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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

38.6M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 3 of 3395

$712M
Retail Cost

Rank: 35 of 3395

8,068,310
Patients

Rank: 1 of 3395

446,319
Prescribers

Rank: 19 of 3395

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63%

of people say

it's worth it

51%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

730K

2011

16.2M

2012

26.7M

2013

32.6M

2014

38.6M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$124M

2011

$1.35B

2012

$911M

2013

$748M

2014

$712M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$46

2011

$112

2012

$49

2013

$44

2014

$37

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,016,638 4,334,878 $87.9M
New York 574,039 2,721,529 $47.7M
Florida 595,344 2,509,011 $47.7M
Texas 520,407 2,272,342 $44.9M
Pennsylvania 402,569 2,040,526 $39.6M
Ohio 374,509 1,876,796 $32.1M
Illinois 313,331 1,478,910 $26.7M
Michigan 293,944 1,418,491 $20.9M
North Carolina 258,405 1,311,749 $20.2M
New Jersey 253,878 1,091,130 $20M
Georgia 207,071 1,040,815 $16.6M
Massachusetts 186,070 922,232 $22.6M
Indiana 179,885 895,956 $14.2M
Missouri 164,537 853,132 $13.5M
Virginia 180,415 836,104 $15.9M
Tennessee 177,738 828,716 $16.6M
Kentucky 131,900 721,627 $10.1M
Wisconsin 151,474 672,348 $13.9M
South Carolina 131,447 642,335 $11.3M
Washington 146,903 635,040 $11.6M
Louisiana 119,152 629,069 $10.9M
Alabama 129,161 600,297 $10.9M
Arizona 144,451 580,566 $12.5M
Minnesota 134,274 551,668 $12.7M
Connecticut 118,172 541,592 $11.4M
Maryland 131,142 510,489 $11.6M
Oregon 103,982 458,073 $8.89M
Iowa 85,340 446,500 $7.06M
Colorado 106,301 446,328 $9.29M
Oklahoma 80,369 371,685 $7.57M
Mississippi 66,412 368,071 $4.82M
Arkansas 63,114 347,451 $4.51M
Kansas 66,945 333,653 $5.28M
West Virginia 51,166 266,948 $4.33M
Nevada 60,061 243,613 $4.41M
Nebraska 43,804 238,892 $3.57M
Rhode Island 38,461 223,504 $4.73M
Maine 46,943 192,938 $5.56M
Utah 45,407 180,289 $3.59M
Hawaii 40,717 169,113 $3.61M
New Hampshire 35,238 154,487 $3.22M
New Mexico 36,563 151,107 $2.87M
Idaho 33,995 144,289 $3.14M
Delaware 32,322 120,350 $3.15M
North Dakota 18,746 86,235 $1.42M
Montana 19,118 84,949 $1.45M
South Dakota 16,615 84,066 $1.36M
District of Columbia 16,353 67,710 $1.33M
Vermont 14,809 59,809 $1.46M
Wyoming 8,014 35,212 $615K
Alaska 6,313 34,472 $635K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled6,667

TUCKER

Georgia

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled4,558

LOS ANGELES

California

NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,872

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,820

LOS ANGELES

California

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ BURGOS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled3,747

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

JOSE RIVERA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled3,648

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

AGOSTINO INGRALDI M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled3,541

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

CARLOS MARTINEZ RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled3,530

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,401

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,255

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

KEITH WOO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,169

HONOLULU

Hawaii

JUAN ORTIZ MATOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,163

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,149

ROSEMEAD

California

JORGE VENEREO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,134

MIAMI

Florida

RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled3,097

GLENDALE

California

CHANG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,040

FLUSHING

New York

ABDULRAB AZIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled3,002

MONROEVILLE

Pennsylvania

LEON KRAFT M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,949

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

IVAN AYALA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,904

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,853

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,770

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

JORGE RODRIGUEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,742

MANATI

Puerto Rico

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,677

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

ALEJANDRO ROCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,665

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

CHAEWON SONG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,660

GARDEN GROVE

California