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METFORMIN HCL ER

METFORMIN HCL

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

5.49M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 62 of 3393

$358M
Retail Cost

Rank: 93 of 3393

1,261,973
Patients

Rank: 71 of 3393

213,658
Prescribers

Rank: 110 of 3393

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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

3.26M

2012

3.89M

2013

4.33M

2014

4.84M

2015

5.45M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$64.5M

2012

$103M

2013

$128M

2014

$156M

2015

$235M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$95

2012

$122

2013

$134

2014

$142

2015

$187

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 94,322 417,301 $43.7M
California 111,003 416,527 $32.3M
Texas 95,541 377,379 $27.5M
North Carolina 63,754 300,298 $12.6M
Florida 65,037 252,671 $18.1M
Ohio 57,381 250,882 $15.8M
Pennsylvania 52,241 239,403 $19.1M
Tennessee 44,303 189,256 $8.52M
Georgia 38,831 179,016 $7.19M
Illinois 42,232 178,779 $9.45M
Virginia 33,028 145,141 $6.94M
Missouri 30,094 144,515 $5.3M
Massachusetts 30,794 144,090 $10.6M
Indiana 33,016 141,123 $6.71M
Michigan 35,428 137,620 $11M
New Jersey 34,388 136,125 $23.2M
South Carolina 29,257 132,629 $8.45M
Wisconsin 30,230 126,810 $5.27M
Alabama 27,879 120,656 $5.97M
Kentucky 23,190 113,686 $7.9M
Minnesota 24,919 103,750 $4.2M
Louisiana 21,272 98,467 $5.37M
Washington 23,559 97,030 $4.93M
Maryland 19,258 69,048 $7.15M
Arizona 18,501 68,707 $4.81M
Mississippi 14,004 67,501 $1.38M
Iowa 13,738 65,845 $1.45M
Oregon 15,287 65,669 $2.45M
Connecticut 14,918 63,061 $7.83M
Kansas 12,370 57,175 $1.62M
Arkansas 9,983 51,920 $1.36M
Oklahoma 11,845 50,971 $2.54M
Colorado 11,990 46,614 $3.3M
West Virginia 9,295 44,591 $2.89M
Utah 10,212 39,560 $1.73M
Idaho 8,998 36,903 $1.29M
Nebraska 6,298 31,451 $805K
Nevada 8,088 30,447 $2.24M
Rhode Island 5,333 28,509 $1.05M
New Mexico 6,791 26,855 $1.54M
Maine 6,749 25,965 $1.42M
New Hampshire 5,547 23,571 $1.4M
Hawaii 4,885 19,426 $1.3M
Montana 3,790 16,902 $471K
South Dakota 2,937 13,849 $309K
Delaware 3,921 13,488 $2.41M
North Dakota 2,442 10,927 $206K
Vermont 2,532 10,258 $674K
District of Columbia 1,922 7,264 $524K
Wyoming 1,557 6,519 $288K
Alaska 1,263 5,769 $195K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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
CAROL DERWACTER C.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled76

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

MICHAEL WOOLERY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

JEREMY DEDEAUX FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled76

ZACHARY

Louisiana

REAGAN ELKINS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled81

ZACHARY

Louisiana

VICKI MUNSON-WHETSTONE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled90

ZACHARY

Louisiana

ALICIA HART FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled81

ZACHARY

Louisiana

MICHELLE COSSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled73

ZACHARY

Louisiana

THOMAS FORESTIERI PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled147

YUMA

Arizona

MICHAEL LAU PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled62

YUMA

Arizona

SERGIO PENAHERRERA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled137

YUMA

Arizona

CHRISTOPHER MOOR PC

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

YUMA

Arizona

LOC NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

YUMA

Arizona

THOMAS TAYLOR M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled154

YULEE

Florida

DAVID WHITE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled319

YULEE

Florida

NATALIE COCHENOUR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

YUKON

Oklahoma

ATHENA FRIESE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

YUKON

Oklahoma

JAMES BROWN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

YUKON

Oklahoma

JOHN BUNDY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled70

YUKON

Oklahoma

JASON BREED M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled83

YUKON

Oklahoma

PREM SALHOTRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled78

YUCCA VALLEY

California

GURINDERPAL KHAIRA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled92

YUCAIPA

California

CHARLES CHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled299

YUCAIPA

California

RAYMUNDO MORALES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

YUCAIPA

California

MEHDI JAHROMI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled70

YUCAIPA

California

DENNIS BECHINI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled84

YUBA CITY

California