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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
AUXI PEACHEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,165

MIAMI

Florida

MUKESH JAIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,164

SOUTHAVEN

Mississippi

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,164

GARDEN GROVE

California

MOHSIN JAFFER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,163

COCONUT CREEK

Florida

CRISTOBAL ROSARIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,162

PALM HARBOR

Florida

JACQUELINE DIAZ M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,160

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

RAMIZ PUTRUS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,158

HAZEL PARK

Michigan

MIRNA MALDONADO VEGA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,150

MANATI

Puerto Rico

JORGE FLEITES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,149

MIAMI

Florida

DEBRA BALKMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,143

ORLANDO

Florida

RAUL ACOSTA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,143

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

JORGE RODRIGUEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,142

MANATI

Puerto Rico

PANKAJ VYAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,139

BENSON

North Carolina

RAMON GOMEZ-PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,137

MIAMI

Florida

DARYL WILEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,136

THOMSON

Georgia

YONG CHUN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,133

CHICAGO

Illinois

RAMON COLEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,132

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

CARLOS CIDRE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,128

MANATI

Puerto Rico

JAMES WILLIAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,124

TRENTON

Tennessee

EFRAIN RODRIGUEZ-VIGIL M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,119

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

ALVARO ALTAMIRANO M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,118

ORLANDO

Florida

BINWANT SINGH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,118

OLIVETTE

Missouri

DAVID SICARD FIGUEROA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,115

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

JOSE GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,112

MIAMI

Florida

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,110

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida