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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
CARLOS FRANCO MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

SANDY SPRINGS

Georgia

CHAD EZZELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ABILENE

Texas

CARL OLDEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

YAKIMA

Washington

MYRTICE JECKER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PORTLAND

Oregon

KHIN KHINE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FRENCH CAMP

California

ROB SIMS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LITTLETON

Colorado

DOROTHY BEHRNS F.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

EFFINGHAM

Illinois

WILLIAM KINCAID M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

SARIKA CHOPRA D.O.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled50

FARMINGTON

Connecticut

KIMBERLY KREJCHIK PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

LA CROSSE

Wisconsin

TROY COVER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL DIAZ M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

LEAH TRANTHAM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GOOSE CREEK

South Carolina

MARTI NEAVE PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

MESA

Arizona

MICHAEL D'ALESSANDRO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

CHUKWUDI OGBOLU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEHIGHTON

Pennsylvania

RAYMOND DIAMOND DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEST COLUMBIA

South Carolina

VINAY SHAH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DETROIT

Michigan

WENDY HANSEN-PENMAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DES MOINES

Iowa

ROSALIND PALLIVATHUCAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOUTH GATE

California

ADA ARIAS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

JOSEPH GRANDERSON M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

JOSE PUJOL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LIVE OAK

Texas

TUSHAR GAONKAR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NAPERVILLE

Illinois

JENNY WALKER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York