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METOPROLOL TARTRATE

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

17.6M
Medicare Part D Claims
$126M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 1,479,423 $11.4M
Florida 1,436,766 $9.24M
New York 1,363,989 $10.3M
Pennsylvania 1,353,670 $8.83M
Ohio 979,562 $7.04M
Texas 949,627 $6.07M
Illinois 755,091 $5.07M
North Carolina 609,050 $3.8M
Tennessee 550,359 $3.27M
Michigan 514,842 $3.68M
Georgia 475,502 $3.03M
Missouri 452,131 $2.9M
Massachusetts 442,311 $3.14M
Kentucky 395,701 $2.54M
New Jersey 395,364 $2.76M
Virginia 386,133 $2.62M
Minnesota 372,146 $2.85M
Wisconsin 365,175 $2.7M
Indiana 360,659 $2.53M
Arizona 316,002 $2.19M
South Carolina 299,444 $1.83M
Washington 293,855 $2.09M
Iowa 283,779 $1.66M
Louisiana 268,708 $1.6M
Alabama 257,444 $1.49M
Puerto Rico 255,729 $1.86M
Arkansas 231,261 $1.3M
Maryland 216,105 $1.74M
Connecticut 215,880 $1.54M
Oklahoma 215,208 $1.42M
Oregon 199,067 $1.37M
Colorado 193,156 $1.38M
West Virginia 188,767 $1.28M
Mississippi 170,409 $967K
Kansas 151,245 $991K
Maine 128,188 $1.02M
Nebraska 126,445 $778K
Rhode Island 125,207 $787K
Nevada 100,541 $683K
New Mexico 86,049 $580K
New Hampshire 69,668 $522K
North Dakota 63,667 $447K
South Dakota 60,770 $399K
Idaho 58,286 $428K
Montana 50,298 $331K
Hawaii 47,896 $433K
Utah 44,170 $279K
Vermont 43,937 $318K
Delaware 27,886 $220K
Wyoming 24,438 $159K
District of Columbia 21,007 $147K
Alaska 10,068 $78.3K
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 TARTRATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT BURNS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,579

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

JAVID YADEGAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,545

BROOKLYN

New York

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,513

VANCOUVER

Washington

BRIAN KIMMEL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,507

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JITENDRA PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,475

PORTSMOUTH

Ohio

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,467

LORAIN

Ohio

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,457

SMYRNA

Georgia

MARC RAAD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,437

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,420

DUNEDIN

Florida

JEFFREY AMIDON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,389

ROME

New York

DANIEL MCGOWAN M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,385

KEARNEY

Nebraska

KENNETH BIROS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,385

CANAL FULTON

Ohio

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,384

TEXARKANA

Texas

LEONARD ELLISON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,370

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

FAISAL WASEEM M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,360

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL

New York

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,358

GALAX

Virginia

JONATHAN ALLRED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,357

JAMESTOWN

Tennessee

ALAN SMITH MD

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled1,356

KENMORE

New York

PITT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Claims Filled1,347

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

DAVID BARRASSO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,330

MEDFORD

Massachusetts

SURESH NAIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,328

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

LAURENCE PETTY M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled1,325

PLANT CITY

Florida

JAMES SEXSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,318

AUSTELL

Georgia

PAUL CHU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,315

SAN FRANCISCO

California

KRISHNAMOHAN NAMBURI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,312

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana