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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
DAN SORESCU MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled260

ATLANTA

Georgia

INDERPAL SINGH MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled259

FLORENCE

South Carolina

J GILLESPIE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

GREENVILLE

Mississippi

MARK NIELSEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

NORTH PLATTE

Nebraska

CLAUDE WHITWORTH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

FOREST CITY

North Carolina

JAMES HUDSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

PARIS

Tennessee

ANTHONY ENLOW M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled258

DANVILLE

Kentucky

MOHAMMAD BAHRAMI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled257

MUNCIE

Indiana

STEVEN BLAHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled257

MANITOWOC

Wisconsin

THEODORE LEDERMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled256

WATERLOO

Iowa

ROBERT MAY MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled255

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ALEJANDRO ROCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled254

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD REINER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled254

HOLDREGE

Nebraska

PHILIP LEPKOWSKI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled253

TOLEDO

Ohio

SARAH SHEARER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled253

HOUSTON

Texas

PETER AULT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled253

HOPEWELL

Virginia

GLENN CROWSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled252

WEWOKA

Oklahoma

C RANSOM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled251

SEARCY

Arkansas

JEFFREY COHEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled250

ORLANDO

Florida

ALEKSEY KAMENETSKIY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled250

BROOKLYN

New York

FRANKLIN WEFALD M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled249

SMITHFIELD

North Carolina

STEFANO EMILI MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled249

ANCHORAGE

Alaska

DAVID WENDT MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled247

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

MANDEEP GREWAL MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled246

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

GORDON MILLER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled246

BAINBRIDGE

Georgia