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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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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
JOSE RIESTRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

HORIDEL FEBO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled117

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ZULEMA CESPEDES

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled69

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

MARIA JUSTINIANO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled54

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

LUIS DEL PRADO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled251

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

RICARDO BLONDET VISSEPO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

PONCE

Puerto Rico

COSME SANTOS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled63

PONCE

Puerto Rico

NAIRYS SOMOZA M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled797

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JACQUELINE DIAZ M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled278

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

RODERICK THOMPSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

CHARLOTTE COURT HOUSE

Virginia

AMIR HAJIMOMENIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NORFOLK

Virginia

MONICA ALLEN FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled55

PETERSBURG

Virginia

NABIL TADROS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled71

NORFOLK

Virginia

LORNA BIRCH M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled85

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

FELIX FERNANDEZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled92

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee

ANN RYBOLT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled205

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

KEITH LAGNESE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

EARL BRINSER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled315

LEBANON

Pennsylvania

ARUL KANNAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled135

NEW HARTFORD

New York

KAREN MCLEOD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

BROOKLYN

New York

YA LIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled100

FLUSHING

New York

MATHEW ULAHANNAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled70

UTICA

New York

HIMA PUNUKOLLU MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled73

BROOKLYN

New York

WILLIAM BAYER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

ROCHESTER

New York

JEAN LOUIS DUPITON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

ST ALBANS

New York