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SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbeat. This medicine is a beta blocker. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

766K
Medicare Part D Claims
$24.7M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 88,929 $2.28M
California 82,514 $2.08M
Pennsylvania 69,298 $1.65M
Ohio 59,260 $1.61M
Texas 53,390 $1.26M
Tennessee 42,318 $850K
Missouri 36,332 $745K
New York 35,199 $1.17M
North Carolina 34,047 $821K
Illinois 31,681 $802K
Kentucky 29,276 $615K
Georgia 27,321 $633K
New Jersey 24,131 $726K
Kansas 23,894 $515K
Louisiana 23,445 $445K
Indiana 23,401 $586K
Arkansas 22,864 $458K
Iowa 21,752 $405K
Michigan 21,074 $564K
Alabama 20,280 $412K
Massachusetts 18,511 $599K
Virginia 18,472 $472K
Mississippi 17,403 $320K
South Carolina 16,479 $374K
Arizona 14,971 $473K
Wisconsin 14,487 $379K
Minnesota 13,678 $341K
Oklahoma 11,274 $275K
Connecticut 11,092 $340K
Washington 10,586 $289K
West Virginia 9,173 $190K
Oregon 8,884 $222K
Colorado 7,476 $186K
Nebraska 7,162 $141K
Maryland 6,068 $186K
Maine 5,856 $210K
Utah 5,098 $136K
South Dakota 4,508 $92.1K
Idaho 4,236 $113K
New Hampshire 3,893 $124K
Rhode Island 3,817 $108K
Montana 3,701 $79.3K
Nevada 3,438 $101K
Wyoming 2,171 $45.1K
New Mexico 2,054 $50.5K
Vermont 1,880 $54.6K
Puerto Rico 1,614 $29.1K
North Dakota 1,451 $33.9K
Delaware 1,301 $45.5K
Hawaii 1,218 $43.5K
Alaska 404 $9,850
District of Columbia 190 $7,429
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 SOTALOL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT SWEET M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled295

BEAUMONT

Texas

RAY ALLEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled293

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

MICHAEL RUKAVINA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled293

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ASSEM FARHAT MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled292

WICHITA

Kansas

GREGORY BRUCE M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled290

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

BILLY A HAMMOND MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled288

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

DEEPAK KAPADIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled287

MADISONVILLE

Kentucky

WILLIAM HAAZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled287

MEADOWBROOK

Pennsylvania

DAVID WENDT MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled287

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

AHMED ABDEL-LATIEF MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled285

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

BARRY DERAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled285

MAUMEE

Ohio

FELIX SOGADE M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled285

MACON

Georgia

JERRY KENNETT M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled283

COLUMBIA

Missouri

CHARLES MACHELL M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled282

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

GERSHON PERRY MD FACC

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled281

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

ALEXANDRE PETRAKIAN MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled281

TYLER

Texas

RIYAD MOHAMA MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled280

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

AARON HESSELSON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled280

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

NATARAJAN THANNOLI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled279

SOMERSET

Kentucky

WILLIAM PATTERSON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled277

SEVIERVILLE

Tennessee

STANLEY BLEICH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled276

METAIRIE

Louisiana

THOMAS KILLIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled276

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

CHARLIE ROUSE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled274

CARROLLTON

Georgia

JOSEPH CEFALU MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled272

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

JOSEPH GATTUSO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled271

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania