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ESTRING

ESTRADIOL

Estring (Estradiol Vaginal Ring) is a vaginal ring that replaces estrogen hormones in your vagina that your body loses during menopause. Estrogen helps rebuild and maintain vaginal tissue, relieving symptoms of vaginal dryness, soreness, irritation, and painful sex. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

70.7K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 742 of 3362

$16.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 695 of 3362

27,348
Patients

Rank: 681 of 3362

15,234
Prescribers

Rank: 701 of 3362

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62%

of people say

it's worth it

40%

of people say

it worked well

18%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

51.4K

2011

57K

2012

66.1K

2013

70.7K

2014

72.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$9.68M

2011

$11.7M

2012

$14.3M

2013

$16.8M

2014

$19.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$260

2011

$266

2012

$273

2013

$290

2014

$279

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 7,597 20,127 $5.09M
New York 2,143 5,420 $1.25M
Pennsylvania 1,513 3,752 $865K
Massachusetts 1,407 3,721 $870K
Washington 1,208 3,024 $703K
Colorado 1,061 2,759 $663K
Florida 1,051 2,535 $583K
Oregon 876 2,202 $533K
Texas 861 2,136 $490K
Wisconsin 730 1,994 $462K
Michigan 729 1,834 $421K
New Jersey 661 1,768 $402K
Connecticut 615 1,551 $363K
Ohio 619 1,545 $357K
North Carolina 576 1,435 $334K
Illinois 589 1,426 $331K
Georgia 408 979 $228K
Virginia 377 941 $218K
Minnesota 359 925 $217K
Maryland 327 793 $183K
Tennessee 313 786 $184K
Arizona 335 779 $183K
Indiana 288 733 $168K
Missouri 214 546 $126K
New Mexico 205 518 $120K
New Hampshire 202 512 $118K
Kentucky 209 496 $114K
South Carolina 209 494 $114K
Vermont 175 463 $106K
Maine 182 453 $104K
Kansas 138 322 $73.9K
Montana 128 316 $73.2K
Louisiana 134 311 $72K
Alabama 123 284 $66.3K
Oklahoma 119 255 $59.7K
Nevada 106 251 $58.1K
Hawaii 105 246 $58.8K
Idaho 87 229 $52.7K
Iowa 93 222 $51.4K
District of Columbia 80 211 $49.7K
Utah 75 157 $37.1K
Nebraska 68 150 $34.7K
Rhode Island 60 148 $34K
South Dakota 54 147 $34.2K
Delaware 52 137 $31.3K
West Virginia 62 137 $31.6K
Alaska 57 125 $29.2K
Arkansas 48 121 $28.1K
Mississippi 37 79 $18.6K
Wyoming 22 64 $14.4K
North Dakota 15 38 $8,958
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for ESTRING

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KAREN SIMPSON MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled191

PLEASANTON

California

LYNN HALL ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled142

SAN DIEGO

California

JENNIFER LEE MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled124

SACRAMENTO

California

SUSAN SCHLEY MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled103

WALNUT CREEK

California

JAMIE LOWE MD

Urology

Claims Filled103

GLENWOOD SPRINGS

Colorado

RISA KAGAN M.D,

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled102

BERKELEY

California

SANDRA LINDHOLM-NORMAN NP

Nurse Practitioner, Womens Health

Claims Filled96

WALNUT CREEK

California

JASMINE TAN-KIM M.D., M.A.S.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled94

SAN DIEGO

California

ROBIN PHILLIPS MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled89

NEW YORK

New York

ANN EASTMAN MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled86

OAKLAND

California

KATRINA LELLI RPAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled85

ROCHESTER

New York

CAROL KURZ MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled82

WOODLAND HILLS

California

SHERRY THOMAS MD MPH

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled80

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

PATRICK CULLIGAN MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled80

MORRISTOWN

New Jersey

AUGUST SCHWENK M.D

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled75

BELFAST

Maine

FREIDA HARARY CNM

Advanced Practice Midwife

Claims Filled73

WOODLAND HILLS

California

ANN STEINER MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled72

RADNOR

Pennsylvania

EILEEN ENGLE MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled72

WARRINGTON

Pennsylvania

RITA MELKONIAN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled66

CORTE MADERA

California

CHRISTINE DOAN PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled65

SAN DIEGO

California

MARJA SPROCK M.D.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled65

ROCKLEDGE

Florida

KEISHA DYER M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled63

LA JOLLA

California

SHAWN MENEFEE MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled62

SAN DIEGO

California

REBECCA MARGULIES MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled62

OAKLAND

California

JOAN BERMAN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled61

NEW YORK

New York