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Prescriber Checkup » SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ

The combination of spironolactone and hydrochlorothiazide, a 'water pill,' is used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention caused by various conditions, including heart disease. It causes the kidneys to eliminate unneeded water and salt from the body into the urine. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

212K
Medicare Part D Claims
$4.51M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 26,685 $423K
New York 19,439 $273K
Florida 17,862 $245K
Texas 17,455 $247K
North Carolina 15,805 $191K
Illinois 14,099 $192K
Ohio 13,625 $225K
Pennsylvania 13,039 $168K
Michigan 11,622 $180K
Indiana 10,066 $148K
Missouri 8,522 $114K
Massachusetts 8,106 $110K
Alabama 7,934 $96.4K
Georgia 7,814 $99.1K
Kentucky 7,491 $100K
Wisconsin 7,078 $104K
Tennessee 6,699 $86.2K
New Jersey 6,681 $96.1K
South Carolina 6,485 $77.3K
Virginia 5,568 $79.1K
Iowa 5,422 $72.4K
Arizona 5,385 $81.1K
Mississippi 5,183 $60.5K
Minnesota 5,128 $85.2K
Oregon 4,652 $70.3K
Washington 4,619 $74.6K
Colorado 4,614 $73.9K
Nebraska 4,607 $59.8K
Arkansas 4,541 $56.6K
Louisiana 3,966 $48.6K
Maryland 3,962 $66K
Oklahoma 3,747 $56.2K
Kansas 3,655 $53K
Connecticut 2,980 $44.9K
West Virginia 2,627 $39.5K
Puerto Rico 2,625 $29.2K
Idaho 2,595 $33.5K
Wyoming 1,938 $24.7K
Nevada 1,922 $27.2K
Montana 1,900 $24.8K
New Mexico 1,873 $26.3K
Maine 1,618 $28K
South Dakota 1,412 $17.5K
Hawaii 1,235 $23.3K
Utah 1,055 $16.3K
Rhode Island 974 $11.4K
North Dakota 962 $13K
New Hampshire 876 $14.4K
Vermont 477 $6,891
District of Columbia 294 $3,904
Alaska 285 $4,449
Delaware 266 $5,369
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-HCTZ

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KENNETH CHANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled599

SAN FRANCISCO

California

HEMACHANDRAN NAIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled494

DOUGLAS

Georgia

CRAIG ROGERS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled460

ROCKFORD

Illinois

JOHN TURNER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled452

CANTON

Texas

ALEXANDRE ALEXEYENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled429

LYNN

Massachusetts

THECKEDATH MATHEW M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled403

ROCHESTER

New York

GEORGE MARINIDES MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled366

AMHERST

New York

LINDSEY WHITE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled355

ELIZABETH CITY

North Carolina

MICHAEL SWARTOUT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled324

SANTA PAULA

California

DAVID GREENE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled305

BEREA

Kentucky

ARAM KARAKASHIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled299

GLENDALE

California

CHRYSOLOGUE GAKUBA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled292

PIKESVILLE

Maryland

MICHAEL BUTLER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled282

BREMERTON

Washington

CANDIDO DIAZ-CRUZ M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled281

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN HAUSLE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled276

ROCHESTER

New York

LUIS CONTRERAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

SPRING HILL

Florida

EDGARDO CESPEDES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled263

MIAMI

Florida

THOMAS PERRY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled256

PHOENIX

Arizona

MICHAEL DALEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled252

PINEHURST

North Carolina

ELIE OSTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled251

SNOW HILL

North Carolina

PHILLIP SKOCZELAS MD

General Practice

Claims Filled250

CHICAGO

Illinois

DANIEL COURTADE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled248

CRESTVIEW HILLS

Kentucky

THOMAS MAJERNICK DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled246

OLYPHANT

Pennsylvania

DON BLACKWOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled240

CLEVELAND

Mississippi

DANIEL WALKER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled239

GREAT FALLS

Montana