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ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decreases with menopause or removal of the ovaries. Also prevents osteoporosis and treats advanced prostate or advanced breast cancer in certain men and women. This medicine is an estrogen, which is a female hormone. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.03M
Medicare Part D Claims
$22.6M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 191,312 $3.31M
Texas 97,282 $1.42M
Florida 87,242 $1.5M
Tennessee 71,422 $910K
Georgia 58,583 $842K
North Carolina 56,208 $822K
Washington 52,105 $721K
Oregon 44,796 $567K
Arizona 44,511 $653K
Alabama 41,656 $527K
Missouri 41,026 $523K
Ohio 40,782 $775K
Louisiana 36,357 $469K
Arkansas 36,202 $381K
Kentucky 34,515 $495K
Colorado 33,738 $544K
Oklahoma 33,374 $465K
South Carolina 31,045 $426K
Mississippi 30,310 $337K
Indiana 29,411 $467K
Michigan 28,612 $554K
New York 25,681 $585K
Illinois 25,626 $483K
Virginia 24,089 $427K
Kansas 23,228 $356K
Pennsylvania 22,697 $545K
Minnesota 18,418 $361K
Wisconsin 17,859 $328K
Nevada 15,923 $244K
Utah 15,917 $244K
Idaho 15,363 $246K
Massachusetts 11,267 $247K
Iowa 10,778 $174K
West Virginia 9,293 $160K
Nebraska 9,261 $137K
New Mexico 8,754 $138K
Connecticut 6,842 $157K
Maryland 6,635 $164K
Montana 6,219 $104K
New Jersey 5,758 $177K
Maine 4,761 $85.8K
New Hampshire 3,811 $71.5K
South Dakota 3,688 $67.9K
Hawaii 3,408 $57.3K
Wyoming 2,998 $60.4K
Puerto Rico 2,752 $74.2K
Rhode Island 2,313 $36.8K
North Dakota 1,867 $47.6K
Vermont 1,563 $26.3K
Alaska 1,539 $21.8K
Delaware 1,297 $35K
District of Columbia 663 $13.1K
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 ESTRADIOL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ELMER VAN DYKE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled446

SEDALIA

Missouri

JOHN BUDZINSKI MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled419

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

RICHARD EDDY MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled372

MEDFORD

Oregon

STEPHEN SHIRLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled344

NEW ALBANY

Mississippi

JOHN GORDON MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled341

RICHMOND

Kentucky

CHRISTOPHER ROBERTS M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled336

GALENA

Kansas

JOHN ROZIER M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled330

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

STEVEN SEBREE M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled318

SALINA

Kansas

THOMAS LOOBY M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled313

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

JOSEPH BROYLES MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled309

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

JAMES ROBERTS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled283

BROOKHAVEN

Mississippi

SAMUEL HALL MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled254

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

WILLIAM NEAL M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled254

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

GINA ARABITG MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled248

VENICE

Florida

KEVIN PHILLIPS MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled248

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

MARK WASSERMAN MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled247

GRANITE CITY

Illinois

DAVID HARROM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled246

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

GREGORY CHILDREY M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled243

COLUMBUS

Mississippi

JAMES GUILER MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled241

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

RUDOLPH MINTZ MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled237

KINSTON

North Carolina

ORMAN SIMMONS M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled236

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

CARRIE CARDA MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled235

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

JOHN PATTY D.O.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled235

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled233

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

WILLIAM JAMES MD

Obstetrics

Claims Filled231

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina