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WELCHOL

COLESEVELAM HCL

Welchol (colesevelam) is a bile acid sequestrant that reduces the amount of cholesterol your body absorbs from food. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

522K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 332 of 3393

$318M
Retail Cost

Rank: 104 of 3393

121,584
Patients

Rank: 380 of 3393

64,984
Prescribers

Rank: 350 of 3393

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

619K

2012

740K

2013

724K

2014

621K

2015

522K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$164M

2012

$248M

2013

$308M

2014

$335M

2015

$318M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$1,065

2012

$1,363

2013

$1,774

2014

$2,253

2015

$2,616

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 9,030 41,726 $27.6M
New York 9,032 40,588 $29.5M
Florida 9,950 35,753 $21.4M
Texas 9,008 34,453 $21.5M
Pennsylvania 6,521 30,250 $18.1M
Georgia 7,156 30,053 $14.7M
New Jersey 5,139 20,942 $15.4M
North Carolina 4,536 20,014 $12.2M
Tennessee 4,689 18,977 $10.3M
Ohio 4,264 18,806 $11.8M
South Carolina 4,061 16,362 $8.86M
Indiana 3,651 15,716 $9M
Kentucky 3,152 14,081 $7.35M
Louisiana 3,060 13,927 $6.35M
Illinois 3,187 13,481 $9.14M
Michigan 3,533 12,997 $10.5M
Alabama 3,420 12,947 $6.49M
Virginia 2,910 12,205 $7.66M
Missouri 2,502 12,077 $6.45M
Mississippi 2,150 9,479 $4.12M
Maryland 2,008 7,480 $6.06M
Connecticut 1,456 6,433 $4.72M
West Virginia 1,337 6,132 $3.61M
Nebraska 1,031 5,910 $2.42M
Wisconsin 1,260 5,742 $3.8M
Arkansas 1,218 5,687 $2.81M
Iowa 1,055 5,635 $2.72M
Oklahoma 1,342 5,441 $2.92M
Kansas 985 4,523 $2.28M
Massachusetts 1,035 4,445 $3.01M
Arizona 1,203 4,360 $3.1M
Washington 915 3,685 $2.21M
Colorado 910 3,548 $2.17M
Hawaii 700 3,097 $2.54M
Utah 655 2,688 $1.41M
Nevada 694 2,437 $1.66M
Oregon 514 2,375 $1.41M
Minnesota 580 2,365 $1.61M
Rhode Island 411 2,238 $1.05M
South Dakota 371 1,934 $1.05M
Idaho 393 1,674 $878K
New Mexico 418 1,581 $1.1M
Delaware 453 1,513 $1.36M
New Hampshire 301 1,306 $888K
North Dakota 221 1,104 $647K
Maine 226 961 $636K
Montana 155 734 $443K
District of Columbia 121 431 $347K
Vermont 83 379 $302K
Wyoming 89 312 $203K
Alaska 15 58 $40.3K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 WELCHOL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled435

NEW YORK

New York

NEHME GABRIEL M.D

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled370

LEESBURG

Florida

JAMES TRAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled315

WESTMINSTER

California

LEONARD LEICHUS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled243

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

HIEU N TRAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled238

WESTMINSTER

California

HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled229

ALHAMBRA

California

ANTONIO NORIEGA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled228

CRESTWOOD

Illinois

IBRAHIM OUDEH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled227

DUNN

North Carolina

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled216

SAN GABRIEL

California

MICHAEL DAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled214

GARDEN GROVE

California

FRED TANABE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled214

AIEA

Hawaii

ROBERTO BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled204

NARANJA

Florida

SAJJAD HUSSAIN MEDICAL DOCTOR

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled185

MANAHAWKIN

New Jersey

HONGSHENG WEI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

ARCADIA

California

LEWIS MEYERSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled178

TROY

Missouri

XIAORONG HE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled177

ELMHURST

New York

GEORGE VILLANUEVA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled176

PERRIS

California

RICHARD KHALIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled175

BRONX

New York

ZHEHUA XU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled175

MONTEREY PARK

California

ILYA BURSHTEYN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled174

YONKERS

New York

VLADIMIR GELFAND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled174

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

RICHARD JOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled174

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS

New Jersey

BRUCE TRIPPE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled172

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

WUHUA JING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled170

NEW YORK

New York

DANIEL DOMJAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled169

SIKESTON

Missouri