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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
RAMON DELMONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,458

NEW YORK

New York

WALTER ZAVALA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,457

DELTONA

Florida

DENISE CARO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,448

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

NABIL EL SAYAD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,448

LOMITA

California

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,435

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,425

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

ARTURO LOGRONO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,417

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

MARTA BETANCOURT

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,407

HIALEAH

Florida

JESSICA VIGIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,403

KISSIMMEE

Florida

LAURENCE PETTY M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled1,398

PLANT CITY

Florida

CARLOS CEPERO AYENDE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,392

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

JOSE LOPEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,392

CHULA VISTA

California

OSMANY RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,387

MIAMI

Florida

JAIME ESTRADA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,386

CALEXICO

California

MAYLI RODRIGUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,386

HIALEAH

Florida

EFRAIN MARTINEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,381

MIAMI

Florida

MAYOBANEX TORRES-VERAS M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled1,380

HIALEAH

Florida

JORGE ABAD MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,380

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE LIMON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,379

BANNING

California

EDWIN FIGUEROA DELGADO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,378

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

GILBERTO VAZQUEZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,371

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

VICTOR POLANCO SANCHEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,366

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

LUIS SIACA COLON MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,364

SAN LORENZO

Puerto Rico

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,363

MIAMI

Florida

SAMUEL NODAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,357

MIAMI

Florida