ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

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 »


Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for ESTRADIOL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RICHARD OTTS M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled181

MOBILE

Alabama

SHELBA BETHEL MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled181

NORMAN

Oklahoma

GARY STREBEL MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled180

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JAMES HOLZHAUER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled179

COLUMBUS

Mississippi

DOUGLAS SHEETS M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled179

RUTHERFORDTON

North Carolina

FRED INGRAM M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled178

JACKSON

Mississippi

JAMES BELYEU M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled177

ALABASTER

Alabama

JOHN KUCHARCZUK M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled176

NORTHAMPTON

Pennsylvania

CHARLES SMITH D.O.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled174

PLAINVIEW

Texas

JOEL FLYNT M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled174

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

SHAWN HALL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled174

GONZALES

Louisiana

CRAIG ANDERSON M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled173

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

ROBIN PENDLETON M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled172

RUTHERFORDTON

North Carolina

VICTORIA ARLAUSKAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled170

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

EDITH HICKEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled169

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

DAVID PATICK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled169

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

MARTHA GONZALEZ M.D., M.P.H

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled168

VENTURA

California

DONALD JONES M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled168

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

THOMAS STAVOY M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled167

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

LARRY PYLE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled166

REDDING

California

ROBERT SCHUSTER MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled166

FOND DU LAC

Wisconsin

ANDRE' PINAC M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled165

OPELOUSAS

Louisiana

SHELLEY GRIFFITH MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled164

ATHENS

Tennessee

AMY SIMPSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled164

TYLER

Texas

HUGO RIBOT M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled164

CARTERSVILLE

Georgia