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Prescriber Checkup » GLIMEPIRIDE

GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Used together with a proper diet and exercise to help control high blood sugar. This medicine is a sulfonylurea. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

3.89M
Medicare Part D Claims
$53.2M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 369,386 $4.27M
Florida 327,894 $3.97M
New York 280,055 $3.67M
Texas 276,233 $3.46M
Ohio 227,845 $2.77M
Pennsylvania 222,712 $2.47M
Puerto Rico 208,201 $2.22M
North Carolina 199,232 $2.34M
Georgia 168,516 $1.98M
Tennessee 161,236 $1.75M
Illinois 152,378 $1.87M
New Jersey 132,135 $1.67M
Missouri 130,013 $1.46M
Alabama 118,619 $1.27M
Virginia 117,954 $1.51M
Indiana 111,871 $1.43M
Louisiana 109,453 $1.11M
Kentucky 89,879 $1.04M
Mississippi 88,577 $906K
Michigan 82,303 $1.12M
Iowa 66,523 $636K
Wisconsin 64,782 $780K
South Carolina 61,514 $681K
Arkansas 61,145 $605K
West Virginia 58,074 $663K
Minnesota 49,912 $548K
Kansas 46,033 $520K
Oklahoma 45,110 $580K
Oregon 43,365 $468K
Maryland 42,692 $628K
Massachusetts 42,032 $529K
Arizona 40,637 $490K
Washington 38,521 $463K
Connecticut 36,859 $461K
Nebraska 34,897 $354K
Utah 24,928 $309K
Nevada 21,044 $243K
Idaho 21,010 $273K
New Mexico 15,714 $196K
Rhode Island 15,269 $172K
Hawaii 14,855 $220K
Colorado 14,482 $177K
Delaware 12,010 $184K
North Dakota 11,501 $131K
Montana 9,944 $110K
South Dakota 9,629 $99.4K
New Hampshire 7,245 $99.7K
Maine 6,055 $97.3K
Vermont 5,466 $71.4K
Wyoming 3,812 $44.1K
District of Columbia 2,760 $33.2K
Alaska 2,533 $30K
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 »


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Top prescribers for GLIMEPIRIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TOMAS SEVILLA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled622

LOS ANGELES

California

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled614

MONTEREY PARK

California

ROBERT PUMPELLY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled610

JESUP

Georgia

MALEK KARASSI M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled605

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ARVIS HAWKINS M D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled603

GREENVILLE

Mississippi

NICHOLAS TRAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled601

WESTMINSTER

California

MOHAMMAD CHAUDHRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled600

UNION CITY

New Jersey

KATHRYN LUCAS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled591

MOREHEAD CITY

North Carolina

SEAN NOLAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled589

WEIRTON

West Virginia

JANE BRIDGES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled589

VINCENNES

Indiana

JAMES COCHRAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled583

BAINBRIDGE

Georgia

GHYASS RIZK MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled576

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

MICHAEL LAI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled575

SANTA MARIA

California

JORGE BARBOZA SOSA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled573

EAGLE PASS

Texas

BORIS GUREVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled571

CHICAGO

Illinois

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled563

LOS ANGELES

California

MAHER GHAWJI M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled562

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

AIDA CASTRO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled559

TAMPA

Florida

STEPHEN HARLESS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled558

PURVIS

Mississippi

ROBERTO ORTIZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled555

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

IHSAN SAFI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled550

BLUEFIELD

Virginia

LARRY SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled549

VALDOSTA

Georgia

ARTURO ABALOS MD

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled547

DELANO

California

TAYMOUR MALAK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled545

STOCKTON

California

BARBARA BAKER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled545

TULSA

Oklahoma