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FOLIC ACID

Fa-8 (Folic Acid) is a supplement also known as folate or Vitamin B9. Folic acid is essential for making red blood cells, so it's useful in certain types of anemia. It's also necessary for fertility in both men and women. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

162K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 572 of 3362

$483K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1456 of 3362

33,506
Patients

Rank: 640 of 3362

12,348
Prescribers

Rank: 753 of 3362

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51%

of people say

it's worth it

33%

of people say

it worked well

11%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 21,659 105,918 $279K
New York 3,085 14,721 $55K
Michigan 1,769 6,806 $26.8K
Massachusetts 813 5,451 $22.5K
California 1,130 3,190 $13.1K
Virginia 442 1,846 $7,140
Pennsylvania 236 1,809 $5,324
Illinois 275 1,108 $2,346
New Jersey 265 1,099 $2,052
Texas 174 990 $3,025
Ohio 151 893 $2,653
Tennessee 161 886 $3,022
Indiana 98 638 $2,059
North Carolina 117 612 $1,864
Wisconsin 79 571 $1,639
Georgia 93 535 $1,526
Missouri 73 478 $2,148
South Carolina 91 477 $1,459
Kentucky 71 453 $1,223
Maryland 63 404 $1,142
Alabama 60 395 $1,204
Washington 58 354 $1,037
West Virginia 38 307 $813
New Hampshire 54 304 $936
Arizona 49 283 $814
Louisiana 40 257 $923
Oregon 38 244 $676
Minnesota 38 232 $721
Nebraska 31 226 $730
Mississippi 35 218 $653
Kansas 34 215 $669
Arkansas 38 207 $620
Oklahoma 32 187 $562
Connecticut 37 186 $618
Iowa 26 181 $572
Colorado 37 164 $490
Nevada 33 163 $476
Idaho 19 157 $470
Maine 15 111 $303
Rhode Island 16 110 $309
Delaware 13 101 $340
Montana 11 65 $211
North Dakota 11 63 $235
Wyoming 53 $227
South Dakota 42 $98
New Mexico 41 $176
Vermont 37 $106
Utah 27 $93
Hawaii 22 $73
District of Columbia 11 $35
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 FOLIC ACID

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LISA BROCKMAN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LYNWOOD

California

DAURIS FIGUERAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

STEPHEN SILVERSTEIN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

HOSSAM ELZAWAWY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

WESTON

Florida

RAFAEL PALMEROLA MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

REUVEN BROMBERG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

ARMANDO PINEDA-VELEZ M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN BATISTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPRING HILL

Florida

EDUARDO REYES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HIALEAH

Florida

JENNIFER GILLIS N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

MARYAM FARAZMAND M.D

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

HUNTINGTON PARK

California

LILLIAM AYALA GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

PLANTATION

Florida

BARBARA SMITH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

MARGATE

Florida

GUILLERMO BLANCO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled51

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

JUAN OTERO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

MIAMI

Florida

ANIA FERNANDEZ-MAITIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

MIAMI

Florida

PATRICK KAVANAGH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

PAUL SWEENEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

HALLANDALE BEACH

Florida

NESTOR GUATY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

MIAMI

Florida

BERTHA OLAZABAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

HIALEAH

Florida

EDGAR MARTORELL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

ORLANDO

Florida

HANDRE HURWIT M.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled51

AVENTURA

Florida

AGUSTIN ALFONSO M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled51

MIAMI

Florida

EFRAIN TORRES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled52

NEW BEDFORD

Massachusetts

REJANE GUERRIER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

NORTH MIAMI

Florida