Prescriber Checkup | ZETIA

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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

ZETIA

EZETIMIBE

Zetia is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. It prevents cholesterol absorption in your intestines, lowers the amount of cholesterol stored in your liver, and helps your body process cholesterol. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

3.57M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 89 of 3362

$1.03B
Retail Cost

Rank: 19 of 3362

687,312
Patients

Rank: 119 of 3362

179,670
Prescribers

Rank: 130 of 3362

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41%

of people say

it's worth it

33%

of people say

it worked well

21%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

3.18M

2011

3.28M

2012

3.7M

2013

3.57M

2014

3.44M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$536M

2011

$660M

2012

$886M

2013

$1.04B

2014

$1.23B

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$297

2011

$312

2012

$319

2013

$338

2014

$370

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 61,291 316,283 $88.7M
Pennsylvania 44,180 245,081 $69.5M
New York 47,949 244,744 $74M
Florida 52,663 239,644 $72.8M
Texas 49,218 234,276 $69.7M
Ohio 31,344 157,380 $47.2M
Illinois 27,569 143,963 $42.9M
North Carolina 24,470 138,181 $35.6M
Georgia 21,883 120,167 $30.9M
Michigan 27,019 113,132 $41.5M
New Jersey 24,468 111,719 $38.2M
Tennessee 16,681 88,597 $23.8M
Virginia 16,791 86,612 $24.7M
Kentucky 15,022 83,987 $22.1M
Indiana 16,513 82,014 $24.9M
Missouri 14,214 81,427 $20.9M
Alabama 14,636 75,725 $21M
Louisiana 12,124 73,514 $17.4M
South Carolina 13,351 71,911 $19.3M
Wisconsin 12,171 60,743 $19.1M
Massachusetts 10,137 53,522 $15.6M
Arizona 12,010 52,642 $17.2M
Connecticut 10,169 49,435 $16.1M
Mississippi 7,986 48,425 $11.2M
Iowa 7,638 47,255 $12M
West Virginia 8,247 45,554 $12.6M
Oklahoma 7,694 39,904 $11.7M
Minnesota 8,379 38,724 $13.4M
Maryland 8,900 37,138 $13.4M
Arkansas 5,822 36,304 $8.36M
Kansas 6,167 35,114 $9.06M
Washington 7,224 34,986 $10.6M
Colorado 6,111 28,424 $8.81M
Oregon 4,644 22,708 $6.8M
Nebraska 3,601 22,377 $5.67M
Nevada 4,026 17,184 $5.5M
Rhode Island 2,217 13,371 $3.27M
Delaware 3,080 12,066 $4.92M
Maine 2,668 11,792 $4.08M
Utah 2,462 11,470 $3.4M
New Mexico 2,483 11,234 $3.5M
North Dakota 1,824 10,097 $2.87M
South Dakota 1,632 9,438 $2.5M
New Hampshire 1,907 9,129 $2.83M
Hawaii 1,843 8,666 $2.74M
Idaho 1,634 7,985 $2.29M
Montana 1,254 6,988 $1.93M
Vermont 966 4,729 $1.54M
District of Columbia 949 4,584 $1.28M
Alaska 511 3,776 $745K
Wyoming 713 3,494 $1.02M
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
ROBERTO MUNOZ-MARIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled427

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

JANELLE BROWN TAFT MSN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled425

WILSON

North Carolina

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled423

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

GORDON WOLFE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled423

TUALATIN

Oregon

BRUCE ITELD MD,FACC,FCCP,FSCAI

Specialist

Claims Filled422

SLIDELL

Louisiana

DONATO ARGUELLES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled419

CORAL GABLES

Florida

CHARLES HILL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled418

OXFORD

Mississippi

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled417

BROOKLYN

New York

MIR VARQUEZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled415

CULLMAN

Alabama

GANGATHARAN MATHISUTHAN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled415

MULLINS

South Carolina

PAUL ROSENBLIT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled414

HUNTINGTON BEACH

California

TIMOTHY NOYES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled412

CORINTH

Mississippi

JOHN MONTEVERDE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled410

CHICAGO

Illinois

MICHAEL CAPLAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled408

DANVILLE

Virginia

FERROL SAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled407

FAYETTEVILLE

Georgia

MANVEL MAZMANYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled401

GLENDALE

California

WAEL YACOUB M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled394

WHITEHALL

Pennsylvania

STEPHEN BROWNE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled394

NORTHPORT

Alabama

ARUTYUN TOPSAKALYAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled393

GLENDALE

California

DARRELL MEASE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled390

JAY

Oklahoma

DENIS RUIZ-SERRANO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled388

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

JOSEPH BEAVEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled388

CHARLESTOWN

Indiana

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled388

HAYTI

Missouri

SAMER HUSSEIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled388

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

FRANK MARTINEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled387

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas