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METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

23.5M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 9 of 3362

$204M
Retail Cost

Rank: 133 of 3362

4,509,978
Patients

Rank: 11 of 3362

364,273
Prescribers

Rank: 32 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 542,817 2,636,121 $25.1M
Florida 372,828 1,877,462 $13.6M
New York 277,232 1,525,489 $12.7M
Texas 322,204 1,441,784 $13.3M
Pennsylvania 208,454 1,134,118 $10.2M
Ohio 187,226 942,834 $8.24M
Illinois 168,650 844,484 $8.18M
Michigan 174,695 832,858 $6.5M
North Carolina 141,939 750,417 $6.33M
Georgia 126,841 674,058 $4.94M
Tennessee 112,135 580,487 $4.9M
Missouri 98,309 539,715 $4.63M
New Jersey 106,022 497,727 $4.63M
Virginia 101,124 483,193 $4.63M
Massachusetts 88,025 475,821 $4.74M
Kentucky 81,488 460,016 $3.67M
Indiana 93,792 448,667 $4.17M
Arizona 95,033 434,767 $3.99M
Alabama 83,782 425,392 $3.23M
Louisiana 75,211 411,217 $3.1M
Washington 82,466 384,836 $3.7M
South Carolina 73,345 372,957 $2.96M
Wisconsin 70,579 333,740 $3.79M
Mississippi 51,726 294,939 $2.13M
Arkansas 49,758 292,028 $2.1M
Minnesota 63,271 291,666 $3.26M
Oregon 57,578 273,403 $2.39M
Oklahoma 54,087 265,354 $2.43M
Colorado 57,913 259,810 $2.47M
Maryland 60,404 249,570 $2.59M
Iowa 45,388 249,269 $2.11M
Connecticut 43,207 209,075 $2.01M
Kansas 39,412 208,394 $1.85M
West Virginia 37,558 201,562 $1.69M
Nevada 36,192 158,155 $1.48M
New Mexico 33,004 149,377 $1.36M
Nebraska 23,348 134,408 $1.12M
Utah 26,489 116,098 $1.14M
Maine 21,575 96,789 $1.29M
Idaho 20,578 94,462 $902K
Rhode Island 15,410 90,003 $697K
Hawaii 17,084 82,043 $842K
New Hampshire 14,404 67,405 $698K
Montana 11,941 59,058 $558K
South Dakota 10,435 56,401 $500K
North Dakota 10,496 54,191 $495K
Delaware 13,796 53,630 $650K
District of Columbia 7,601 35,877 $297K
Vermont 7,230 32,569 $350K
Wyoming 5,893 28,150 $264K
Alaska 3,742 21,936 $178K
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 »

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Top prescribers for METFORMIN HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BICH HOA NGUYEN D.O.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled50

WINSLOW

Arizona

SANDY CARTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ATLANTA

Georgia

HAROLD SZERLIP MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT WORTH

Texas

ROBERT MANDEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

READING

Pennsylvania

DAVID SILVERSTEIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

KENMORE

New York

CATHERINE O'CONNOR DNP, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

ARLINGTON

Texas

ELIZABETH BARTOLOMEO ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

ENCINITAS

California

HECTOR RUBINSTEIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

NEWARK

New Jersey

ANGEL SULSE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WOODBRIDGE

New Jersey

ERICA GIBSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

SUNITHA HUSSON PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

SAREEN BARBOULETOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MILLSBORO

Delaware

SARAH LAIOSA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BURNS

Oregon

MARIA GACHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

JAMES HODGES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WACO

Texas

CRISTINA SEMECO ROJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ALCOA

Tennessee

JACINTH-FAY NUGENT NP

Nurse Practitioner, Womens Health

Claims Filled50

TORRANCE

California

BRUCE HENRY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DALLAS

Texas

VALERIA SILBERMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SUFFERN

New York

JOHN WILLIAMS MD

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Claims Filled50

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

ELIZABETH MAYER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

JULIE TINNEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BEL AIR

Maryland

:CYNTHIA MCGOWAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CARROLL

Ohio

ELIZABETH GOELZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

JAMES BOSLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky