ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » BENAZEPRIL HCL

BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Benazepril is in a class of medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It works by decreasing certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.85M
Medicare Part D Claims
$36.5M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 918,801 $10.3M
Florida 214,977 $2.42M
Texas 167,648 $1.99M
Tennessee 156,999 $1.64M
North Carolina 133,540 $1.54M
Georgia 112,381 $1.24M
Illinois 95,690 $1.09M
Louisiana 90,526 $873K
Pennsylvania 89,916 $1.11M
South Carolina 89,366 $978K
New York 82,460 $1.05M
Alabama 74,865 $728K
Ohio 67,927 $795K
Iowa 60,920 $536K
Missouri 56,303 $603K
Kentucky 55,968 $626K
Indiana 55,596 $693K
Virginia 55,577 $653K
Mississippi 50,076 $482K
Wisconsin 49,999 $645K
Michigan 43,497 $607K
Washington 41,588 $527K
Arizona 40,342 $472K
Arkansas 35,316 $324K
Kansas 32,895 $363K
Nebraska 32,291 $311K
Oklahoma 30,993 $372K
New Jersey 27,567 $346K
Nevada 26,570 $307K
Oregon 24,943 $259K
West Virginia 21,526 $227K
Colorado 18,043 $204K
Minnesota 17,777 $200K
Connecticut 17,544 $208K
Puerto Rico 17,224 $148K
Utah 16,833 $176K
Maryland 14,865 $218K
New Mexico 13,587 $167K
Idaho 12,093 $143K
Montana 11,260 $130K
South Dakota 10,583 $116K
Massachusetts 9,858 $117K
North Dakota 7,206 $86.7K
Maine 7,195 $108K
New Hampshire 6,412 $89.8K
Rhode Island 6,398 $58.3K
Hawaii 3,957 $54.4K
Delaware 3,273 $49.3K
Wyoming 2,871 $35.6K
Vermont 1,903 $24.8K
Alaska 1,409 $17.2K
District of Columbia 1,105 $13.2K
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 »


Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for BENAZEPRIL HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
VICTORIA BOROVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled548

TARZANA

California

RAFAEL RUBALCAVA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled546

LA MIRADA

California

CLAUDE GILBREATH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled546

HAMMOND

Louisiana

FARIBORZ SHAMS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled542

ANAHEIM

California

MIKHAIL PALATNIK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled541

SACRAMENTO

California

ABRAHAM AREEPHANTHU MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled541

HARTSVILLE

South Carolina

RODOLFO PROTACIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled533

GLENDALE

California

ISRAEL CARO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled533

KISSIMMEE

Florida

ROSA REYNAGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled531

NORWALK

California

BONNIE JENKINS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled528

WAYNESBORO

Georgia

MINH DO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled527

GARDEN GROVE

California

FRANCIS YEMOFIO MD, MPH

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled527

LOS ANGELES

California

SOMCHIT POOMMIPANIT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled526

PERRIS

California

WILLIAM HANDY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled523

ABINGDON

Virginia

JAMES GREENBERG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled522

SAN FRANCISCO

California

GERARD JEAN-BAPTISTE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled521

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

BRUNO BUCCI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled520

SANTA ANA

California

ERIC BATRES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled519

BELL

California

RUSSELL PERRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled519

NEW SMYRNA BEACH

Florida

SERGIO VILLEGAS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled519

LOS ANGELES

California

GALINA MAKOVOZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled518

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

FRANCISCO JIMENEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled514

UPLAND

California

ARTHUR CARRASCO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled508

DOWNEY

California

JOSE ESPARRAGO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled506

MISSION HILLS

California

JOSEPH SHEHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled502

OMAHA

Nebraska