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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
RALPH ENSLEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled398

TULSA

Oklahoma

DOUGLAS PEARCE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled397

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

DANIEL MCGOWAN M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled396

KEARNEY

Nebraska

VENKATESHWAR GOTTIPATY MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled394

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

LAWRENCE USHER DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled394

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Michigan

RICHARD WHITE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled393

ROCHESTER

New York

ROBERT FRANKLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled391

CHICAGO

Illinois

THOMAS KINTANAR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled391

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

SUBODH AGRAWAL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled390

ATHENS

Georgia

MARY BURGESON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled389

HUNTINGBURG

Indiana

RYAN MILLER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled388

MORGANTON

North Carolina

JON PEACOCK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled387

SIOUX CITY

Iowa

LANCE MONROE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled387

PARAGOULD

Arkansas

KISHOR VORA M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled386

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

JOE TERRELL M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled384

BREWTON

Alabama

WARREN HENDERSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled383

LAGRANGE

Georgia

LESTER JACOBSON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled383

SAN FRANCISCO

California

LLOYD KELLAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled382

NASSAWADOX

Virginia

SANJAY KUMAR MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled382

WALTERBORO

South Carolina

DARIO CASTELLANOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled382

BRONX

New York

GARY ROPER GARY ROPER

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled382

ANDREWS

North Carolina

DAVID HESS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled381

BRIDGEPORT

West Virginia

SUSANA MYUNG M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled380

AVONDALE

Arizona

JOHN STOCK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled380

MORRIS

Minnesota

FARHAD ADULI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled379

COVINGTON

Louisiana