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
ARKADY STERN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled466

LOS ANGELES

California

CHIAYU CHEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled462

RIVERSIDE

California

ROBERTO BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled461

NARANJA

Florida

KLAUDIYA RUVINSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled461

BROOKLYN

New York

DAVID BLUMENTHAL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled461

NEW YORK

New York

JAVIER SAENZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled457

LA JOYA

Texas

ERIC JANIS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled457

SMITHFIELD

North Carolina

ASHLEY RIVERS MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled457

ROSWELL

New Mexico

DHARMESH PATEL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled453

SOUTHAVEN

Mississippi

GALINA MAKOVOZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled450

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

PHILIP NICOL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled450

MURRELLS INLET

South Carolina

IRAIDA RUIZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled450

FLORIDA

Puerto Rico

AHSEN BUTT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled449

SOUTH WILLIAMSON

Kentucky

YOUSIF MANSOUR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled447

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

WAN YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled444

MONTEREY PARK

California

FREDERICK SIMONIE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled442

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

JOSE GARCIA MATEO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled441

PONCE

Puerto Rico

DANIEL TARDIF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled441

MANCHESTER

Connecticut

JAMES BARNETT MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled441

MIDLAND

Texas

TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled438

MARYVILLE

Illinois

MITCHELL JACOBSON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled437

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

KENNETH BESCAK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled433

COTTONWOOD

Arizona

MICHAEL ZELMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled432

SANTA MONICA

California

PETER AULT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled431

HOPEWELL

Virginia

NGOC AN PHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled428

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania