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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
MERAB JOSEPH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled667

FAIR LAWN

New Jersey

RISHI RASTOGI MD

Claims Filled664

HAMMONTON

New Jersey

LUCIUS LAMPTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled660

MAGNOLIA

Mississippi

HUGH CRIPPS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled660

SMITHVILLE

Tennessee

DAVID KEITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled655

UNION

South Carolina

BRIAN BURTCH M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled650

MENTOR

Ohio

SUNG-WON LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled650

PALISADES PARK

New Jersey

CHARLES MYERS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled649

EARLYSVILLE

Virginia

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled647

SAN GABRIEL

California

GARLAND WILLIAMS FNPC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled645

BURGAW

North Carolina

MARK SCHULTZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled638

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

THOMAS MASTAKOURIS M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled638

ASTORIA

New York

HEIDI BUCKINGHAM MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled633

DAYTON

Ohio

ANDREW HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled621

TALLADEGA

Alabama

JAMES LAMON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled616

MOULTRIE

Georgia

DALE JONES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled615

MAYFIELD

Kentucky

LAL TANWANI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled614

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

EDWARD CARLOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled611

MOBILE

Alabama

ELIZABETH CURTIS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled610

WINAMAC

Indiana

AZHAR SHEIKH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled598

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

SUSAN WINGO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled594

AMARILLO

Texas

JOSEPH JACKSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled593

WAYNESBORO

Georgia

CHARLIE SONIDO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled591

WAIPAHU

Hawaii

MUBASHIR MAHMOOD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled590

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

STEVEN HAMSTEAD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled590

FARMVILLE

North Carolina