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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
RAFAEL GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,164

MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,695

MIAMI

Florida

FEDERICO LABRADOR P.A

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled1,622

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

JORGE VENEREO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,523

MIAMI

Florida

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,201

MIAMI

Florida

LEANDRO OTERO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,038

MIAMI

Florida

MAYRA ACOSTA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled945

MIAMI

Florida

ANGEL VIDAL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled914

MIAMI

Florida

MARY JO VILLAR D.O.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled898

HIALEAH

Florida

JEFFREY HORSTMYER M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled868

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE GARCIA-ARTEAGA P.A., BSN, RN.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled831

MIAMI

Florida

MIGUEL SANCHEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled809

MIAMI

Florida

RAFAEL JUNCO M.D.

Community Health Worker

Claims Filled799

MIAMI

Florida

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled799

MIAMI

Florida

NEREIDA SUAREZ ARNP, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled779

MIAMI

Florida

SAMUEL NODAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled698

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE DIEPPA M.D.

Medical Genetics, PhD Medical Genetics

Claims Filled657

MIAMI

Florida

MIGUEL CRUZ MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled656

HIALEAH

Florida

EDUARDO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled639

MIAMI

Florida

VANDELY PEREZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled633

HIALEAH

Florida

LIZET VIDAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled632

MIAMI SPRINGS

Florida

ADELAIDA SANTOS

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled596

MIAMI

Florida

AZAREL ABINADER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled595

MIAMI

Florida

LUIS RANGEL MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled520

HIALEAH

Florida

DANIEL BASULTO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled518

HIALEAH

Florida