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FLECAINIDE ACETATE

Flecainide is used to prevent certain types of life-threatening irregular heartbeats. Flecainide is in a class of medications called antiarrhythmics. It works by slowing electrical signals in the heart to stabilize the heart rhythm. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

264K
Medicare Part D Claims
$23.7M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 45,084 $3.13M
Texas 27,785 $1.54M
Florida 26,562 $1.65M
Pennsylvania 20,298 $1.15M
Ohio 19,915 $1.17M
North Carolina 18,607 $984K
Georgia 16,172 $841K
Tennessee 13,766 $681K
Illinois 11,606 $677K
Arizona 11,497 $673K
New York 10,210 $565K
Virginia 10,186 $584K
Missouri 10,087 $559K
Minnesota 9,797 $523K
Oregon 9,755 $502K
Alabama 9,705 $445K
Michigan 9,167 $582K
Kansas 8,050 $453K
Wisconsin 8,006 $447K
Washington 7,853 $455K
Kentucky 7,642 $385K
South Carolina 6,532 $347K
Louisiana 6,080 $338K
Utah 5,962 $347K
Massachusetts 5,933 $398K
Iowa 5,757 $285K
Colorado 5,671 $381K
Indiana 5,288 $319K
Puerto Rico 4,501 $147K
New Jersey 4,467 $294K
Nebraska 4,388 $207K
Arkansas 4,089 $188K
Mississippi 3,993 $185K
Idaho 3,732 $228K
Oklahoma 3,489 $184K
West Virginia 3,299 $163K
Connecticut 3,298 $226K
Maryland 3,227 $226K
South Dakota 2,859 $154K
Nevada 2,693 $157K
New Mexico 2,224 $120K
New Hampshire 1,946 $134K
Hawaii 1,765 $126K
Maine 1,705 $130K
Montana 1,603 $91.2K
Wyoming 1,245 $70.6K
Rhode Island 1,039 $56.6K
Delaware 894 $75K
North Dakota 839 $46.2K
Vermont 591 $37.7K
Alaska 175 $7,819
District of Columbia 112 $9,365
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 FLECAINIDE ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT STYPEREK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled707

ROME

Georgia

CARMINE ODDIS M.D.

Claims Filled535

MACON

Georgia

RONALD HABERMAN MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled455

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

DAVID RODAK M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled427

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

TIMOTHY MARSHALL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled425

TUCSON

Arizona

DENIS MADDOX M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled422

BAKERSFIELD

California

CHUN HWANG MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled415

PROVO

Utah

SUKHVINDER BHAJAL

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled391

VISALIA

California

STANLEY WIGGINS MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled388

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

PAUL COFFEEN MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled382

AUSTIN

Texas

MICHAEL PINSON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled381

DOTHAN

Alabama

GERY TOMASSONI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled348

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

FRANKLIN HANDEL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled345

DAYTON

Ohio

KEVIN KRAVITZ MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled319

DAYTON

Ohio

ALLEN SPITLER MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled309

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

DAVID WENDT MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled304

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

RICHARD MCBRIDE M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled301

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

JAMES WASENMILLER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled298

SALEM

Oregon

EDWARD CHIU M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled293

WHEELING

West Virginia

HARRY HAWTHORNE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled290

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

ERIC ENGER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled290

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

MAYER RASHTIAN M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled290

PASADENA

California

JEFFREY WHITEHILL MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled290

AUSTIN

Texas

DAVID TSCHOPP MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled281

AUSTIN

Texas

RONALD MAHONEY M. D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled272

HOUSTON

Texas