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FOLIC ACID

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 2013

462K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 350 of 3238

$2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1285 of 3238

97,711
Patients

Rank: 400 of 3238

51,029
Prescribers

Rank: 381 of 3238

User Reviews of FOLIC ACID »

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 24,554 135,587 $365K
New York 17,265 70,616 $356K
Ohio 6,204 27,226 $142K
New Jersey 6,749 25,705 $127K
California 4,317 20,482 $105K
Pennsylvania 3,589 17,439 $91.9K
Georgia 3,126 16,572 $71.6K
Texas 3,465 15,781 $77.2K
North Carolina 3,095 15,288 $74.4K
Michigan 2,727 10,329 $51.1K
Massachusetts 1,712 7,830 $43.7K
Illinois 1,645 7,341 $39.8K
Arizona 1,504 6,209 $34K
Minnesota 1,580 6,064 $34.9K
Louisiana 947 5,582 $21.4K
Virginia 1,152 5,142 $27.2K
Maryland 1,351 5,049 $29.8K
Indiana 975 3,998 $20.3K
Missouri 815 3,957 $20.2K
Tennessee 716 3,335 $18.3K
South Carolina 786 3,274 $16.5K
Wisconsin 663 3,000 $17.5K
Iowa 425 2,859 $10.9K
Connecticut 687 2,853 $16.1K
Washington 655 2,753 $17.4K
West Virginia 464 2,165 $12.3K
Kentucky 415 2,005 $9,238
Alabama 401 1,946 $9,092
Delaware 476 1,743 $10.9K
Hawaii 702 1,666 $8,057
New Hampshire 340 1,476 $7,913
Colorado 290 1,300 $6,563
Maine 331 1,286 $8,829
Oregon 291 1,222 $6,916
Arkansas 254 1,187 $4,723
Nevada 326 1,137 $6,056
Oklahoma 266 1,118 $5,661
Kansas 164 780 $4,184
Mississippi 143 711 $3,016
Rhode Island 131 671 $3,281
Nebraska 81 494 $2,177
Idaho 99 447 $2,482
Utah 111 409 $2,616
Vermont 88 369 $2,191
New Mexico 80 330 $1,850
District of Columbia 62 233 $1,287
North Dakota 46 219 $1,061
Montana 43 187 $857
Wyoming 31 147 $794
Alaska 35 129 $668
South Dakota 30 118 $616
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
FERNANDO ORAMAS M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled361

HIALEAH

Florida

ROBERTO SOLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled358

MIAMI

Florida

FRANCISCO MUGUERCIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled345

MIAMI

Florida

ANTONIO PINERA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled338

MIAMI

Florida

GLORIA CASAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled336

HIALEAH

Florida

LIZET VIDAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled333

MIAMI SPRINGS

Florida

MIGUEL VAZQUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled328

MIAMI

Florida

AITEZAZ AHMED M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled318

ROCHESTER

New York

CARMEN PAGAN DURAN MD

Personal Emergency Response Attendant

Claims Filled317

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ALEJANDRO ROCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled316

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

SERGIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled311

MIAMI

Florida

ELANA OBERSTEIN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled308

AVENTURA

Florida

LUIS ANDUX M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled308

MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled307

MIAMI

Florida

SUSAN ROJAS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled306

MIAMI

Florida

INGRID MIXTER -LEON M.D.

Claims Filled301

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE HABER M.D.

Public Health General Preventive Medicine

Claims Filled298

MIAMI

Florida

RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Community Health Worker

Claims Filled294

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

GUILLERMO VALENZUELA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled290

PLANTATION

Florida

DAVID STAINBROOK D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled282

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

MARTA BOGNAR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled280

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

BENIDECTO FERNANDEZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled272

HIALEAH

Florida

LOUIS PICCOLI MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled265

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

SERGIO XIQUES M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled264

MIAMI

Florida

SUSAN HOPPE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled263

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania