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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 2015

181K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 552 of 3395

$644K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1834 of 3395

49,352
Patients

Rank: 544 of 3395

7,835
Prescribers

Rank: 892 of 3395

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 34,569 131,501 $404K
New York 6,622 22,088 $109K
Michigan 2,754 7,807 $64.7K
Massachusetts 1,404 5,329 $20.6K
California 1,723 4,699 $19.6K
Illinois 975 2,342 $2,642
Pennsylvania 152 909 $5,976
New Jersey 384 739 $761
Alabama 176 399 $395
Ohio 83 211 $828
New Hampshire 51 121 $899
Connecticut 29 107 $337
Maryland 24 92 $555
Texas 40 89 $479
North Carolina 68 78 $1,387
Virginia 24 54 $278
Tennessee 14 53 $242
Washington 17 45 $509
Colorado 12 32 $129
Georgia 32 $107
South Carolina 11 27 $98
Louisiana 25 $84
Nevada 11 24 $160
Minnesota 20 $76
South Dakota 15 18 $127
Indiana 17 $117
Kentucky 14 $53
Wisconsin 13 $109
Vermont 13 $95
Arizona 13 $68
Missouri 11 $56
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
HORIDEL FEBO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled62

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JOSE BRUNO M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled65

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

ZULEMA CESPEDES

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled962

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

NAIRYS SOMOZA M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled590

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

EARL BRINSER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled626

LEBANON

Pennsylvania

ARUL KANNAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled112

NEW HARTFORD

New York

KAREN MCLEOD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled73

BROOKLYN

New York

MATHEW ULAHANNAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

UTICA

New York

NAJI EL KHOURY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

NEW HARTFORD

New York

YONGBAO LIU NURSE PRACTITIONER

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled52

NEW YORK

New York

TRUCLE TANG PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled69

BROOKLYN

New York

XUEZHU TONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

NEW YORK

New York

SAMUEL GOOLDY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled280

NEW HARTFORD

New York

SCOTT BREHAUT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

NEW HARTFORD

New York

YEVGENIA ZINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

BROOKLYN

New York

GERMAINE SAINT-AUDE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled387

BRONX

New York

LISA DOWNING-FORGET MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled55

ROCHESTER

New York

JOSE LOPEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

ROCHESTER

New York

HEATHER GRANT M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled259

BRENTWOOD

New York

CAROL KELLY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled71

BRONX

New York

MARGARITA PEREZ-CHERON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled97

UTICA

New York

HWAOK KIM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROCHESTER

New York

MOHAMMAD MIRZA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

BATH

New York

DORIS VALLEJO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled57

BRONX

New York

SHARI MANN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled392

BRONX

New York