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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
SUSAN MANTELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

PHILO

Illinois

DAVID BISBEE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

STOWE

Vermont

JAMES HARRIS M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled60

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

MICHAEL PIEH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

DETROIT

Michigan

KHANH NGUYEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

TACOMA

Washington

JOHN HOUK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

HONOLULU

Hawaii

ANNA CHEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

CHERRY HILL

New Jersey

DAVID PATTERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

FLAT ROCK

Michigan

ROBERT WAKEFIELD PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled60

FLORENCE

Arizona

JESSICA BIGNEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

SHAWN MOYER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

WELLSVILLE

Pennsylvania

AUGUST WREIOLE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

LONG BRANCH

New Jersey

CARMEN DELAROSA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

CANTONMENT

Florida

SANDEEP MEHROK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

MOUNTAIN TOP

Pennsylvania

LOUIS CIVITARESE D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled60

CARNEGIE

Pennsylvania

SUSAN DAVIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

VANCOUVER

Washington

MELISSA FISCHER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

FORT WALTON BEACH

Florida

CHERYL MONGERA CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled60

CORRY

Pennsylvania

TERRI HANNAH NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled60

LOS ANGELES

California

IRENE PARSONSON FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled60

BROOKFIELD

Missouri

CALIE SANTANA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

BRONX

New York

EVELYN CHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

JOHN SHUPERT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

WEST UNION

Ohio

RADU MERCEA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

TAMPA

Florida

ERIC DAVIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

SAVANNAH

Georgia