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MINIVELLE

ESTRADIOL

The Minivelle (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 Minivelle patch

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

28.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 965 of 3362

$3.35M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1108 of 3362

7,984
Patients

Rank: 983 of 3362

5,263
Prescribers

Rank: 1020 of 3362

More info on related drug Minivelle patch »

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

12.1K

2013

28.2K

2014

26.8K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

$1.16M

2013

$3.35M

2014

$3.83M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

$149

2013

$230

2014

$219

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
California 1,256 4,413 $551K
Georgia 567 2,178 $233K
Florida 659 2,060 $242K
Texas 452 1,600 $204K
North Carolina 402 1,509 $167K
Tennessee 404 1,361 $158K
Alabama 370 1,356 $158K
Kentucky 346 1,266 $146K
South Carolina 338 1,252 $135K
Arizona 306 1,022 $121K
Ohio 227 821 $95.3K
Louisiana 179 768 $80.4K
Colorado 222 767 $88.1K
Michigan 200 634 $83.4K
Indiana 151 587 $73.7K
New York 180 568 $72.8K
Virginia 135 494 $58K
Pennsylvania 149 488 $61.4K
Connecticut 129 471 $63.8K
Massachusetts 111 422 $49.6K
Oregon 114 416 $46.3K
Missouri 123 407 $48.9K
Oklahoma 116 339 $42.4K
New Jersey 89 316 $48K
Washington 96 312 $37.8K
Illinois 89 302 $37.7K
Kansas 61 232 $27.3K
West Virginia 55 215 $24.6K
Arkansas 67 208 $19.9K
Utah 47 178 $21K
Mississippi 60 170 $17.1K
Maryland 62 170 $29K
Nevada 54 164 $19.1K
Minnesota 48 151 $19.6K
New Mexico 37 136 $15.3K
Idaho 39 134 $15.3K
Montana 13 55 $5,611
Wisconsin 15 49 $5,127
Iowa 12 42 $4,275
Delaware 37 $4,964
Nebraska 36 $3,515
Maine 33 $4,752
Rhode Island 13 31 $3,241
District of Columbia 20 $3,660
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 MINIVELLE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES GUILER MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled166

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

LEWIS HICKS MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled149

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

JAMES MCMINN MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled101

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

EDWARD BIGGERSTAFF MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled72

SAVANNAH

Georgia

BARBARA CROFT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled68

ATLANTA

Georgia

DARYL ALEXANDER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled67

TARZANA

California

KEITH SMITH MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled65

HOUSTON

Texas

CHARLES KALSTONE M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled65

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

LOVERA MILLER M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled64

MICHIGAN CITY

Indiana

ANNE FORD MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled64

DURHAM

North Carolina

CAROL RIDENOUR MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled63

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

WAYNE HUDAK

Gynecology

Claims Filled60

DUNWOODY

Georgia

ROY STRINGFELLOW MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled58

COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado

BLANE CRANDALL M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled58

NAPLES

Florida

MARJORIE TAYLOR RNC, WHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled56

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

ERNESTO GOMEZ M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled55

MESA

Arizona

WILLIAM LEE

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled54

LITTLETON

Colorado

CAROLYN SHAAK HD

Gynecology

Claims Filled52

NEEDHAM

Massachusetts

CHRISTINE GRISWOLD MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled51

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

CHRISTINE SAGER M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled51

DALTON

Georgia

JAMES BELYEU M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled50

ALABASTER

Alabama

NANCY TOWBIN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled50

FULLERTON

California