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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
MARK HARVEY M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled247

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

RODNEY HANDSHOE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled245

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

MUZAMIL RANA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled244

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

ROBERT ZIPKIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled243

SAN MATEO

California

CHRISTOPHER CENTAFONT D.O.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled242

DOTHAN

Alabama

DANIEL SHREVE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled241

EAST PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

JON PORTNOFF M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled241

UKIAH

California

MICHAEL JERMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled240

TUCSON

Arizona

JOEL FROM M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled240

DES MOINES

Iowa

JEREMY STIDHAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled239

CULLMAN

Alabama

ANUJ JAIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled237

LINCOLN

Nebraska

AARON STEIN MD

Claims Filled235

NORTH BERGEN

New Jersey

HISHAM BA'ALBAKI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled235

FLORENCE

Alabama

DAVID FRAZIER MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled234

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

FRED TANABE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled234

AIEA

Hawaii

MICHAEL BUTLER

Specialist

Claims Filled233

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

ANGEL ALICEA M.D.

Claims Filled231

SEAFORD

Delaware

SHIV KAPOOR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled227

CONNERSVILLE

Indiana

HELMUT PYHEL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled227

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

THAI NGUYEN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled225

WESTMINSTER

California

ARUN KARSAN M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled224

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

DAVID DOBSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled221

BEVERLY

Massachusetts

JAMES HURTIG MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled219

MANHATTAN

Kansas

FARAH ATALLAH-LAJAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled219

LONG ISLAND CITY

New York

DARIUS ALIABADI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled218

DOTHAN

Alabama