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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
MADELAINE FELDMAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled244

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

LUIS PADRON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled238

MIAMI

Florida

VINCENT CHIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled235

MIAMI

Florida

ALEJANDRO ROCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled234

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled233

MIAMI

Florida

LOUIS PICCOLI MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled230

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

AITEZAZ AHMED M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled229

ROCHESTER

New York

ENID MILLAND M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled225

MIAMI

Florida

FARHEEN RASOOL M.D

Rheumatology

Claims Filled223

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

GURPREET BRAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled222

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

LEDA ALMODOVAR-ALZUGAR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled215

MARGATE

Florida

DENNY NAKAYAMA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled211

HONOLULU

Hawaii

MARIELISA SEDRISH MD, FACR

Specialist

Claims Filled208

SLIDELL

Louisiana

KATHY LYNN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled203

MACON

Georgia

PADMA VELLANKI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled200

WOOSTER

Ohio

ANDRE BABAJANIANS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled199

RIVERSIDE

California

JEFFREY NEAL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled198

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

LUIS RANGEL MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled194

HIALEAH

Florida

MARIO ALMEIDA SUAREZ MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled192

CORAL GABLES

Florida

CHARLES PERL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled190

PORT ST LUCIE

Florida

MARIA SUSAN BUHAY-MAGLUNOG M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled187

WEST COVINA

California

WILLIAM DENNISON MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled187

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

PETER CHOY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled184

MIAMI

Florida

REGINALD SANDERS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled182

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

JAFFAR TREMAZI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled180

POMONA

California