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Prescriber Checkup » ESTRADIOL

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
JOAN SHEN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled228

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

BLAKE MASSEY P.A.

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled227

REDDING

California

CAROL RIDENOUR MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled225

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

DOUGLAS LAWRENCE MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled224

ROME

Georgia

JOHN HARRIS MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled222

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

MIKE CHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled221

HUEYTOWN

Alabama

RUFUS SMITH MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled217

DOTHAN

Alabama

PHILIP ABBOTT MD

Specialist

Claims Filled216

NORTH RICHLAND HILL

Texas

DAVID JEWETT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled215

HENDERSONVILLE

Tennessee

JOHN OTTS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled214

DUBLIN

Georgia

CINDY BESSON M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled214

AIKEN

South Carolina

GREGORY DAVIS M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled213

CHICO

California

JOHN HOUSE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled211

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

BYRON HOLT MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled211

HOUSTON

Texas

THOMAS WILEY MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled209

JACKSON

Mississippi

MILES HUMPHREY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled209

TWIN FALLS

Idaho

STUART SCHULTZ MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled207

LA PLACE

Louisiana

WILLIAM GRIZZARD M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled207

COLONIAL HEIGHTS

Virginia

PAMELA CARBIENER M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled206

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

JOHNNY YOUNG MD

Specialist

Claims Filled204

JACKSONVILLE

Alabama

PHILLIP MADONIA M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled203

MOBILE

Alabama

DAVID HOERNER MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled201

METAIRIE

Louisiana

KATHLEEN WEINDORFF MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled201

LONGVIEW

Texas

MAYRA LORENZO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled200

LARGO

Florida

MICHELE KISER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled200

RENO

Nevada