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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Reduces the risk of angina, stroke, heart attack, or certain heart and blood vessel problems. This medicine is a statin. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

26.7M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 7 of 3238

$911M
Retail Cost

Rank: 19 of 3238

5,345,756
Patients

Rank: 7 of 3238

390,105
Prescribers

Rank: 22 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Atorvastatin »

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63%

of people say

it's worth it

51%

of people say

it worked well

12%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 660,048 3,015,097 $92.5M
New York 418,463 2,030,192 $71.8M
Florida 377,627 1,694,041 $55.7M
Texas 348,385 1,634,847 $59.3M
Pennsylvania 280,389 1,503,949 $59.1M
Ohio 256,288 1,281,989 $50.4M
North Carolina 175,503 962,342 $28.5M
Illinois 193,637 947,561 $31.5M
New Jersey 190,843 861,233 $38.7M
Michigan 179,615 762,760 $23.4M
Georgia 134,681 706,871 $21.7M
Massachusetts 124,716 656,419 $30.2M
Virginia 120,499 593,770 $19.1M
Missouri 108,377 585,024 $17.4M
Tennessee 113,101 560,279 $19.3M
Indiana 114,341 547,886 $18.2M
Kentucky 90,169 501,706 $15.4M
Wisconsin 94,813 466,417 $16.5M
Louisiana 82,611 464,608 $14.9M
Alabama 88,727 458,985 $13.7M
Connecticut 87,093 427,703 $18.3M
Washington 90,027 415,759 $12.6M
South Carolina 80,162 412,710 $15M
Minnesota 84,813 362,694 $12.7M
Arizona 87,074 358,065 $12.8M
Maryland 82,153 339,643 $12.8M
Iowa 53,575 312,123 $8.22M
Oregon 64,371 308,290 $8.73M
Oklahoma 57,515 282,834 $9.08M
Mississippi 46,916 277,948 $7.71M
Colorado 59,175 273,824 $8.38M
Arkansas 41,454 241,604 $7.11M
Kansas 43,718 229,620 $7.11M
West Virginia 36,707 195,261 $6.4M
Rhode Island 26,959 171,523 $4.79M
Nebraska 28,349 166,228 $4.3M
Maine 33,307 150,859 $5.82M
Nevada 35,427 148,162 $4.59M
Hawaii 28,827 140,029 $7.32M
Utah 24,454 105,085 $3.51M
New Hampshire 21,468 102,494 $3.79M
New Mexico 22,787 101,238 $4.27M
Idaho 19,634 89,155 $3.12M
Delaware 22,334 85,270 $4.69M
North Dakota 12,691 65,694 $1.61M
South Dakota 11,148 62,848 $1.67M
Montana 11,999 59,340 $1.66M
District of Columbia 11,268 50,371 $1.59M
Vermont 8,727 39,460 $1.62M
Wyoming 4,942 23,792 $683K
Alaska 4,020 21,716 $592K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled4,314

LOS ANGELES

California

DON LEE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled3,796

GLENDALE

California

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ BURGOS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled3,713

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,454

LOS ANGELES

California

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,420

HIALEAH

Florida

ABDULRAB AZIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,888

MONROEVILLE

Pennsylvania

JOSE RIVERA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,867

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

DENIS RUIZ-SERRANO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,850

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

CARLOS MARTINEZ RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,771

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

SONIA LOSA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,743

HIALEAH

Florida

NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,522

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

CIRILO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,451

MIAMI

Florida

VALERIO TOYOS-OLASCOAGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,421

MIAMI

Florida

KEITH WOO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,418

HONOLULU

Hawaii

NOUNEH DANIELYAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,390

LOS ANGELES

California

LEON KRAFT M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,366

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,310

GLENDALE

California

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,288

ROSEMEAD

California

ANDREW KIM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,269

LOS ANGELES

California

KI CHO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,232

SANTA CLARA

California

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,202

CORAL GABLES

Florida

IVAN AYALA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,200

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JESSICA VIGIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,181

KISSIMMEE

Florida

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,144

HIALEAH

Florida

GEORGE CHAO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,128

MODESTO

California