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VITAMIN D2

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

132K
Medicare Part D Claims
$2.31M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 64,950 $263K
Ohio 47,147 $423K
New York 34,290 $290K
California 19,095 $185K
West Virginia 14,688 $133K
Kentucky 14,148 $125K
Minnesota 11,021 $70.5K
Pennsylvania 10,647 $72.9K
Louisiana 9,598 $68.3K
Massachusetts 7,684 $59.6K
Maryland 6,914 $65.7K
Puerto Rico 6,279 $52.4K
Michigan 5,793 $44.4K
Virginia 4,834 $39.3K
North Carolina 4,139 $35.1K
Texas 4,038 $34.4K
Missouri 3,880 $25.7K
Georgia 3,411 $27.4K
Arizona 3,359 $28.8K
Wisconsin 3,301 $27.4K
Tennessee 2,822 $23.9K
Hawaii 2,817 $23.1K
South Carolina 2,706 $22.4K
New Jersey 2,227 $20.3K
Washington 2,100 $19.1K
Illinois 2,029 $15K
Indiana 1,489 $10.9K
Kansas 1,034 $8,434
Oklahoma 964 $6,925
Nevada 929 $8,895
Oregon 901 $6,790
Alabama 887 $7,262
Colorado 762 $6,054
Connecticut 663 $4,767
Mississippi 644 $5,157
New Hampshire 636 $4,600
Idaho 629 $5,587
Maine 605 $6,209
Utah 546 $6,778
Arkansas 393 $3,965
Montana 388 $3,971
Iowa 381 $2,618
Rhode Island 299 $2,464
Nebraska 278 $2,586
New Mexico 240 $1,935
South Dakota 173 $1,396
Delaware 173 $1,394
District of Columbia 107 $741
Wyoming 92 $1,268
Vermont 67 $483
North Dakota 19 $151
Alaska 11 $131
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 VITAMIN D2

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GARY WORTZ M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled304

KALAMAZOO

Michigan

JORGE DIEPPA M.D.

Medical Genetics, PhD Medical Genetics

Claims Filled302

MIAMI

Florida

CHARLES RAINE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled300

ORANGEBURG

South Carolina

DENNIS GRAY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled291

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

INES BRACERAS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled290

CORAL GABLES

Florida

KAREN FONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled283

SAN LUIS OBISPO

California

FERNANDO CHEDEBEAU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled276

EL PASO

Texas

OSMANY RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled275

MIAMI

Florida

ALBERTO ALONSO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled275

MIAMI

Florida

IHSAN SAFI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled275

BLUEFIELD

Virginia

DEBRA DEJOSEPH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

SOUTH EUCLID

Ohio

EFRAIN MARTINEZ M.D.

Claims Filled270

MIAMI

Florida

CUAUHTEMOC HURTADO M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled268

EL PASO

Texas

JOSE TORRES DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled266

NEW YORK

New York

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

HIALEAH

Florida

GERALD VALLEE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled264

GALLIPOLIS

Ohio

WINOKA BANKS FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled258

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

MARK SMITH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled254

AKRON

Ohio

ENRIQUE AYMERICH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled252

MIAMI

Florida

MARIA FERNANDEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled252

MIAMI

Florida

LAZARO CALVINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled251

HIALEAH

Florida

JAMES ENDICOTT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled251

KERMIT

West Virginia

SHEILA BRANSON NP

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled250

BIG STONE GAP

Virginia

SAMUEL GOOLDY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled245

NEW HARTFORD

New York

MARIDELI SCANLAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled244

GRETNA

Louisiana