ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » FOLIC ACID

FOLIC ACID

Fa-8 (Folic Acid) is a supplement also known as folate or Vitamin B9. Folic acid is essential for making red blood cells, so it's useful in certain types of anemia. It's also necessary for fertility in both men and women. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

162K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 572 of 3362

$483K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1456 of 3362

33,506
Patients

Rank: 640 of 3362

12,348
Prescribers

Rank: 753 of 3362

More info on FOLIC ACID »

Information courtesy of

51%

of people say

it's worth it

33%

of people say

it worked well

11%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 21,659 105,918 $279K
New York 3,085 14,721 $55K
Michigan 1,769 6,806 $26.8K
Massachusetts 813 5,451 $22.5K
California 1,130 3,190 $13.1K
Virginia 442 1,846 $7,140
Pennsylvania 236 1,809 $5,324
Illinois 275 1,108 $2,346
New Jersey 265 1,099 $2,052
Texas 174 990 $3,025
Ohio 151 893 $2,653
Tennessee 161 886 $3,022
Indiana 98 638 $2,059
North Carolina 117 612 $1,864
Wisconsin 79 571 $1,639
Georgia 93 535 $1,526
Missouri 73 478 $2,148
South Carolina 91 477 $1,459
Kentucky 71 453 $1,223
Maryland 63 404 $1,142
Alabama 60 395 $1,204
Washington 58 354 $1,037
West Virginia 38 307 $813
New Hampshire 54 304 $936
Arizona 49 283 $814
Louisiana 40 257 $923
Oregon 38 244 $676
Minnesota 38 232 $721
Nebraska 31 226 $730
Mississippi 35 218 $653
Kansas 34 215 $669
Arkansas 38 207 $620
Oklahoma 32 187 $562
Connecticut 37 186 $618
Iowa 26 181 $572
Colorado 37 164 $490
Nevada 33 163 $476
Idaho 19 157 $470
Maine 15 111 $303
Rhode Island 16 110 $309
Delaware 13 101 $340
Montana 11 65 $211
North Dakota 11 63 $235
Wyoming 53 $227
South Dakota 42 $98
New Mexico 41 $176
Vermont 37 $106
Utah 27 $93
Hawaii 22 $73
District of Columbia 11 $35
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for FOLIC ACID

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALAN SILVER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

VALENCIA

California

OSCAR GUERRA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled58

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ROBERTO LLANTADA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled58

HIALEAH

Florida

MARIA SALADO PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled58

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

NELSON HERRERO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled58

MIAMI

Florida

LIN-YUH LEE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled58

BOSTON

Massachusetts

GUILLERMO LOPEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

MIAMI

Florida

GABRIEL DESCHAMPS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

CORAL GABLES

Florida

AURELIO MITJANS M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled58

HIALEAH

Florida

GEORGE CIOFFI DNP, PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled58

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE ACOSTA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled57

MIAMI

Florida

MILTON BENGOA M. D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

HOMESTEAD

Florida

JUAN ABREU MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled57

HIALEAH

Florida

LEONCIO SANCHEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled57

HIALEAH

Florida

BARBARA MUINA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

MIAMI

Florida

PEDRO ROIG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

WEST MIAMI

Florida

JUANA MARTIN MONTERO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled57

MIAMI

Florida

MIGUEL FANA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

SAINT PETERSBURG

Florida

EDUARDO GOMEZ MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled57

HIALEAH

Florida

GARNETTA ELY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled57

CANANDAIGUA

New York

RANDALL MCSHINE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

BOSTON

Massachusetts

HUGO FERNANDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled57

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

TRICIA DIFRANCO P.A.

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled57

WEST SENECA

New York

JOSE MARICHAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

MIAMI

Florida

MICHAEL GILMORE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri