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BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Bisoprolol is in a class of medications called beta blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve and decrease blood pressure. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

363K
Medicare Part D Claims
$20.5M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 42,251 $1.79M
Texas 37,384 $1.57M
California 36,809 $1.75M
New York 35,102 $1.38M
Kentucky 31,335 $1.09M
Pennsylvania 27,060 $1M
North Carolina 21,993 $812K
Alabama 21,281 $782K
New Jersey 17,252 $773K
Georgia 16,398 $618K
Illinois 15,982 $716K
Rhode Island 14,988 $500K
Ohio 14,959 $645K
Nebraska 14,105 $454K
Louisiana 13,734 $436K
Tennessee 12,306 $449K
Iowa 11,332 $407K
Michigan 10,707 $529K
Indiana 8,971 $360K
Virginia 8,624 $363K
Wisconsin 8,014 $339K
Kansas 7,539 $284K
Oklahoma 6,978 $295K
Washington 5,824 $267K
Arkansas 5,732 $187K
Massachusetts 5,671 $216K
Missouri 5,433 $205K
Arizona 4,773 $221K
South Carolina 4,714 $186K
Maryland 4,275 $221K
Nevada 3,888 $153K
Idaho 3,341 $136K
Mississippi 3,315 $110K
Delaware 3,182 $143K
Colorado 3,169 $144K
Oregon 3,111 $127K
Puerto Rico 2,390 $65.4K
Hawaii 2,318 $85.8K
West Virginia 2,313 $83.4K
New Hampshire 2,077 $90.3K
Connecticut 1,804 $86.3K
Minnesota 1,651 $74.9K
Montana 1,399 $55.5K
South Dakota 1,034 $39.4K
Maine 1,008 $54.2K
North Dakota 944 $33.8K
Utah 939 $41.1K
New Mexico 734 $32.9K
Alaska 642 $28.6K
Wyoming 532 $22.6K
Vermont 377 $18.1K
District of Columbia 209 $10.1K
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 BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HARRY HAWTHORNE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,495

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

JOAQUIN MARTINEZ-ARRARAS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,038

AMARILLO

Texas

DOUGLAS WELSH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled811

NORFOLK

Nebraska

MELISSA WALTON-SHIRLEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled769

GLASGOW

Kentucky

MIROSLAW SOCHANSKI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled729

CHICAGO

Illinois

JAMES WHITESIDE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled715

GLASGOW

Kentucky

RICHARD COHN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled631

TUCSON

Arizona

WILLIAM TRAVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled596

GLASGOW

Kentucky

JEFFREY BOYD M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled563

AMES

Iowa

KIRIT DESAI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled556

WOONSOCKET

Rhode Island

IAN GILSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled546

GLASGOW

Kentucky

THOMAS BRANDT M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled543

NORFOLK

Nebraska

ANTHONY RAGUSA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled522

ROCHESTER

New York

MIGUEL CASTELLANOS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled514

ORANGE

Texas

MARK BRAUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled512

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

DWAYNE SCHMIDT M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled503

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JOSEPH MAZZA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled494

WOONSOCKET

Rhode Island

DEAN KEREIAKES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled489

CINCINNATI

Ohio

HUAN D LE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled486

WESTMINSTER

California

WARREN HENDERSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled484

LAGRANGE

Georgia

JOSE SOTO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled456

HOUSTON

Texas

HANY SHANOUDY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled450

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

JON LELEUX MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled449

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

DAVID KURZROCK M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled446

SAN MATEO

California

HANI SABBOUR M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled441

WOONSOCKET

Rhode Island