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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
MIR VARQUEZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled326

CULLMAN

Alabama

ARIF GOREJA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled326

MISHAWAKA

Indiana

JON HUGHES MD PC

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled324

VERNAL

Utah

WASEEM PERACHA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled322

HOUSTON

Texas

JOSE VILLEGAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled322

CARLINVILLE

Illinois

MARK RUMANCIK MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled321

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

WILLIE SESSIONS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled318

HENDERSON

North Carolina

SAMUEL NEWSOME MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled317

KING

North Carolina

GHAYAS HABACH M.D., M.P.H.

Nephrology

Claims Filled315

SYLACAUGA

Alabama

ROBERT MYERS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled313

DALLAS

Texas

WILLIAM KENDRICK M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled310

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

TIMOTHY STIVRINS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled309

LINCOLN

Nebraska

FRANK HRISOMALOS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled300

BLOOMINGTON

Indiana

DAVID ZELECHOSKI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled299

LEWISBURG

Pennsylvania

JOSE MUNIN MD

Claims Filled297

NORTH BERGEN

New Jersey

MICHAEL HANNA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled297

MAYFIELD HTS

Ohio

TIMOTHY O'KEEFE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled297

JOPLIN

Missouri

JOSEPH JACOBS MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled293

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

DONALD BURKINDINE DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled291

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

WILLIAM WINKELMEYER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled289

COLUMBIA

Missouri

RICHARD HOLM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

BROOKINGS

South Dakota

PETER AMSTERDAM MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled288

DUBLIN

Ohio

BENJAMIN IGWEMEZIE M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled288

HIGH POINT

North Carolina

HANDRE HURWIT M.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled287

AVENTURA

Florida

JOAQUIN MARTINEZ-ARRARAS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled285

AMARILLO

Texas