LEUNG M. D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled360

GILROY

California

GABOR MENCZELESZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled358

BROOKLYN

New York

LARAN LERNER D.O.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled355

WESTLAND

Michigan

EDWIN ROGERS MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled352

PENSACOLA

Florida

IVOR GEFT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled348

LOS ANGELES

California

DAVID BLUMENTHAL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled347

NEW YORK

New York