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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
VINCENT CHIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled283

MIAMI

Florida

VLADIMIR DIAZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled283

MIAMI

Florida

VALERIO TOYOS-OLASCOAGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled281

MIAMI

Florida

ENRIQUE VAZQUEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled281

MIAMI

Florida

JAIME PACHON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled280

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

JUAN BEREAO MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled279

MIAMI

Florida

ALEJANDRO NOVELO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled279

MIAMI

Florida

ZANDRA LOPEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled277

MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled275

MIAMI

Florida

GISELLE DEBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled273

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

LEZZIE SANCHEZ-FERNANDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled272

FRAMINGHAM

Massachusetts

MAYLI RODRIGUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled269

HIALEAH

Florida

RICARDO MARTINEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled268

MIAMI

Florida

MARIA BETANCOURT

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled268

MIAMI

Florida

RAMON MOREDA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled266

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ANTONIO GORDON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

HIALEAH

Florida

LUIS RIZO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled262

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

ANTONIO PINERA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled260

MIAMI

Florida

JUAN CAMAYD MD

General Practice

Claims Filled257

MIAMI

Florida

JUAN GARCES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled257

MIAMI

Florida

FERNANDO ORAMAS M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled252

HIALEAH

Florida

MAGDALENA PEREZ-RIVERA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled249

DORAL

Florida

FRANCISCO MUGUERCIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled248

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD MARTIN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled247

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

MIGUEL VAZQUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled242

MIAMI

Florida