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METFORMIN HCL

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

22M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 9 of 3238

$227M
Retail Cost

Rank: 109 of 3238

4,134,345
Patients

Rank: 12 of 3238

357,620
Prescribers

Rank: 33 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 508,171 2,558,963 $28.3M
Florida 312,433 1,568,424 $15.2M
New York 258,893 1,454,140 $15.7M
Texas 295,364 1,371,866 $14.3M
Pennsylvania 196,471 1,100,883 $11M
Ohio 175,270 880,990 $8.95M
Illinois 149,403 773,882 $8.49M
North Carolina 132,521 725,705 $7.09M
Michigan 156,615 691,099 $7.08M
Georgia 110,321 582,937 $5.54M
Tennessee 105,434 567,813 $5.44M
Missouri 91,276 515,688 $5.01M
New Jersey 97,749 474,120 $5.15M
Massachusetts 82,499 463,328 $5.48M
Virginia 92,726 462,031 $5.06M
Kentucky 76,362 440,645 $4.23M
Alabama 78,643 427,574 $3.78M
Indiana 86,772 416,538 $4.64M
Arizona 86,602 406,022 $4.45M
Louisiana 69,662 392,628 $3.46M
Washington 77,261 376,083 $4.08M
Wisconsin 65,493 328,611 $4.3M
South Carolina 60,596 308,497 $3.22M
Minnesota 59,823 286,000 $3.58M
Mississippi 48,109 284,220 $2.34M
Arkansas 45,960 273,259 $2.32M
Oregon 53,398 264,966 $2.68M
Oklahoma 50,917 259,616 $2.67M
Iowa 42,782 246,350 $2.27M
Colorado 50,014 237,929 $2.49M
Maryland 52,289 223,846 $2.58M
Connecticut 40,431 203,240 $2.24M
Kansas 37,199 202,962 $1.97M
West Virginia 35,647 195,750 $1.9M
Nevada 32,773 148,300 $1.56M
New Mexico 30,868 145,047 $1.56M
Nebraska 22,049 131,657 $1.22M
Utah 24,360 111,627 $1.19M
Maine 20,182 94,491 $1.32M
Idaho 18,929 91,321 $959K
Rhode Island 14,378 86,839 $774K
Hawaii 16,758 84,398 $910K
New Hampshire 13,026 63,450 $765K
Montana 11,300 59,912 $623K
South Dakota 9,910 55,654 $554K
North Dakota 9,886 54,882 $573K
Delaware 12,424 49,171 $690K
District of Columbia 6,979 34,052 $322K
Vermont 6,729 32,217 $390K
Wyoming 5,214 26,994 $279K
Alaska 3,584 20,785 $184K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
ELIZABETH MARTINEZ M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled1,336

MIAMI

Florida

ISRAEL CARO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,336

KISSIMMEE

Florida

MARIO CEJA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,336

CALEXICO

California

TAYMOUR MALAK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,334

STOCKTON

California

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,331

GARDEN GROVE

California

JOSE RIVERA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,326

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

VICENTE GARCIA-ALVAREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,323

MIAMI

Florida

MAYLI RODRIGUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,318

HIALEAH

Florida

OSCAR VALE COLON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,308

MOCA

Puerto Rico

MINAS KOCHUMIAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,306

NORTHRIDGE

California

CARLOS RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,305

MIAMI

Florida

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,302

MIAMI

Florida

JASVIR SIDHU MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,300

PORTERVILLE

California

JESSICA ROSA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,298

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

JOSE GONZALEZ

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,290

HOBOKEN

New Jersey

RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Community Health Worker

Claims Filled1,287

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

JOEY SANTOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,287

ANAHEIM

California

CARL VANCE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,281

IDAHO FALLS

Idaho

PANKAJ VYAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,280

BENSON

North Carolina

BORIS GUREVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,271

CHICAGO

Illinois

TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,267

MARYVILLE

Illinois

PAUL CHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,264

ANAHEIM

California

LAZARO CALVINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,264

HIALEAH

Florida

CARLOS DE ORDUNA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,263

ORLANDO

Florida

MIN CHA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,262

LOS ANGELES

California