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VITAMIN D2

ERGOCALCIFEROL (VITAMIN D2)

Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol) is a form of Vitamin D. It raises Vitamin D levels in your blood. This in turn raises calcium levels in your blood by helping you absorb more calcium from food in your intestine. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

162K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 570 of 3362

$654K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1406 of 3362

48,485
Patients

Rank: 541 of 3362

12,489
Prescribers

Rank: 749 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

304K

2011

348K

2012

533K

2013

162K

2014

181K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.27M

2011

$2.47M

2012

$3.52M

2013

$654K

2014

$644K

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$16

2011

$16

2012

$15

2013

$5

2014

$6

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 28,817 94,811 $268K
New York 6,753 23,032 $109K
Massachusetts 2,582 10,173 $65.7K
Michigan 2,441 7,322 $49.1K
Virginia 1,286 3,969 $21.6K
Illinois 889 2,047 $6,470
California 720 1,503 $9,233
Tennessee 351 1,490 $11.1K
Pennsylvania 330 1,488 $8,890
North Carolina 343 1,253 $10.7K
Ohio 302 1,030 $6,845
Texas 266 958 $7,422
Missouri 171 835 $6,213
New Jersey 493 801 $2,713
Kentucky 162 682 $4,173
Georgia 165 647 $4,454
Maryland 176 558 $4,666
Indiana 157 554 $3,766
West Virginia 101 440 $2,732
South Carolina 117 436 $2,859
Alabama 130 417 $2,637
Washington 94 380 $2,223
Mississippi 73 375 $2,092
Louisiana 70 332 $2,048
Wisconsin 85 266 $1,768
New Hampshire 71 227 $1,354
Oregon 47 200 $1,211
Arkansas 46 197 $1,111
Arizona 69 187 $1,204
Colorado 51 177 $1,395
Kansas 47 169 $1,324
Iowa 40 168 $995
Nebraska 34 161 $2,297
Rhode Island 31 144 $949
Minnesota 36 138 $938
Oklahoma 39 118 $1,036
Nevada 37 115 $818
Connecticut 38 113 $630
South Dakota 34 109 $1,027
Idaho 24 86 $678
Utah 19 73 $570
Delaware 20 61 $395
Montana 38 $661
District of Columbia 13 37 $193
Maine 15 37 $412
Vermont 12 35 $175
New Mexico 22 $160
Wyoming 14 $117
Hawaii 12 $116
Alaska 12 $84
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for VITAMIN D2

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TAM CHANG PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled122

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

CATHERINE WAUD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled110

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

YOSLAINE DIAZ M.D

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled885

WOODHAVEN

New York

GEEMSON OO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

WEST SENECA

New York

JAN DOBROWOLSKI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled659

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

JOSE CEVALLOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

KENNETH GUARNIERI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

WEBSTER

Massachusetts

EDMUND ROACHE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WATERTOWN

New York

MATHEW ULAHANNAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled70

UTICA

New York

MARGARITA PEREZ-CHERON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled126

UTICA

New York

JOSEPH BOOTH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled130

UTICA

New York

TOUFIK FARKOUH MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled107

UTICA

New York

STEVEN KIMMEL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled109

TAMARAC

Florida

IRAS GONZALEZ PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled97

TAMARAC

Florida

KEVIN STONE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled62

TAMARAC

Florida

MICHELLE DEPALMO NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled55

SYRACUSE

New York

MARYA GENDZIELEWSKI M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled78

SYRACUSE

New York

JOHN HOUCK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled150

SYRACUSE

New York

SHARON SPRINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled61

SYRACUSE

New York

ELSA PICHARDO-MATOS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled154

SUNRISE

Florida

MARY PETERS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled93

STUART

Florida

YEFIM SOSONKIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

STATEN ISLAND

New York

JEAN LOUIS DUPITON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

ST ALBANS

New York

GEORGE STEFANOS MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled59

SPENCERPORT

New York

OLGA KROMO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled55

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida