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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
PETER DIONISOPOULOS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled347

LINCOLN

Nebraska

JOHN MONTEVERDE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled345

CHICAGO

Illinois

GALINA MAKOVOZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled344

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

ELIE MANSOUR M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled344

LA FOLLETTE

Tennessee

MICHAEL WITT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled344

BEAVERCREEK

Ohio

STUART HAIGLER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled343

MONROE

North Carolina

EDWARD GOLDENBERG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled343

NEWARK

Delaware

DAVID FRISCH M.D., F.A.C.C.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled341

BEVERLY HILLS

California

JUAN MENCHACA-MARTINEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled340

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JOHN GEARHART M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled340

TULSA

Oklahoma

ALAN BROWN MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled340

NAPERVILLE

Illinois

ANITA CORNETT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled340

LONDON

Kentucky

FREDERICK SIMONIE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled338

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

ROBERT KAUFMANN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled338

ATLANTA

Georgia

WILLIAM NOBLE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled338

WHEELING

West Virginia

SURAYIA HASAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled337

BECKLEY

West Virginia

THOMAS BARRINGER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled336

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

STEVEN BROWN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled335

MIDLAND

Texas

RAY HSIAO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled334

HACIENDA HEIGHTS

California

ROMANY DEMIAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled334

OXNARD

California

SATISH MITAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled334

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

HOMAYOUN SHARIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled334

BEVERLY HILLS

California

CARL VICTOR MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled332

EWING

New Jersey

RICHARD TERRY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled331

WHEELING

West Virginia

JORGE TRAVIESO MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled328

HIALEAH

Florida