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PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. It is also used to prevent angina (chest pain) and migraine headaches. Propranolol is also used to improve survival after a heart attack. Propranolol is in a class of medications called beta blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve blood flow and decrease blood pressure. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.85M
Medicare Part D Claims
$58.9M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 239,581 $4.56M
Florida 148,428 $3.49M
New York 129,024 $3.46M
Pennsylvania 128,606 $3.65M
Texas 121,608 $2.93M
Ohio 102,939 $2.89M
Illinois 87,486 $2.23M
North Carolina 77,754 $1.93M
Tennessee 70,056 $1.44M
Massachusetts 66,557 $1.53M
Missouri 65,780 $1.44M
Michigan 64,273 $2.07M
Georgia 61,083 $1.54M
Indiana 58,901 $1.66M
Minnesota 54,149 $1.56M
Wisconsin 51,567 $1.51M
Washington 50,401 $1.21M
Virginia 50,232 $1.36M
Kentucky 48,708 $1.08M
Arizona 46,124 $1.01M
Alabama 44,505 $884K
New Jersey 43,908 $1.35M
Iowa 40,759 $1.04M
Oregon 40,577 $969K
Oklahoma 38,358 $909K
Louisiana 34,708 $809K
Arkansas 34,453 $670K
Mississippi 34,265 $678K
Colorado 32,843 $843K
South Carolina 30,102 $726K
Kansas 29,144 $629K
Puerto Rico 28,950 $496K
West Virginia 24,286 $574K
Connecticut 24,002 $623K
Maryland 23,815 $744K
Nebraska 19,603 $441K
Maine 16,235 $445K
New Mexico 15,676 $370K
Utah 14,989 $438K
Idaho 13,491 $327K
Nevada 12,985 $274K
Rhode Island 12,918 $284K
North Dakota 10,855 $317K
Montana 10,677 $269K
New Hampshire 9,974 $287K
South Dakota 9,520 $258K
Hawaii 7,905 $178K
Vermont 6,845 $202K
Delaware 4,361 $149K
Wyoming 3,795 $107K
Alaska 3,746 $68.2K
District of Columbia 2,184 $50.9K
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 PROPRANOLOL HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RODNEY SMITH MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,069

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

MELBORNE WILLIAMS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled857

DANVILLE

Kentucky

OLIN LEPARD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled664

WAYNE

Michigan

ROBERT RAWSKI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled514

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

YURI BUSI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled461

GLENDALE

California

ALEX ORTEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled454

ANCHORAGE

Alaska

TIMOTHY FREEMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled443

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JOSE ROCAMORA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled391

EL CENTRO

California

MIGUEL GUTIERREZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled372

MCALLEN

Texas

PETER STIMPSON M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled369

LOUDON

Tennessee

WELDON MALLGREN D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled362

CLAREMORE

Oklahoma

MICHAEL LISIAK MD

Claims Filled358

ATASCADERO

California

JONATHAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled358

LONG BEACH

California

MANIKANDA RAJA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled329

HEMET

California

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled325

HAYTI

Missouri

JAWEED HUSAIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled318

BROOKLYN

New York

THOMAS HAYS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled314

BUFFALO

New York

JIONG-MING HU M.D., PH.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled313

FLUSHING

New York

FERNANDO LOPEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled310

DOTHAN

Alabama

MILLICENT FLYNN APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled303

FARMINGTON

Connecticut

JAMES ANTHONY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled300

CINCINNATI

Ohio

MITCHELL WICKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled291

HAZARD

Kentucky

DAVID KRAFT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled288

NORTHAMPTON

Massachusetts

DIVYAKANT KIKANI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled281

SAN BERNARDINO

California

HOOSHANG POOR

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled273

NEWTON

Massachusetts