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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
MICHAEL MERHIGE M.D>

Specialist

Claims Filled436

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

CHARLES MINEHART MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled434

WYOMISSING

Pennsylvania

JAIME DUARTE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled413

HOUSTON

Texas

GENE EARL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled410

TYLER

Texas

CHAN PARK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled403

SLATERSVILLE

Rhode Island

STEVEN KOROTKIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled391

BINGHAM FARMS

Michigan

FRED TALARICO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled390

UTICA

New York

DAVID GERMAN MD PSC

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled387

GLASGOW

Kentucky

SAJID SIDDIQ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled380

WOONSOCKET

Rhode Island

LINDA CALHOUN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled379

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

TAO DUONG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled378

WESTMINSTER

California

ROGER STRUNK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled373

FRANKFORT

Kentucky

ERIC JANIS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled373

SMITHFIELD

North Carolina

ROBERT MYERS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled373

DALLAS

Texas

JOSEPH GATTUSO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled371

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

VIKRAM ARORA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled366

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

RICHARD CLOUSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled363

GLASGOW

Kentucky

PAULA HOLLINGSWORTH MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled362

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

RONALD MOORE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled358

NEW BERN

North Carolina

RONALD WALSH D.O.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled356

LARGO

Florida

PETER MILDER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled354

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

STEVEN LONGOBARDI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled346

FORT MYERS

Florida

DALPINDER SANDHU MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled342

FRESNO

California

KAREN SMALL MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled338

GLASGOW

Kentucky

ROBERT HAMMONS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled338

FRANKFORT

Kentucky