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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
MICHAEL MONTELLA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled283

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

RONALD DUEMLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled281

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

GERALD BURMA M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled281

PARMA

Ohio

ANDREW HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled281

TALLADEGA

Alabama

PATRICK BREAUX MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled279

METAIRIE

Louisiana

EARL POLISH D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled279

BEACHWOOD

Ohio

DOUGLAS HORSTMANSHOF MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled278

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ALAN BOONIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled278

SHAVERTOWN

Pennsylvania

MARIO FIORILLI MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled275

ROANOKE RAPIDS

North Carolina

WILSON DAVIS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled275

KEOKUK

Iowa

IMRAN VIRK M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled274

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

DAVID STERN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

ARVIND DOSHI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

SOUTH PLAINFIELD

New Jersey

WALTER MOSES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

BILLY A HAMMOND MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled267

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

D SOYA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled267

AMARILLO

Texas

DENNIS CARROLL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled266

LINCOLN

Illinois

AUSTIN TSAI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled266

GREENWICH

New York

JOHN ELLIS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled264

PLAINS

Pennsylvania

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled263

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

MARGARET COLLINS HILL MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled262

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

JOHN RUPPENTHAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled262

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

RICHARD CHAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled262

NEW YORK

New York

BENJAMIN WILLIAMS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled261

THOMASTON

Georgia

JAMES PETERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled260

LOUISVILLE

Mississippi