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GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN

GLIPIZIDE/METFORMIN HCL

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

390K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 392 of 3395

$31.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 556 of 3395

82,262
Patients

Rank: 453 of 3395

42,097
Prescribers

Rank: 447 of 3395

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 13,849 59,379 $5.49M
California 10,434 45,631 $3.84M
Florida 9,397 44,064 $3.19M
New York 8,302 43,595 $3.24M
Pennsylvania 2,611 13,139 $1.03M
Georgia 2,053 10,284 $706K
North Carolina 2,077 10,197 $774K
Illinois 2,272 10,037 $880K
New Jersey 2,116 9,198 $699K
Ohio 2,002 8,777 $813K
South Carolina 1,667 8,650 $620K
Alabama 1,686 7,987 $603K
Tennessee 1,455 6,738 $541K
Wisconsin 1,440 6,481 $667K
Arkansas 1,095 6,382 $413K
Missouri 1,049 5,561 $430K
Indiana 1,166 5,363 $469K
Mississippi 967 4,975 $349K
Michigan 1,263 4,904 $484K
Virginia 1,130 4,816 $424K
Maryland 1,104 4,270 $378K
Kentucky 829 4,094 $345K
Louisiana 840 4,069 $318K
Massachusetts 674 3,098 $280K
Connecticut 655 2,958 $253K
Arizona 706 2,950 $242K
Rhode Island 461 2,762 $225K
Hawaii 641 2,722 $254K
Iowa 515 2,614 $227K
Oklahoma 587 2,565 $209K
Nevada 560 2,511 $217K
Colorado 484 2,091 $191K
Washington 417 1,803 $155K
West Virginia 369 1,785 $160K
Minnesota 418 1,713 $177K
Kansas 318 1,505 $131K
Utah 285 1,250 $121K
Nebraska 208 1,161 $88.6K
Oregon 247 1,024 $92.6K
Delaware 196 743 $71.7K
New Mexico 172 730 $59.5K
South Dakota 126 682 $53.5K
District of Columbia 128 509 $37.3K
New Hampshire 115 494 $43.8K
Idaho 111 470 $42.1K
Maine 124 452 $52.8K
Vermont 67 264 $26.5K
North Dakota 52 230 $22K
Montana 48 207 $15.9K
Wyoming 46 166 $17.3K
Alaska 14 108 $5,245
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-METFORMIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled895

MCALLEN

Texas

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled815

LOS ANGELES

California

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled758

LOS ANGELES

California

JIAN WEI ZHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled546

NEW YORK

New York

MANUEL FIGUEROA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled513

LOS ANGELES

California

LISEN LIU MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled510

FLUSHING

New York

KYUNG HAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled485

LOS ANGELES

California

SAMUEL PADILLA ROSA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled471

MANATI

Puerto Rico

CHANG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled465

FLUSHING

New York

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled459

HIALEAH

Florida

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled458

SAN GABRIEL

California

MARIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled456

RIO GRANDE CITY

Texas

BALTAZAR RODRIGUEZ CRUZ

General Practice

Claims Filled448

LARES

Puerto Rico

PEDRO CRUZ-QUILES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled440

ISABELA

Puerto Rico

CHEONG CHOI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled421

VAN NUYS

California

RODOLFO GUZMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled417

BRONX

New York

DANIEL FRANCO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled413

SAN BERNARDINO

California

SERENA LEE M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled407

PARSIPPANY

New Jersey

SUNG-NAE BYUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled407

LOS ANGELES

California

CIRO RAMIREZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled390

MIAMI

Florida

LARRY SUK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled368

GARDENA

California

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled364

LOS ANGELES

California

FRANCISCO FONTANET MD

Specialist

Claims Filled363

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

JORGE BARBOZA SOSA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled363

EAGLE PASS

Texas

SUDHIR KUMAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled352

FORREST CITY

Arkansas