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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
IVAN AYALA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,357

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,352

HIALEAH

Florida

TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,339

MARYVILLE

Illinois

CONRADO BERMUDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,333

MIAMI

Florida

ANSELMO ROLDAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,328

SAN DIEGO

California

EMMANUEL NAU MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,327

APOPKA

Florida

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,326

HIALEAH

Florida

LUIS ROBLES M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled1,325

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

CARLA FRIDMAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,320

MIAMI

Florida

CARL VANCE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,320

IDAHO FALLS

Idaho

JOSE RIVERA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,311

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

ISRAEL CARO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,308

KISSIMMEE

Florida

CARLOS DE ORDUNA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,299

ORLANDO

Florida

RAUL RODRIGUEZ BS

Counselor

Claims Filled1,297

OPA LOCKA

Florida

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,294

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,288

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

JAMIL ABOUELHOSSEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,282

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

JORGE ANDRADE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,276

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

RICARDO BLONDET VISSEPO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,275

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JESSICA ROSA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,269

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

LIANA VOLPE M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled1,267

SUN VALLEY

California

JOSE GONZALEZ

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,265

HOBOKEN

New Jersey

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled1,263

ALICE

Texas

JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,257

MIAMI

Florida

ABEL TOLEDO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,256

CHULA VISTA

California