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Prescriber Checkup » SPIRONOLACTONE

SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Also treats high blood pressure, heart failure, and low blood potassium (hypokalemia). This medicine is a diuretic (water pill). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

3.37M
Medicare Part D Claims
$60.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 343,357 $5.44M
Florida 263,121 $3.79M
Texas 233,839 $3.79M
New York 219,206 $3.22M
Pennsylvania 204,305 $2.98M
Ohio 186,482 $2.65M
Illinois 169,571 $2.36M
North Carolina 149,094 $2.07M
Tennessee 134,676 $1.85M
Missouri 122,262 $1.64M
Indiana 115,920 $1.67M
Georgia 108,162 $1.54M
Michigan 106,589 $1.76M
Virginia 95,999 $1.35M
Kentucky 94,322 $1.27M
Alabama 91,685 $1.19M
Wisconsin 88,279 $1.38M
New Jersey 81,923 $1.27M
Washington 81,836 $1.28M
Iowa 76,221 $903K
Arizona 72,463 $1.14M
Massachusetts 70,262 $1.1M
Louisiana 69,730 $900K
Mississippi 68,973 $845K
South Carolina 67,022 $931K
Minnesota 63,966 $997K
Oregon 63,746 $941K
Arkansas 61,272 $768K
Puerto Rico 59,511 $737K
Kansas 55,939 $782K
Oklahoma 54,890 $844K
Colorado 54,083 $786K
Maryland 41,204 $706K
Nebraska 40,277 $461K
West Virginia 39,205 $583K
Connecticut 37,628 $590K
Idaho 28,890 $416K
New Mexico 28,851 $468K
Nevada 24,573 $374K
Utah 21,594 $352K
Montana 20,369 $293K
Maine 19,766 $340K
South Dakota 19,188 $261K
North Dakota 15,523 $216K
Rhode Island 13,062 $191K
New Hampshire 12,610 $222K
Hawaii 10,512 $159K
Wyoming 8,940 $126K
Vermont 8,401 $149K
Delaware 7,956 $144K
Alaska 5,841 $80.6K
District of Columbia 4,392 $66.9K
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 SPIRONOLACTONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ASHUTOSH LOHE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,230

BARBOURVILLE

Kentucky

BRUCE BROCKWAY MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,115

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,097

LOS ANGELES

California

CHARLES SWENSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,089

MINOT

North Dakota

RICHARD HRANAC M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled872

KEARNEY

Nebraska

JOHN BOOTH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled828

FLORENCE

South Carolina

SAADI ALBAGHDADI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled775

CLINTON

Iowa

HENRY MIDDLETON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled768

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

ROGER EVANS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled766

WICHITA

Kansas

RODNEY ONO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled761

HILO

Hawaii

GARY HOWARD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled749

MONTEVALLO

Alabama

STEVEN WARREN MD DPA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled693

BOUNTIFUL

Utah

EUGENE CHUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled675

CINCINNATI

Ohio

RICHARD ABBEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled659

HOUMA

Louisiana

RUSSELL REEVES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled649

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

CALVIN REID MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled647

DOTHAN

Alabama

DAMODER KESIREDDY M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled639

BRYAN

Ohio

HARRY BISHOP M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled637

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

DON LEE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled637

GLENDALE

California

WILLIAM LAFOE MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled624

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

JOSEPH SAMAHA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled614

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

THOMAS SMITH M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled612

HOLDREGE

Nebraska

MICHAEL MIRRO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled610

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

JORGE PASTORIZA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled592

MIAMI

Florida

GODWIN D'SOUZA M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled591

CHICAGO

Illinois