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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
AZAREL ABINADER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled179

MIAMI

Florida

OTTO LLERENA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled179

CORAL GABLES

Florida

FELIPE DEL VALLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled178

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT SCHRIBER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled177

DAYTON

Ohio

MIGUEL VAZQUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled175

MIAMI

Florida

CIRILO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled172

MIAMI

Florida

MARTA BOGNAR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled170

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

JUSTO VILLANUEVA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled165

HIALEAH

Florida

SERGIO XIQUES M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled162

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE BARBEITO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled162

HIALEAH

Florida

PATRICIA LEON MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled161

MIAMI

Florida

TONY MOMENI D.O

Family Medicine

Claims Filled160

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

MANUEL VILLAVERDE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled160

MIAMI

Florida

FERNANDO CHEDEBEAU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled159

EL PASO

Texas

RAMON BERENGUER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled159

HOMESTEAD

Florida

DANIEL FRANK M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled158

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

MARIA CORTINAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

MIAMI

Florida

PATRICK TICMAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ROBERT VAWTER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled155

WHEELING

West Virginia

MARIA FERNANDEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled154

MIAMI

Florida

ANIANO CABRERA GARCIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled154

MIAMI

Florida

IDAYLIS MORONO-PONCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled153

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERTO ECHARRI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

MIAMI

Florida

ELANA OBERSTEIN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled146

AVENTURA

Florida

ALEXANDER BROWN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled146

LEXINGTON

Kentucky