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GLIPIZIDE

Glucotrol (glipizide) stimulates your body to release insulin and lower blood sugar. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

5.78M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 57 of 3395

$42.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 481 of 3395

1,185,434
Patients

Rank: 73 of 3395

240,646
Prescribers

Rank: 88 of 3395

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50%

of people say

it's worth it

32%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4.59M

2011

4.71M

2012

5.26M

2013

5.56M

2014

5.78M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$40.9M

2011

$43M

2012

$48.8M

2013

$46.2M

2014

$42.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$27

2011

$23

2012

$21

2013

$19

2014

$17

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 225,476 955,739 $9.04M
Florida 106,995 497,333 $3.41M
Texas 83,892 361,056 $2.65M
New York 58,186 302,537 $1.89M
Pennsylvania 45,752 241,453 $1.82M
Illinois 46,416 224,401 $1.77M
Ohio 40,955 199,743 $1.4M
Georgia 32,134 164,841 $1.01M
Michigan 36,629 159,122 $1.15M
North Carolina 31,190 158,696 $1.04M
Massachusetts 23,601 121,993 $828K
Missouri 21,699 116,132 $738K
Arizona 26,144 115,024 $829K
Virginia 24,682 113,013 $876K
Tennessee 21,330 103,384 $817K
Kentucky 18,572 102,856 $620K
Washington 21,378 96,609 $711K
Wisconsin 20,146 92,337 $784K
New Jersey 19,991 88,936 $627K
Indiana 18,879 85,477 $628K
South Carolina 17,319 85,270 $522K
Arkansas 14,501 83,457 $486K
Louisiana 15,440 81,019 $481K
Alabama 16,462 75,754 $528K
Maryland 17,608 69,459 $616K
Oregon 15,631 68,257 $513K
Colorado 15,386 67,447 $599K
Oklahoma 13,128 60,509 $439K
Minnesota 13,463 58,662 $514K
Iowa 10,494 55,826 $345K
Mississippi 9,999 55,431 $316K
Nevada 10,437 45,779 $364K
West Virginia 8,098 42,476 $286K
Kansas 7,513 39,252 $247K
Connecticut 8,556 39,158 $299K
New Mexico 8,972 39,116 $277K
Maine 7,675 33,787 $288K
Rhode Island 4,574 26,360 $214K
Hawaii 6,033 25,231 $232K
Nebraska 4,463 24,000 $143K
New Hampshire 3,572 16,037 $121K
Utah 3,554 14,645 $109K
Idaho 3,375 14,273 $100K
South Dakota 2,375 12,253 $76.4K
Montana 2,160 10,208 $67.3K
District of Columbia 2,374 10,175 $75.4K
Delaware 2,552 10,021 $90.3K
North Dakota 1,841 8,990 $56.5K
Vermont 1,726 7,360 $51.9K
Wyoming 1,020 4,749 $30.4K
Alaska 799 4,556 $28.8K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 GLIPIZIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LAMBERTO OLAES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled751

LOS ANGELES

California

CRISTOBAL TOLON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled748

MIAMI

Florida

PRABHAKARA TUKIVAKALA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled739

HELENA

Arkansas

GABRIEL GUERRERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled729

PORT ST LUCIE

Florida

MUSTAFA RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled716

BECKLEY

West Virginia

ISRAEL MACHIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled707

LAKE CLARKE SHORES

Florida

JUAN ORTIZ MATOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled702

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

ROBERT MORALES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled698

KINGSVILLE

Texas

YOEL HERNANDEZ RODRIGUEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled696

MIRAMAR

Florida

JANE MAYRIN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled691

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

WALTER ZAVALA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled682

DELTONA

Florida

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled678

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

ROBERT FRANKLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled676

RIVERWOODS

Illinois

JORGE RODRIGUEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled665

MANATI

Puerto Rico

ARIEL RAMIREZ NAVARRO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled664

MIAMI

Florida

LYAN BORREGO ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled663

HIALEAH

Florida

SANDEEP SODHI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled662

RIVERSIDE

California

NELSON ALDIVA

General Practice

Claims Filled659

CAMUY

Puerto Rico

LUIS PENA FIGUEROA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled655

DORADO

Puerto Rico

LAURENCE LUM D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled646

DESLOGE

Missouri

GALINA VAYNER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled646

NORCROSS

Georgia

JESUS GARCIA-GALLEGOS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled645

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

LUIS ROBLES M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled645

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

KRIKOR KALINDJIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled644

LOS ANGELES

California

MIN CHA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled643

LOS ANGELES

California