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Prescriber Checkup » METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. It also is used to prevent angina (chest pain) and to improve survival after a heart attack. Extended-release (long-acting) metoprolol also is used in combination with other medications to treat heart failure. Metoprolol is in a class of medications called beta blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve blood flow and decrease blood pressure More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

12.5M
Medicare Part D Claims
$662M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 1,126,820 $55.2M
California 967,311 $44M
Texas 960,107 $47.3M
Florida 916,712 $43M
Pennsylvania 708,735 $31.3M
Illinois 705,311 $34.6M
North Carolina 573,315 $24.6M
Ohio 545,045 $25.9M
New Jersey 469,663 $25M
Georgia 376,746 $16.4M
Massachusetts 355,987 $16.7M
Indiana 333,542 $16.1M
Missouri 328,870 $14.4M
Kentucky 298,730 $12.8M
Michigan 294,574 $17.6M
Virginia 292,501 $13.8M
Wisconsin 283,845 $13.9M
Louisiana 266,696 $11.3M
Minnesota 263,797 $13.3M
Alabama 240,007 $9.84M
Tennessee 238,689 $10.5M
Washington 235,086 $12.2M
Iowa 215,679 $8.83M
Connecticut 205,050 $10.5M
Mississippi 203,982 $7.84M
Arizona 201,840 $10.4M
South Carolina 193,933 $8.65M
Oregon 182,746 $9.26M
Maryland 178,119 $10.1M
Puerto Rico 172,981 $6.33M
Arkansas 171,351 $7.01M
Oklahoma 170,408 $8.62M
West Virginia 159,110 $7.02M
Kansas 136,943 $6.04M
Colorado 127,851 $6.59M
Nebraska 125,415 $5.03M
New Mexico 74,762 $3.55M
Maine 73,540 $4.37M
New Hampshire 67,147 $3.66M
Idaho 64,639 $3.09M
Utah 64,174 $3.16M
South Dakota 61,985 $2.67M
Nevada 61,808 $2.91M
Hawaii 57,997 $2.47M
North Dakota 57,578 $2.51M
Montana 56,804 $2.53M
Rhode Island 56,413 $2.43M
Vermont 40,315 $2.26M
Delaware 32,461 $1.9M
Wyoming 22,368 $1.03M
District of Columbia 19,120 $855K
Alaska 17,839 $705K
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOSE MARQUEZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,088

MIAMI

Florida

ILDEFONSO MAS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,086

MIAMI

Florida

KLARA FRADLIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,064

BROOKLYN

New York

LAKSHMAN RAO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,063

ERWIN

North Carolina

RICHARD HA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,061

HANNIBAL

Missouri

SURESH GADASALLI M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,059

ODESSA

Texas

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,056

LOS ANGELES

California

MURLIDHAR AMIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,050

NEDERLAND

Texas

ALEKSANDR ZASYPKIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,050

BROOKLYN

New York

EFRAIN MARTINEZ M.D.

Claims Filled1,049

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN LAMANCUSO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,036

JAMESTOWN

New York

CHING-YIN LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,036

NEW YORK

New York

HECTOR URRUTIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,036

MCALLEN

Texas

ROHIT SUNDRANI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,027

FRESNO

California

MANOHAR KOLA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,026

DECATUR

Illinois

JASON LING D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,022

SAN DIEGO

California

MARK CIMINELLI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,018

LANCASTER

South Carolina

CHARLES TILLMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,016

MEXICO

Missouri

NORMAN RAMIREZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,010

MCALLEN

Texas

JOHN ZIAS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,009

LUBBOCK

Texas

NICOLE GALLEGO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,003

MARGATE

Florida

ANDREW KUMPURIS MD

Claims Filled1,002

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

ANATOLE BARKAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,002

BROOKLYN

New York

SANDRA ALVAREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,001

DELAND

Florida

FAIZI JAMAL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,000

CHICAGO

Illinois