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Prescriber Checkup » FOLIC ACID

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
CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,389

MIAMI

Florida

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,803

MIAMI

Florida

EFRAIN MARTINEZ M.D.

Claims Filled1,396

MIAMI

Florida

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,076

MIAMI

Florida

AUXI PEACHEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,018

MIAMI

Florida

LEANDRO OTERO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled983

MIAMI

Florida

SAMUEL NODAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled964

MIAMI

Florida

MARIA FERNANDEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled906

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE CARDENAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled882

HIALEAH

Florida

ELENA PERNASWAECHTER

Family Medicine

Claims Filled860

MIAMI

Florida

ALBERTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled847

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled815

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

ANGEL VIDAL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled758

MIAMI

Florida

ARTURO SUAREZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled744

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSE GONZALEZ

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled713

HOBOKEN

New Jersey

ELIZABETH MARTINEZ M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled706

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled700

MIAMI

Florida

MARY JO VILLAR D.O.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled690

HIALEAH

Florida

MARIO SIERVO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled674

MIAMI

Florida

OSMANY RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled660

MIAMI

Florida

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled632

HIALEAH

Florida

INGRID MIXTER -LEON M.D.

Claims Filled617

MIAMI

Florida

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled601

HIALEAH

Florida

GIGLIOLA ARNEJO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled596

HIALEAH

Florida

DIANIK MARTINEZ M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled565

RICHMOND HILL

New York