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GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

4.03M
Medicare Part D Claims
$40.9M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 784,117 $8.98M
Florida 375,366 $2.81M
Texas 251,544 $2.13M
Puerto Rico 234,541 $2.02M
New York 223,920 $2M
Pennsylvania 202,786 $1.54M
Illinois 184,721 $1.55M
Ohio 158,718 $1.45M
North Carolina 131,524 $1.02M
Georgia 116,038 $921K
Michigan 114,416 $982K
Virginia 97,431 $862K
Massachusetts 94,724 $828K
Arizona 94,623 $901K
Missouri 93,494 $756K
Washington 91,848 $826K
Kentucky 80,778 $665K
Tennessee 73,867 $570K
Wisconsin 69,780 $659K
Indiana 68,937 $618K
New Jersey 68,864 $596K
Alabama 66,436 $489K
South Carolina 65,071 $473K
Colorado 63,597 $647K
Louisiana 62,989 $456K
Oregon 62,209 $557K
Maryland 58,285 $592K
Arkansas 55,713 $394K
Minnesota 50,536 $482K
Oklahoma 50,253 $432K
Iowa 45,793 $334K
Mississippi 42,652 $295K
West Virginia 39,092 $336K
New Mexico 33,390 $316K
Connecticut 33,216 $287K
Nevada 31,250 $266K
Kansas 30,679 $246K
Maine 25,764 $246K
Hawaii 22,798 $253K
Rhode Island 19,777 $155K
Nebraska 19,509 $148K
Idaho 12,172 $111K
New Hampshire 11,817 $110K
District of Columbia 10,758 $94.1K
Utah 10,720 $87.1K
South Dakota 9,684 $77.5K
Montana 8,484 $67.1K
Delaware 8,380 $80.3K
North Dakota 6,920 $60K
Vermont 6,201 $55.9K
Wyoming 4,023 $33.5K
Alaska 3,156 $25.3K
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for GLIPIZIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled569

MIAMI

Florida

ABIMAEL PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled567

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled567

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

LAMBERTO OLAES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled557

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled548

CULLMAN

Alabama

ELBERT HINES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled543

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

CIRILO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled543

MIAMI

Florida

ARIEL RAMIREZ NAVARRO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled540

MIAMI

Florida

AHSEN BUTT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled539

SOUTH WILLIAMSON

Kentucky

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled534

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

CARLOS RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled534

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID GREENE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled529

BEREA

Kentucky

JOSE GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled527

MIAMI

Florida

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled527

LORAIN

Ohio

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled520

TUCKER

Georgia

KYI SAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled518

DOWNEY

California

LUBNA SORATHIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled517

DENVER

Colorado

ESTEBAN GOMEZ M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled516

BELL

California

JAMES KEARSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled515

LUGOFF

South Carolina

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled515

MIAMI

Florida

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled510

MIAMI

Florida

SHEL-DON LEGARRETA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled509

TEMPE

Arizona

BENJAMIN WILLIAMS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled503

THOMASTON

Georgia

GHULAM IDREES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled503

MARION

Ohio

LAWRENCE CAMPO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled500

ORLANDO

Florida