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GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

GLIPIZIDE/METFORMIN HCL

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

363K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 405 of 3362

$27.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 539 of 3362

75,983
Patients

Rank: 468 of 3362

38,312
Prescribers

Rank: 455 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

127K

2011

135K

2012

242K

2013

363K

2014

390K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$10.3M

2011

$11.2M

2012

$19.3M

2013

$27.7M

2014

$31.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$65

2011

$64

2012

$52

2013

$62

2014

$57

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 13,057 56,962 $5.02M
Florida 9,723 47,230 $3.04M
California 10,227 44,002 $3.51M
New York 7,225 37,409 $2.7M
Pennsylvania 2,273 11,974 $870K
North Carolina 1,903 9,944 $691K
Georgia 1,822 9,580 $622K
Illinois 1,859 8,381 $725K
South Carolina 1,516 7,819 $507K
New Jersey 1,801 7,798 $598K
Alabama 1,478 7,450 $523K
Ohio 1,659 7,268 $677K
Tennessee 1,341 6,545 $494K
Wisconsin 1,262 5,658 $535K
Arkansas 923 5,153 $327K
Missouri 937 4,879 $377K
Indiana 1,026 4,639 $408K
Michigan 1,237 4,627 $458K
Virginia 955 4,295 $345K
Louisiana 815 4,144 $322K
Mississippi 774 4,058 $273K
Kentucky 732 3,802 $319K
Maryland 856 3,363 $291K
Arizona 674 2,743 $213K
Connecticut 602 2,731 $228K
Nevada 590 2,604 $213K
Massachusetts 526 2,465 $210K
Hawaii 587 2,456 $221K
Rhode Island 415 2,425 $178K
Oklahoma 511 2,274 $181K
Colorado 499 2,061 $189K
Iowa 404 2,017 $175K
Washington 399 1,763 $143K
West Virginia 323 1,503 $136K
Kansas 282 1,479 $128K
Minnesota 335 1,359 $138K
Oregon 235 1,077 $85.7K
Nebraska 187 1,067 $80.3K
Utah 252 1,025 $91.6K
New Mexico 171 671 $61K
Delaware 166 651 $66.4K
District of Columbia 119 558 $40.8K
South Dakota 101 525 $44K
Maine 101 435 $43.5K
Idaho 101 412 $38.3K
New Hampshire 93 381 $31.6K
Montana 43 207 $15.3K
North Dakota 44 183 $18K
Vermont 42 179 $16.6K
Alaska 15 167 $6,439
Wyoming 33 126 $12.1K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JUAN ESCOBAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled940

LONG BEACH

California

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled825

HIALEAH

Florida

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled777

MCALLEN

Texas

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled733

LOS ANGELES

California

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled663

LOS ANGELES

California

JIAN WEI ZHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled530

NEW YORK

New York

BALTAZAR RODRIGUEZ CRUZ

General Practice

Claims Filled507

LARES

Puerto Rico

LUIS GUTIERREZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled485

HIALEAH

Florida

RODOLFO GUZMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled464

BRONX

New York

RUBEN ROSARIO CASTILLO M.D

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled457

LAJAS

Puerto Rico

MANUEL FIGUEROA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled452

LOS ANGELES

California

MARIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled431

RIO GRANDE CITY

Texas

CIRO RAMIREZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled417

MIAMI

Florida

EDUARDO UMPIERRE VELA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled408

MOROVIS

Puerto Rico

PEDRO CRUZ-QUILES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled404

ISABELA

Puerto Rico

SERENA LEE M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled403

PARSIPPANY

New Jersey

JORGE BARBOZA SOSA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled385

EAGLE PASS

Texas

SUNG-NAE BYUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled372

LOS ANGELES

California

WON KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled361

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

CARMEN GONZALEZ MUNOZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled359

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

RICARDO MARTINEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled358

MIAMI

Florida

CHEONG CHOI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled356

VAN NUYS

California

SEUNG KIM M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled344

LOS ANGELES

California

LARRY SUK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled343

GARDENA

California

ANGEL ARIZMENDI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled332

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico