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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
ANDREW BROBBEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled411

EUCLID

Ohio

ABDOLLATIF GHIATHI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled408

CUTHBERT

Georgia

JOEL GELLMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled407

FT LAUDERDALE

Florida

YITZCHAK HERMONI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled394

CUMMING

Georgia

DAVID CUNDEY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled393

AIKEN

South Carolina

ASIF RAHMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled390

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

EDGARDO CESPEDES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled384

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID WASSIL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled382

GIBSONBURG

Ohio

CARTER COX MD

General Practice

Claims Filled381

BASTROP

Louisiana

THOMAS OSBORN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled377

HOLDENVILLE

Oklahoma

ARVIND KAMATH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled374

VALLEY

Alabama

WILLIAM RHODES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled368

UNION POINT

Georgia

DAVID LAW M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled367

SPRINGHILL

Louisiana

RUSSELL REEVES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled365

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

MARTIN HARVEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled358

COLLINS

Mississippi

THOMAS SMITH M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled356

HOLDREGE

Nebraska

SILVIA COLEMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled352

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

JOSE LEON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled349

CHULA VISTA

California

GEORGE MARINIDES MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled347

AMHERST

New York

RICHARD FLEMING M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled346

WHITEVILLE

North Carolina

BENJAMIN CITRIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled343

MOBILE

Alabama

MICHAEL KONDASH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled342

SOUTH ABINGTON TOWN

Pennsylvania

PRAMOTE ANANTACHAI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled340

HERRIN

Illinois

RAMON SY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled336

MANNING

South Carolina

JOHN HENDERSON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled330

SEARCY

Arkansas