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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

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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 »

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Top prescribers for FOLIC ACID

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled366

HIALEAH

Florida

ALEJANDRO ROCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled366

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled363

MIAMI

Florida

BENIDECTO FERNANDEZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled362

HIALEAH

Florida

VALERIO TOYOS-OLASCOAGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled361

MIAMI

Florida

EMILIO CASTANEDA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled348

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

MARIA BETANCOURT

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled343

MIAMI

Florida

SONIA LOSA-LAMAZARES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled336

HIALEAH

Florida

JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Clinic/Center

Claims Filled335

MIAMI

Florida

ELANA OBERSTEIN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled322

AVENTURA

Florida

MARTA BETANCOURT

Family Medicine

Claims Filled309

HIALEAH

Florida

YUNEISY DELGADO RODRIGUES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled306

MIAMI

Florida

INES BRACERAS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled306

MIAMI

Florida

CARLA FRIDMAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled305

MIAMI

Florida

MAYLI RODRIGUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled304

HIALEAH

Florida

OSMANY RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled304

DORAL

Florida

ORLANDO RIVERO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled303

MIAMI

Florida

SALOMON MITRANI-SEVY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled298

MIAMI

Florida

VINCENT CHIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled297

MIAMI

Florida

MAYOBANEX TORRES-VERAS M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled291

HIALEAH

Florida

FRANCISCO MUGUERCIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled291

MIAMI

Florida

MIGUEL VAZQUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled289

MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled287

MIAMI

Florida

ZANDRA LOPEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled287

MIAMI

Florida

FERNANDO ORAMAS M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled286

HIALEAH

Florida