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METFORMIN HCL ER

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

3.23M
Medicare Part D Claims
$63.9M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 239,812 $5.83M
California 227,878 $4.84M
Texas 215,030 $4.19M
North Carolina 184,883 $3.14M
Florida 180,566 $3.82M
Ohio 139,368 $2.77M
Pennsylvania 134,924 $2.67M
Tennessee 118,943 $2.15M
Illinois 116,971 $2.22M
Georgia 114,457 $1.94M
Missouri 87,942 $1.45M
Alabama 86,266 $1.27M
Virginia 83,074 $1.69M
New Jersey 81,573 $2.07M
Indiana 81,227 $1.67M
South Carolina 80,136 $1.38M
Massachusetts 76,226 $1.57M
Wisconsin 75,061 $1.48M
Kentucky 74,582 $1.43M
Michigan 70,001 $1.73M
Louisiana 62,718 $1.24M
Minnesota 55,962 $1.29M
Washington 51,355 $972K
Mississippi 45,642 $647K
Iowa 41,207 $565K
Oregon 37,686 $647K
Connecticut 37,489 $837K
Arkansas 37,035 $503K
Arizona 35,029 $805K
Maryland 33,652 $777K
Oklahoma 32,025 $631K
Kansas 30,275 $546K
West Virginia 29,678 $580K
Colorado 24,102 $462K
Idaho 23,832 $485K
Utah 22,189 $418K
Rhode Island 19,726 $277K
Nevada 19,440 $482K
Nebraska 19,431 $289K
Hawaii 14,971 $292K
Maine 14,402 $338K
New Mexico 14,003 $308K
New Hampshire 11,880 $237K
Montana 10,537 $202K
South Dakota 8,646 $128K
Vermont 6,597 $135K
North Dakota 6,140 $104K
Delaware 6,099 $171K
Wyoming 5,326 $83K
Alaska 4,378 $69.4K
District of Columbia 3,264 $66.3K
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 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 ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAUF BABA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,097

DYERSBURG

Tennessee

JEFFREY RUSSELL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,083

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

XIAORONG HE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,045

ELMHURST

New York

DAVID LILJENQUIST MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled936

IDAHO FALLS

Idaho

MICHAEL VAVRIK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled869

CARROLLTON

Georgia

MANUELA MENDES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled862

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

WILLIAM BESTERMANN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled828

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

DENNIS KRAUSS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled795

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

KEITH WOO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled758

HONOLULU

Hawaii

HORIDEL FEBO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled744

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ROBERT WIELENGA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled740

DOWNEY

California

HAROLD WHEELER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled728

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

ALVERIS MOLINA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled705

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

SARA ACEVEDO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled703

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

STEVEN SKAHILL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled689

WILLIAMSTON

North Carolina

ERICA CARDONA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled688

JAMAICA

New York

HUGH CRIPPS MD

Claims Filled687

SMITHVILLE

Tennessee

CAROLINAS MEDICAL CENTER

Claims Filled669

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

JASON PAEK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled655

WALNUT

California

STEPHEN WEST MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled626

EVERGREEN

Alabama

JESUS HERNANDEZ MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled622

NEW YORK

New York

LEONARD NYLAND M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled619

MADISON

North Carolina

WAI LEUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled612

FLUSHING

New York

LUIS LUGO-ARRENDELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled608

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

CARLOS ACOSTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled608

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico