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METFORMIN HCL

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

4.84M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 68 of 3395

$156M
Retail Cost

Rank: 182 of 3395

1,098,651
Patients

Rank: 83 of 3395

198,171
Prescribers

Rank: 114 of 3395

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65%

of people say

it's worth it

46%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.88M

2011

3.27M

2012

3.9M

2013

4.33M

2014

4.84M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$47.7M

2011

$64.7M

2012

$103M

2013

$128M

2014

$156M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$35

2011

$34

2012

$32

2013

$31

2014

$27

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 83,203 369,738 $16.4M
California 93,463 356,748 $13M
Texas 83,620 333,813 $11M
North Carolina 56,127 270,195 $5.84M
Florida 58,294 233,922 $7.22M
Ohio 50,964 223,986 $7.89M
Pennsylvania 44,839 205,973 $9.18M
Tennessee 39,340 171,997 $4.4M
Georgia 34,216 161,310 $3.89M
Illinois 37,405 161,016 $4.53M
Missouri 26,692 130,524 $3.13M
Virginia 28,943 126,226 $3.35M
Indiana 28,525 122,266 $3.58M
South Carolina 26,125 120,724 $3.2M
Michigan 31,588 119,663 $5.64M
Massachusetts 24,860 118,425 $4.67M
New Jersey 29,550 112,593 $5.57M
Alabama 25,232 112,525 $3.01M
Wisconsin 25,722 109,341 $2.85M
Kentucky 20,549 100,718 $2.97M
Louisiana 18,777 89,225 $2.47M
Minnesota 20,575 85,589 $2.4M
Washington 19,286 81,640 $2.07M
Mississippi 12,236 60,428 $942K
Maryland 16,474 59,139 $2.9M
Iowa 12,018 58,994 $1.03M
Arizona 15,614 58,888 $2.13M
Oregon 12,710 54,969 $1.37M
Connecticut 12,884 54,553 $2.99M
Kansas 10,626 49,713 $1.19M
Arkansas 9,029 47,814 $906K
Oklahoma 10,606 44,981 $1.18M
West Virginia 8,259 39,294 $954K
Colorado 9,694 38,442 $1.3M
Utah 8,654 34,125 $1.01M
Idaho 7,632 32,486 $736K
Nebraska 5,298 26,944 $420K
Nevada 7,057 26,547 $934K
Rhode Island 4,859 25,933 $832K
New Mexico 5,688 22,599 $855K
Maine 5,555 21,887 $1.07M
New Hampshire 4,779 20,422 $767K
Hawaii 4,204 18,160 $790K
Montana 3,084 13,626 $266K
South Dakota 2,513 12,150 $176K
Delaware 3,232 11,304 $635K
Vermont 2,198 9,198 $335K
North Dakota 1,986 8,844 $123K
District of Columbia 1,660 6,672 $239K
Wyoming 1,383 6,109 $129K
Alaska 1,077 5,590 $125K
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 METFORMIN HCL ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PATRICK MOORE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,482

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

DAVID LILJENQUIST MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,265

IDAHO FALLS

Idaho

XIAORONG HE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,207

ELMHURST

New York

DONG SOO SON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,027

ANAHEIM

California

RAUF BABA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,013

DYERSBURG

Tennessee

RONALD HUNTER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled973

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

STEPHEN WEST MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled935

EVERGREEN

Alabama

KATHRYN LUCAS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled916

MOREHEAD CITY

North Carolina

JONATHAN WAITMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled877

NEW YORK

New York

MOHAMED ZEITOUN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled872

HOBART

Indiana

GLENN SCHEXNAYDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled869

DONALDSONVILLE

Louisiana

MICHAEL VAVRIK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled869

CARROLLTON

Georgia

JASON PAEK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled867

WALNUT

California

ROBERT HENDRICKSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled841

BRODHEAD

Kentucky

JESSICA ROSA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled832

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

HAROLD WHEELER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled828

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

GARY FIELD MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled818

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

THOMAS MCKELVEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled815

MOBILE

Alabama

PANKAJ VYAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled812

BENSON

North Carolina

KEITH WOO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled810

HONOLULU

Hawaii

WAI LEUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled806

FLUSHING

New York

IHSAN SAFI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled788

BLUEFIELD

Virginia

IRINA KORABLEVA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled787

CANTON

Ohio

JOHN GILBERT M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled785

FULLERTON

California

MICHAEL LIN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled776

SAN GABRIEL

California