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METFORMIN HCL

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

22M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 9 of 3238

$227M
Retail Cost

Rank: 109 of 3238

4,134,345
Patients

Rank: 12 of 3238

357,620
Prescribers

Rank: 33 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 508,171 2,558,963 $28.3M
Florida 312,433 1,568,424 $15.2M
New York 258,893 1,454,140 $15.7M
Texas 295,364 1,371,866 $14.3M
Pennsylvania 196,471 1,100,883 $11M
Ohio 175,270 880,990 $8.95M
Illinois 149,403 773,882 $8.49M
North Carolina 132,521 725,705 $7.09M
Michigan 156,615 691,099 $7.08M
Georgia 110,321 582,937 $5.54M
Tennessee 105,434 567,813 $5.44M
Missouri 91,276 515,688 $5.01M
New Jersey 97,749 474,120 $5.15M
Massachusetts 82,499 463,328 $5.48M
Virginia 92,726 462,031 $5.06M
Kentucky 76,362 440,645 $4.23M
Alabama 78,643 427,574 $3.78M
Indiana 86,772 416,538 $4.64M
Arizona 86,602 406,022 $4.45M
Louisiana 69,662 392,628 $3.46M
Washington 77,261 376,083 $4.08M
Wisconsin 65,493 328,611 $4.3M
South Carolina 60,596 308,497 $3.22M
Minnesota 59,823 286,000 $3.58M
Mississippi 48,109 284,220 $2.34M
Arkansas 45,960 273,259 $2.32M
Oregon 53,398 264,966 $2.68M
Oklahoma 50,917 259,616 $2.67M
Iowa 42,782 246,350 $2.27M
Colorado 50,014 237,929 $2.49M
Maryland 52,289 223,846 $2.58M
Connecticut 40,431 203,240 $2.24M
Kansas 37,199 202,962 $1.97M
West Virginia 35,647 195,750 $1.9M
Nevada 32,773 148,300 $1.56M
New Mexico 30,868 145,047 $1.56M
Nebraska 22,049 131,657 $1.22M
Utah 24,360 111,627 $1.19M
Maine 20,182 94,491 $1.32M
Idaho 18,929 91,321 $959K
Rhode Island 14,378 86,839 $774K
Hawaii 16,758 84,398 $910K
New Hampshire 13,026 63,450 $765K
Montana 11,300 59,912 $623K
South Dakota 9,910 55,654 $554K
North Dakota 9,886 54,882 $573K
Delaware 12,424 49,171 $690K
District of Columbia 6,979 34,052 $322K
Vermont 6,729 32,217 $390K
Wyoming 5,214 26,994 $279K
Alaska 3,584 20,785 $184K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
RICARDO BLONDET VISSEPO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,590

PONCE

Puerto Rico

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,583

MIAMI

Florida

MAYOBANEX TORRES-VERAS M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled1,577

HIALEAH

Florida

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,571

HIALEAH

Florida

DENISE CARO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,558

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

STELLA ILYAYEVA PHYSICIAN, P.C.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,552

FOREST HILLS

New York

JOSE LIMON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,543

BANNING

California

MARTA BETANCOURT

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,511

HIALEAH

Florida

EDWIN FIGUEROA DELGADO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,510

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

IN HUH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,506

CHICAGO

Illinois

JESSICA VIGIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,503

KISSIMMEE

Florida

GILBERTO VAZQUEZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,499

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

EFRAIN MARTINEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,497

MIAMI

Florida

NABIL EL SAYAD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,478

LOMITA

California

LAURENCE PETTY M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled1,464

PLANT CITY

Florida

ARTURO LOGRONO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,463

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

JAIME ESTRADA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,461

CALEXICO

California

IVAN AYALA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,454

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,452

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,448

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

GARY HOWARD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,445

MONTEVALLO

Alabama

FRANCISCO JIMENEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,443

UPLAND

California

JOSE TORRES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,438

SAN LORENZO

Puerto Rico

JORGE ROBLES MD FAAFP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,432

EL CENTRO

California

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,431

ST PETERSBURG

Florida