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FOLIC ACID

Treats certain types of anemia (not enough red blood cells). Is also given as a supplement to women who are pregnant or planning on getting pregnant. Folic acid is a B vitamin. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

161K
Medicare Part D Claims
$1.31M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 88,707 $227K
Puerto Rico 49,757 $189K
California 35,623 $168K
New York 29,688 $122K
Ohio 24,219 $120K
Georgia 13,483 $52K
Kentucky 8,720 $45K
Pennsylvania 8,070 $37.1K
Nevada 7,332 $41.6K
Massachusetts 5,859 $24.3K
West Virginia 5,763 $20.5K
Minnesota 5,246 $25.1K
Arizona 5,241 $22.3K
Louisiana 5,085 $14.3K
Hawaii 4,540 $19.8K
Michigan 4,208 $22K
New Jersey 3,469 $18.1K
Maryland 2,775 $12.3K
Missouri 2,659 $11.8K
Texas 2,453 $11.7K
North Carolina 2,388 $9,486
Wisconsin 2,236 $11.3K
Virginia 2,178 $8,953
Washington 1,776 $10.3K
Tennessee 1,714 $8,268
South Carolina 1,633 $6,976
Illinois 1,621 $6,603
Indiana 1,243 $4,759
Kansas 1,141 $5,000
Maine 896 $4,921
Colorado 872 $4,057
Connecticut 831 $3,850
Oregon 721 $3,144
New Hampshire 628 $2,390
Alabama 615 $2,614
Mississippi 498 $1,691
Idaho 384 $1,799
Oklahoma 356 $1,521
Iowa 351 $1,313
Nebraska 304 $994
Rhode Island 299 $1,223
Arkansas 250 $1,141
Utah 243 $1,190
Delaware 241 $1,144
New Mexico 199 $939
South Dakota 106 $408
Vermont 94 $467
Montana 65 $264
Wyoming 54 $216
North Dakota 52 $235
District of Columbia 42 $174
Alaska 11 $56
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths 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
ALI RAHIMI MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAVANNAH

Georgia

ANIL PAUL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MANSFIELD

Ohio

TINEVIMBO JARAVAZA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

MAYRA DELGADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI GARDENS

Florida

HANA BADREDDINE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

OXFORD

Ohio

BERTHA OLAZABAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HIALEAH

Florida

BRIAN OCONNOR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

PASADENA

California

ALANDE BREZAULT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

LUIS ESPINOZA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

CATHERINE ROBERTS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MILLEDGEVILLE

Georgia

SCOTT GLICKSTEIN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

ST LOUIS PARK

Minnesota

JOSEPH THOMAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

VALDOSTA

Georgia

EUGENE GRADY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

DICKSON CITY

Pennsylvania

ORLANDO GARCIA DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HIALEAH

Florida

MOHAMMED ABUBAKER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

MARIETTA

Georgia

RICHARD BRACKETT MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

JEFFREY WILSON D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

EDINA

Minnesota

HARITHA NARLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

NORFOLK

Virginia

ARUNA AREKAPUDI MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

FRANKFORT

Kentucky

GUILLERMO LOPEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

JUAN COQUELET DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

FORT PIERCE

Florida

LORENZO NEGRET M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

MIAMI

Florida

DMITRIY KOSYAGIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

NAZIH ZEIN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

LAKEWOOD

Ohio

GORDON FUNG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

NEW HARTFORD

New York