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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 HINDS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled283

MARTIN

Tennessee

GLEN ZUROSKE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled279

RICHLAND

Washington

ANDREW BUSTIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled279

FRANKFORT

Kentucky

BARRY MURPHY MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled277

WICHITA

Kansas

ALAN SMUCKLER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled276

ALCOA

Tennessee

THOMAS MOLLOY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled274

FAIR LAWN

New Jersey

MICHAEL GRACEFFO MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled271

ARLINGTON

Texas

MANUEL ABELLA M.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled270

MIAMI

Florida

PATRICK ELLIS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled268

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

DINESH SHAW M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled266

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

ARTHUR VANDYKE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled266

MENTOR

Ohio

CHARLES CRAMER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled265

ARLINGTON

Texas

VICTOR ECHENIQUE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled264

SLIDELL

Louisiana

MICHAEL HONAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled262

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

EDGARDO CESPEDES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled261

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID PERLOFF MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled259

FORT LAUDERDALE

Florida

TODD ORSZULAK DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

LEWIS DICKINSON M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled257

GLASGOW

Kentucky

HARRY DAYTON M. D., PH. D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled257

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

JAMES FOSNAUGH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled256

LINCOLN

Nebraska

ROQUE ARTEAGA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled255

NORTH PLATTE

Nebraska

GAYNEL TAYLOR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled250

DOTHAN

Alabama

PAUL DUNN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled248

EDMONTON

Kentucky

MAYANK MODI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled248

WYOMISSING

Pennsylvania

FRANKLIN WEFALD M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled247

SMITHFIELD

North Carolina