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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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for VITAMIN D2

Provider Medicare Claims City State
EFRAIN MARTINEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled543

MIAMI

Florida

SONIA LOSA-LAMAZARES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled528

HIALEAH

Florida

ZIAD HAWATMEH M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled520

MIAMI

Florida

VALERIO TOYOS-OLASCOAGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled501

MIAMI

Florida

GERMAINE SAINT-AUDE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled497

BRONX

New York

JOSE GONZALEZ

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled474

HOBOKEN

New Jersey

ORESTES ZAS MD

General Practice

Claims Filled471

HIALEAH

Florida

CRAIG BETHUNE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled455

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

ESTELA NAYOR MD

General Practice

Claims Filled443

NORTH MIAMI

Florida

INES BRACERAS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled443

MIAMI

Florida

RAMON GOMEZ-PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled441

MIAMI

Florida

WIN YO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled440

NEW YORK

New York

ALEJANDRO PLA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled435

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled432

MIAMI

Florida

LAZARO CALVINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled410

HIALEAH

Florida

ELIZABETH NOWAK MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled410

MATTAPAN

Massachusetts

MIGUEL CORONA OLIVARES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled392

MIAMI

Florida

SHARI MANN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled392

BRONX

New York

LISYS CAMACHO ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled386

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

AHMET DIRICAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled373

NEW BEDFORD

Massachusetts

LARISSA GOLD M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled341

BROOKLYN

New York

JOSE HABER M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled329

MIAMI

Florida

EARL BRINSER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled315

LEBANON

Pennsylvania

EFRAIN TORRES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled314

NEW BEDFORD

Massachusetts

JOSEFINA TUR M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled311

MIAMI

Florida