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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
FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,491

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

MARIO CEJA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,487

CALEXICO

California

ROY HINMAN MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,484

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

MIN CHA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,458

LOS ANGELES

California

GARY HOWARD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,456

MONTEVALLO

Alabama

MICHAEL COX M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,451

LIVINGSTON

Tennessee

OSCAR VALE COLON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,450

MOCA

Puerto Rico

PAUL CHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,436

ANAHEIM

California

MANUEL MATEO LOPEZ 11772

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,436

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

ARMANDO HINOJOSA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,434

LAREDO

Texas

JOSE DE LEON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,410

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

LIANA VOLPE M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled1,410

SUN VALLEY

California

JOSE TORRES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,408

SAN LORENZO

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled1,402

ALICE

Texas

JAMES POLHILL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,398

LOUISVILLE

Georgia

JANET MARTINEZ ARNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,395

MIAMI

Florida

RAUL ACOSTA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,387

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

GALINA VAYNER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,386

NORCROSS

Georgia

CARLOS CEPERO AYENDE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,381

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

JAMES GREENBERG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,371

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,362

LOS ANGELES

California

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,360

GARDEN GROVE

California

ALBERTO ABREU-RIVERA M.D. FAMILY PHYSICIA

Specialist

Claims Filled1,359

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,354

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

JOSE RIVERA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,354

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico