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FOLIC ACID

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

153K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 585 of 3395

$456K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1957 of 3395

33,736
Patients

Rank: 627 of 3395

9,168
Prescribers

Rank: 842 of 3395

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50%

of people say

it's worth it

32%

of people say

it worked well

11%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

335K

2011

352K

2012

462K

2013

162K

2014

153K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.3M

2011

$1.38M

2012

$1.98M

2013

$483K

2014

$456K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$12

2011

$14

2012

$15

2013

$5

2014

$5

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 25,833 117,541 $323K
New York 2,896 13,172 $45.8K
California 1,775 7,564 $28.7K
Michigan 1,808 6,716 $35.2K
Massachusetts 231 1,479 $5,149
Pennsylvania 94 694 $1,943
Illinois 207 498 $581
New Jersey 153 494 $517
South Carolina 46 199 $583
Nevada 36 147 $466
Ohio 47 128 $326
Alabama 49 101 $122
Georgia 26 91 $250
Texas 36 90 $376
Washington 24 80 $273
Wisconsin 20 69 $383
Maryland 16 64 $214
Virginia 14 58 $174
Tennessee 19 47 $173
Colorado 11 37 $95
North Carolina 14 29 $97
Arkansas 27 $81
Indiana 26 $83
Louisiana 21 $56
Connecticut 17 $51
Maine 16 $72
Missouri 11 $24
Vermont 11 $38
Minnesota 11 $44
Rhode Island 11 $25
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 FOLIC ACID

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARIA FERNANDEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled502

MIAMI

Florida

RAMON CARRILLO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled494

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JULIAN ARANA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled487

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JUAN FERNANDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled483

MIAMI

Florida

ORLANDO RIVERO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled475

MIAMI

Florida

MANUEL SANCHEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled461

HIALEAH

Florida

BENIDECTO FERNANDEZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled454

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSE GONZALEZ

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled450

HOBOKEN

New Jersey

AUXI PEACHEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled445

OCALA

Florida

GIGLIOLA ARNEJO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled444

HIALEAH

Florida

YAN SUAREZ MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled444

BRONX

New York

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled443

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

CARLOS ALONSO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled431

MIAMI

Florida

CONRADO BERMUDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled429

MIAMI

Florida

JESUS MENENDEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled414

MIAMI

Florida

ELIZABETH MARTINEZ M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled412

MIAMI

Florida

JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled406

MIAMI

Florida

NAIRYS SOMOZA M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled390

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JUSTO VILLANUEVA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled388

HIALEAH

Florida

ONELIO RIERA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled384

HIALEAH

Florida

YOSLAINE DIAZ M.D

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled377

WOODHAVEN

New York

ALEJANDRO ROCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled374

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled356

HIALEAH

Florida

MADELINE CASTRO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled350

MIAMI

Florida

JACQUELINE DIAZ M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled345

MIAMI

Florida