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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
JOHN STEWART M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled59

ALHAMBRA

California

ELIAS HALPERT MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled59

TAMARAC

Florida

ALAN FISHMAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled59

ATLANTA

Georgia

A MINGLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

EDUARDO VIERA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

MIAMI

Florida

BETH ABRAHAM HEALTH SERVICES

Managed Care Organizations, Exclusive Provider Organization

Claims Filled58

BRONX

New York

JOHN MORLEY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled58

SAVANNAH

Georgia

TERESA PALMER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled58

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JOSE TORRES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

MAYRA OBERTO-MEDINA DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled58

COON RAPIDS

Minnesota

JOEL GOLDEN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled58

BELLFLOWER

California

STEPHEN FARBER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled58

TOLEDO

Ohio

JACQUELINE WONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

ALHAMBRA

California

JAMES WALLACE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled58

LONG BEACH

California

RICHARD FIELD MD

Specialist

Claims Filled58

AUGUSTA

Georgia

BETH YEDWAB OLIVER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

CLERMONT

Florida

KAREN MCLEOD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

BROOKLYN

New York

EDUARDO ACLE M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled58

CORAL GABLES

Florida

WALTER ANG M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

LANCASTER

California

LINDA GRAY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled57

COLUMBUS

Ohio

FERNANDO DEARMENDI M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled57

MIAMI

Florida

REHANA BAQAI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled57

CORONA

California

MARIETTA MIRALLES-BOUZA MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled57

HIALEAH

Florida

VICTORIA TORRALBA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled57

CRYSTAL RIVER

Florida

JAMES PEDULLA M.D.

Claims Filled57

EAST BOSTON

Massachusetts