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VIVELLE-DOT

ESTRADIOL

The Vivelle-Dot (Estradiol Patch) replaces an estrogen hormone, estradiol, that your body loses during and after menopause. Higher levels of estradiol relieve symptoms of low estrogen and menopause and prevent bone loss. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Vivelle-Dot patch

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

67.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 753 of 3395

$9.62M
Retail Cost

Rank: 925 of 3395

19,078
Patients

Rank: 759 of 3395

15,028
Prescribers

Rank: 696 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

248K

2011

300K

2012

282K

2013

232K

2014

68K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$21.2M

2011

$28.6M

2012

$31.4M

2013

$30.6M

2014

$9.63M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$251

2011

$271

2012

$256

2013

$286

2014

$229

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 3,723 13,382 $1.93M
Texas 1,415 4,803 $668K
Florida 1,216 4,030 $558K
North Carolina 870 3,228 $401K
Georgia 846 3,071 $383K
New York 696 2,458 $385K
Tennessee 581 2,107 $285K
Washington 557 1,989 $282K
Oregon 504 1,929 $265K
Arizona 539 1,913 $288K
Michigan 583 1,883 $299K
Colorado 519 1,809 $257K
South Carolina 438 1,682 $215K
Louisiana 371 1,612 $186K
Ohio 424 1,428 $203K
Pennsylvania 384 1,383 $211K
Kentucky 338 1,381 $163K
Missouri 373 1,281 $172K
Virginia 375 1,233 $267K
Alabama 356 1,229 $165K
Illinois 355 1,190 $182K
Minnesota 332 1,030 $184K
New Jersey 266 932 $159K
Indiana 230 839 $114K
Massachusetts 206 798 $116K
Connecticut 245 795 $117K
Wisconsin 195 770 $111K
Oklahoma 226 708 $99K
Kansas 193 675 $89.2K
Arkansas 189 654 $73.8K
Mississippi 162 642 $67.2K
Maryland 191 580 $103K
Nevada 127 459 $58.5K
Utah 176 447 $62.1K
Idaho 104 403 $53.8K
New Mexico 131 395 $52.4K
Iowa 108 390 $52.9K
Nebraska 113 385 $50.5K
Montana 82 269 $35.2K
West Virginia 78 255 $35.2K
Maine 76 251 $42.4K
New Hampshire 54 222 $31.2K
North Dakota 47 187 $23.1K
Wyoming 40 166 $19.4K
South Dakota 44 146 $20.9K
Rhode Island 33 124 $15.4K
Hawaii 38 124 $23.9K
District of Columbia 34 84 $14.8K
Vermont 23 71 $14.1K
Delaware 20 49 $9,767
Alaska 20 41 $6,905
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 VIVELLE-DOT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DIANA SCHWARZBEIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled468

SANTA BARBARA

California

JAMES GUILER MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled192

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

CHARLES MYERS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled143

EARLYSVILLE

Virginia

TERESA SCHAER M.D., F.A.C.P.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled96

DAYTON

New Jersey

LILA NACHTIGALL M.D.

Reproductive Endocrinology

Claims Filled92

NEW YORK

New York

MARTHA GONZALEZ M.D., M.P.H

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled82

VENTURA

California

JANE BENING M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled80

NEWPORT BEACH

California

BLANE CRANDALL M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled78

NAPLES

Florida

AMY ROSENMAN M.D.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled69

SANTA MONICA

California

DEBORAH WILSON PHYSICIAN

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled67

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

BILLY ATKINS M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled63

HUNTSVILLE

Texas

MURRAY FREEDMAN MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled63

AUGUSTA

Georgia

WAYNE HUDAK

Gynecology

Claims Filled62

DUNWOODY

Georgia

NATHAN BECKER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled61

SAN FRANCISCO

California

EDWARD BIGGERSTAFF MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled59

SAVANNAH

Georgia

BEVERLY DONNELLEY MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled58

FORT COLLINS

Colorado

KAREN KORNREICH MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled58

BEVERLY HILLS

California

GORDON GUNN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled58

FULLERTON

California

RICKI POLLYCOVE M.D., M.H.S.

Gynecology

Claims Filled54

SAN FRANCISCO

California

ROBERT NELSON MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled54

OAKLAND

California

CAROL KETCHEN MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled54

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

FAYE AMEREDES DO

Gynecology

Claims Filled53

ROSEBURG

Oregon

RISA KAGAN M.D,

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled53

BERKELEY

California

ELIZABETH FRAZE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled52

PALO ALTO

California

FRED WILLIAMS M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled50

PARIS

Texas