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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
BETH BRAVER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

AVENTURA

Florida

ALAN ALBERTS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled64

TAMARAC

Florida

MICHAEL WEITZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled64

MIAMI

Florida

VIRGILIO SANCHEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

MIAMI

Florida

KYI SAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

DOWNEY

California

LOURDES CORDOVES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

HIALEAH

Florida

JULIAN GUIA-GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

HIALEAH

Florida

DEBRA BERG MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled63

BRONX

New York

JAMES BIRMINGHAM MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled63

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled62

SAN GABRIEL

California

BARRY WATERS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled62

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

NELSON HERRERO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled62

MIAMI

Florida

ABDUL LODHI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled61

SAINT CLOUD

Florida

SYED ABID MD

Specialist

Claims Filled61

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

ALEJANDRO CORDERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled61

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERTO URQUIZA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled61

MIAMI LAKES

Florida

GILBERTO PEREZ

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled61

MIAMI

Florida

ALFREDO DALLY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled61

MIAMI

Florida

FRANCISCO PONS MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled61

MIAMI

Florida

ROSANNA BUIGAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled61

MIAMI

Florida

MADIGSON SORIA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled60

MIAMI

Florida

SANTIAGO DE SOLO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled60

MIAMI

Florida

SAMUEL GOOLDY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

NEW HARTFORD

New York

JORGE KONOPKA M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled60

MIRAMAR

Florida

SHIV AGGARWAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida