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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
GEORGE BALL MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled200

JACKSON

Mississippi

KURT BUDELMANN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled199

CLINTON

South Carolina

DOUGLAS SMITH M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled198

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

SUSAN BUTLER-SUMNER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled198

CAVE SPRING

Georgia

MICHAEL SCHEXNAYDER MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled195

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

JAMES CHANEY MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled195

AMORY

Mississippi

WILLIAM SUMMERS M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled195

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

GEORGE WILLIAMS M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled194

AUGUSTA

Georgia

JOSEPH HERREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled194

ROME

Georgia

HENRY TOMLIN M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled191

PETERSBURG

Virginia

CAROL SHULER M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled191

SENECA

South Carolina

SUZANNE KOVACS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled191

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

KEITH HEWITT MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled190

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

DAN CHICHESTER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled189

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

JOAN BERGSTROM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled186

ARLINGTON

Texas

FLOYD ELLISON M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled186

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

MICHAEL JORDAN MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled186

WALNUT CREEK

California

ANTHONY MESSINA M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled185

TAMPA

Florida

SHAWN KLEINPETER MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled184

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

HENRY HESS M.D., PH.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled183

ROCHESTER

New York

WILLIAM BELK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled182

PENSACOLA

Florida

KENNETH WEAVER MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled182

JONESBOROUGH

Tennessee

RAY GRECO D.O.

Gynecology

Claims Filled182

COVINGTON

Georgia

ERIKA BLANTON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled182

RICHMOND

Virginia

GUY HENRY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled182

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas