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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
VICENTE GARCIA-ALVAREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled383

MIAMI

Florida

KEN ARAKAWA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled379

HONOLULU

Hawaii

LAZARO CALVINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled368

HIALEAH

Florida

RAMON GOMEZ-PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled366

MIAMI

Florida

GLORIA CASAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled366

HIALEAH

Florida

NICOLE GALLEGO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled365

MARGATE

Florida

SHIRLEY ZELIKOVSKY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled359

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

JESUS MENENDEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled352

MIAMI

Florida

SAMUEL SPIL MD

Claims Filled352

MIAMI

Florida

JUAN GARCES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled336

MIAMI

Florida

INES BRACERAS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled322

CORAL GABLES

Florida

FRANCISCO MUGUERCIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled319

MIAMI

Florida

CONRADO BERMUDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled316

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE GAGLIARDI MD

Claims Filled316

MIAMI

Florida

ROSENDO VALDES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled314

MIAMI

Florida

JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Clinic/Center

Claims Filled312

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD KING DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled304

HENDERSON

Nevada

LUIS FELIPE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled295

MIAMI

Florida

FERNANDO ORAMAS M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled288

MIAMI

Florida

SAMY METYAS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled267

COVINA

California

SHAHEEN PIRANI MD

General Practice

Claims Filled262

FORT PIERCE

Florida

ANTONIO PINERA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled258

MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled250

MIAMI

Florida

JULIAN ESPIRITU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled246

SOUTH CHARLESTON

West Virginia

RAMON CARRILLO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled245

CORAL GABLES

Florida