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Prescriber Checkup » TORSEMIDE

TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. This medicine also treats high blood pressure alone or together with other blood pressure medicines. This medicine is a diuretic ("water pill"). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

779K
Medicare Part D Claims
$29.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Texas 72,755 $2.36M
New York 61,596 $1.8M
Ohio 61,364 $1.94M
Florida 58,037 $1.5M
Pennsylvania 50,898 $1.28M
Illinois 47,533 $1.31M
North Carolina 45,528 $1.39M
Georgia 42,437 $1.22M
New Jersey 40,830 $1.01M
Indiana 35,050 $1.11M
Missouri 34,759 $992K
Alabama 33,328 $842K
Tennessee 32,626 $1.03M
California 30,215 $855K
Kentucky 25,952 $803K
Michigan 25,679 $825K
South Carolina 25,259 $740K
Oklahoma 24,751 $843K
Louisiana 23,329 $556K
West Virginia 21,185 $561K
Mississippi 19,476 $499K
Virginia 19,354 $574K
Minnesota 19,252 $539K
Massachusetts 16,546 $592K
Washington 14,661 $527K
Nebraska 12,013 $316K
Wisconsin 11,791 $343K
Arkansas 11,627 $298K
Iowa 10,900 $285K
Kansas 9,811 $272K
Oregon 8,233 $262K
Idaho 6,901 $197K
Connecticut 6,806 $219K
Arizona 5,973 $178K
Nevada 4,998 $141K
New Hampshire 4,674 $167K
Colorado 4,672 $144K
Utah 4,565 $171K
Montana 3,899 $109K
Puerto Rico 3,730 $54.7K
Maryland 3,713 $120K
South Dakota 2,673 $73.3K
Vermont 2,656 $74.1K
Rhode Island 1,827 $49.9K
New Mexico 1,543 $44.3K
Maine 1,398 $58.5K
Alaska 1,241 $29.3K
Hawaii 1,104 $23.9K
North Dakota 1,060 $26.1K
District of Columbia 774 $22.1K
Wyoming 720 $23.4K
Delaware 511 $18.6K
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 TORSEMIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
STEPHEN WELTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,267

SIKESTON

Missouri

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,162

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JANY MOUSSA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled711

WICHITA

Kansas

MARIA ROSA COSTANZO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled666

NAPERVILLE

Illinois

KANDARP PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled626

JACKSON

Tennessee

PHILIP ADAMSON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled593

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

KEVIN SCULLY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled519

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

RODNEY ONO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled513

HILO

Hawaii

ALEXANDER SALERNO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled511

EAST ORANGE

New Jersey

MARSHALL ANDERSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled506

BURLINGTON

North Carolina

ALEXANDER KARPENOS MD

Claims Filled504

EDISON

New Jersey

LUKE NELLIGAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled489

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

ALEXANDRE ALEXEYENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled478

LYNN

Massachusetts

ORLANDO HERNANDEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled478

CINCINNATI

Ohio

THOMAS LEE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled462

HARTFORD CITY

Indiana

THOMAS MANN M.D.PC

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled462

FITZGERALD

Georgia

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled456

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

JERRY MCLANE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled449

BESSEMER

Alabama

SATHISHCHANDR RAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled442

LOGAN

West Virginia

MICHAEL ANGOTTI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled426

CLARKSBURG

West Virginia

WILLIAM LEWIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled423

MARTINSVILLE

Virginia

RONALD KANTOLA DO

Specialist

Claims Filled422

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

JOHN BERTSCH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled419

WILLOUGHBY HILLS

Ohio

IRA MITCHELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled419

FLORENCE

Alabama

ABDEL-MONEIM ATTIA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled413

URBANA

Illinois