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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
FRANCISCO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,250

MIAMI

Florida

RODOLFO DUMENIGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,243

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

ADOLFO SANCHEZ ORTIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,238

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

DEREK COOZE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,235

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

VICENTE GARCIA-ALVAREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,234

MIAMI

Florida

TAYMOUR MALAK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,234

STOCKTON

California

STELLA ILYAYEVA PHYSICIAN, P.C.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,228

FOREST HILLS

New York

TOMAS SEVILLA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,211

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSE DE LEON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,210

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

BORIS GUREVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,209

CHICAGO

Illinois

SIXTO CARO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,206

BROOKLYN

New York

GARY HOWARD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,204

MONTEVALLO

Alabama

JOSE ROVIRA DIAZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,199

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

LUIS FELIPE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,192

MIAMI

Florida

JAMES COCHRAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,192

BAINBRIDGE

Georgia

MINAS KOCHUMIAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,191

NORTHRIDGE

California

MICHAEL COX M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,189

LIVINGSTON

Tennessee

FRANCISCO JIMENEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,189

UPLAND

California

ARTURO ABALOS MD

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled1,188

DELANO

California

CHRISTOPHER BASHAM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,186

BIG STONE GAP

Virginia

ELENA PERNASWAECHTER

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,184

MIAMI

Florida

ANGEL ALEJANDRO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,182

MIAMI

Florida

JOEY SANTOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,178

ANAHEIM

California

HERNAN GOMEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,166

KISSIMMEE

Florida

JONATHAN ALLRED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,166

JAMESTOWN

Tennessee