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METFORMIN HCL

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

19.3M
Medicare Part D Claims
$204M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 2,366,467 $25.5M
Florida 1,422,729 $14.3M
New York 1,285,918 $14.6M
Texas 1,168,739 $12.3M
Pennsylvania 1,000,352 $9.51M
Ohio 766,193 $8.1M
Illinois 729,510 $7.86M
North Carolina 630,915 $6.58M
Georgia 534,931 $5.34M
Michigan 531,446 $5.99M
Tennessee 527,110 $4.85M
Missouri 482,260 $4.93M
Massachusetts 429,862 $5.05M
New Jersey 426,840 $4.64M
Virginia 421,656 $4.94M
Kentucky 405,837 $4.34M
Arizona 378,680 $4.03M
Alabama 372,570 $3.27M
Indiana 363,482 $4.38M
Louisiana 362,593 $3.27M
Washington 359,124 $3.99M
Wisconsin 304,017 $3.9M
South Carolina 292,398 $2.99M
Minnesota 270,568 $3.41M
Mississippi 263,523 $2.28M
Oregon 254,615 $2.61M
Oklahoma 251,550 $2.63M
Arkansas 246,784 $2.19M
Iowa 227,216 $2.09M
Colorado 216,642 $2.19M
Maryland 196,182 $2.22M
Connecticut 190,496 $2.11M
Kansas 185,668 $1.92M
West Virginia 185,026 $1.85M
New Mexico 141,234 $1.57M
Nevada 133,860 $1.47M
Nebraska 119,864 $1.15M
Utah 102,570 $1.08M
Maine 91,385 $1.21M
Idaho 87,718 $1M
Hawaii 82,968 $1.12M
Rhode Island 78,409 $777K
New Hampshire 59,582 $716K
Montana 58,530 $662K
South Dakota 53,323 $551K
North Dakota 49,179 $561K
Delaware 39,364 $488K
Vermont 31,944 $390K
District of Columbia 29,261 $282K
Wyoming 27,787 $299K
Alaska 19,934 $211K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for METFORMIN HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JANET MARTINEZ ARNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled3,797

MIAMI

Florida

VICTOR VERGARA ABREU MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,844

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,185

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

CARLOS MARTINEZ RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,092

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO NADAL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,037

PONCE

Puerto Rico

MYRNA LOPEZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,972

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

RAMON ORTIZ CARRASQUILLO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,882

MANATI

Puerto Rico

MANUEL ALEGRE

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,881

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ROY HINMAN MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,853

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

ORLANDO RANGEL M.D. P.A.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,687

TAMPA

Florida

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,680

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO TREJO DERIVET M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,640

NAGUABO

Puerto Rico

JORGE ROBLES MD FAAFP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,602

EL CENTRO

California

CESAR TRABANCO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,593

PONCE

Puerto Rico

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,584

MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,567

MIAMI

Florida

JUAN ORTIZ MATOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,545

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

IN HUH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,536

CHICAGO

Illinois

RAJA PASPULA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,520

DALLAS

Texas

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,519

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE GARCIA MATEO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,517

PONCE

Puerto Rico

INGRID MIXTER -LEON M.D.

Claims Filled1,516

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE ROCAMORA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,507

EL CENTRO

California

RAFAEL RUIZ GONZALEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,507

CANOVANAS

Puerto Rico

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,477

MIAMI

Florida