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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
KEITH KUSUNIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled332

POMONA

California

SYED ABBAS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled329

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

RICHARD SIMONS D.O.

Claims Filled325

SEAFORD

Delaware

TIMOTHY WAACK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled323

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

VED GANESHRAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled320

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

STANLEY DEFEHR MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled317

BARTLESVILLE

Oklahoma

JEFFREY GUTTAS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled316

SAN MATEO

California

WILLIAM PATTERSON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled315

SEVIERVILLE

Tennessee

SUBHI ABU-HALAWA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled313

CEDAR RAPIDS

Iowa

ROGER WILLIAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled303

CAVE CITY

Kentucky

MICHAEL RIHNER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled303

MOBILE

Alabama

CHRISTOPHER LUTTMANN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled302

PAWTUCKET

Rhode Island

WILLIAM THORNBURY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled301

GLASGOW

Kentucky

RITESH GUPTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled301

MOBILE

Alabama

AVANISH MEHTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled299

CUMBERLAND

Rhode Island

BENJAMIN CITRIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled299

MOBILE

Alabama

ROBERT HALSTED M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled296

WASHINGTON

Missouri

SANFORD LUBETKIN MD, FACC

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled291

HOUSTON

Texas

PATRICK MATHIAS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled291

KISSIMMEE

Florida

EDWARD CARLOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled289

MOBILE

Alabama

ALTAF GIRACH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled289

CUMBERLAND

Rhode Island

BARRY HOLCOMB MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled287

GRAND JUNCTION

Colorado

HUGO GARCIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled287

MIAMI

Florida

AGUSTIN CABRERA-SANTAMARI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled285

AMARILLO

Texas

HOANG NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled285

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California