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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
STANLEY CHO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TUSTIN

California

RICHARD KENNEDY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

COLUMBIA

Tennessee

KETAN SHETH MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

BURNHAM

Pennsylvania

DARYL MORRICAL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

MUNCIE

Indiana

LEE BESEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PECKVILLE

Pennsylvania

EDGAR WOLLAM

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

AUSTELL

Georgia

VIJAY KUMAR M.D.,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLINTWOOD

Virginia

CHARLOTTE ROBERTSON ACNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

BILLINGS

Montana

STEVEN RINNER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

DALLAS

Texas

MICHAEL TARADASH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BURLINGAME

California

BRUCE USHER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

CARY

North Carolina

GROVA SATTERFIELD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

JACKIE STRINGFELLOW M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CARROLLTON

Georgia

MERLE DAVIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHAWNEE

Oklahoma

DAVID JOYCE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

LORAIN

Ohio

MICHAEL CHAPPELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GREER

South Carolina

LARISA KLOTS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EAST BRUNSWICK

New Jersey

BENJAMIN HESTER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GREER

South Carolina

PATTY HORTON NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

MACON

Mississippi

CORRIE BURGESS F.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

NEW HARTFORD

New York

DANIEL KRAMER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAINT CHARLES

Missouri

ARDEN VIRNIG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ONAMIA

Minnesota

DALJEET SINGH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HIGGINSVILLE

Missouri

ANTHONY SPOSATO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRIGHTON

Massachusetts

SANJAY MADAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLEARWATER

Florida