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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
RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled556

OMAK

Washington

SHANNON SIGNORINO PA C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled534

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

JOSE ROVIRA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled521

MIAMI

Florida

YAN SUAREZ MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled518

BRONX

New York

MARIA BETANCOURT

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled510

MIAMI

Florida

NEIL BRAUNSTEIN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled470

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

MAYLI RODRIGUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled468

HIALEAH

Florida

SERGIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled465

MIAMI

Florida

JEFFREY HORSTMYER M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled458

MIAMI

Florida

YOHANA CABRERA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled445

MIAMI

Florida

RAFAEL GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled438

MIAMI

Florida

JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled433

HIALEAH

Florida

YOSLAINE DIAZ M.D

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled421

WOODHAVEN

New York

CARLOS ALONSO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled420

MIAMI

Florida

CARLA FRIDMAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled416

MIAMI

Florida

MAYOBANEX TORRES-VERAS M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled416

HIALEAH

Florida

VALERIO TOYOS-OLASCOAGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled414

MIAMI

Florida

MONICA WALKER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled405

RIVIERA BEACH

Florida

MARTA BETANCOURT

Family Medicine

Claims Filled404

HIALEAH

Florida

RICARDO MARTINEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled401

MIAMI

Florida

LUIS FERNANDEZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled399

MIAMI

Florida

JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled398

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE ABAD MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled395

MIAMI

Florida

GILBERT GELFAND M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled385

DOWNEY

California

CHARINA TOSTE APN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled384

HENDERSON

Nevada