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Prescriber Checkup » BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of benazepril and hydrochlorothiazide is used 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. Hydrochlorothiazide is in a class of medications called diuretics ('water pills'). It works by causing the kidneys to get rid of unneeded water and salt from the body into the urine. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

471K
Medicare Part D Claims
$11.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 102,075 $1.7M
Florida 43,058 $784K
Texas 41,681 $832K
North Carolina 38,752 $675K
Georgia 32,227 $540K
Tennessee 32,198 $581K
Illinois 22,272 $407K
Pennsylvania 22,229 $402K
Alabama 20,269 $307K
New York 19,214 $344K
South Carolina 18,636 $333K
Louisiana 18,032 $295K
Ohio 16,542 $327K
Iowa 13,237 $201K
Virginia 12,934 $257K
Indiana 12,875 $286K
Wisconsin 12,583 $263K
Kentucky 11,546 $229K
Mississippi 11,228 $168K
Michigan 10,902 $247K
Missouri 10,457 $186K
Washington 8,311 $182K
Kansas 7,636 $158K
Oklahoma 7,406 $146K
Nebraska 7,259 $119K
Arkansas 6,920 $111K
Arizona 5,864 $122K
New Jersey 5,772 $114K
Nevada 5,247 $97K
Oregon 4,746 $90K
Utah 4,680 $102K
West Virginia 4,532 $77.7K
Colorado 3,940 $86.8K
Minnesota 3,518 $69.4K
Connecticut 3,451 $66.9K
Maryland 3,042 $74.3K
Puerto Rico 2,941 $41.4K
Idaho 2,839 $59K
South Dakota 2,558 $46.6K
New Mexico 2,554 $54.4K
Montana 2,355 $47.9K
North Dakota 2,277 $42.3K
Massachusetts 1,780 $30.6K
Maine 1,342 $30.3K
New Hampshire 1,131 $23.1K
Rhode Island 1,027 $16K
Hawaii 770 $14.5K
Delaware 668 $17.6K
Wyoming 571 $11.4K
Vermont 315 $6,534
District of Columbia 314 $5,576
Alaska 109 $2,690
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 BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SANTOSH SINHA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled609

LOS ANGELES

California

JUAN ESCOBAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled568

LONG BEACH

California

LEON EVERETT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled502

LAWRENCEBURG

Tennessee

NOLAN HUDSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled488

GARDENDALE

Alabama

TULSIBHAI PIPALIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled448

TAMPA

Florida

JAMES POLHILL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled430

LOUISVILLE

Georgia

ROBERT WIELENGA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled414

DOWNEY

California

JESUS SERNA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled402

SANTA ANA

California

ANDY WILLIAMSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled390

DUBLIN

Georgia

ORLANDO RANGEL M.D. P.A.

General Practice

Claims Filled386

TAMPA

Florida

LEENA SHAH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled346

CHICAGO

Illinois

PEDRO PORTAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled336

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

STEVEN CLINGER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled328

BLACKFOOT

Idaho

ANWAR KHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled319

OCALA

Florida

ROSA REYNAGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled317

NORWALK

California

STEPHANIE SARRAT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled299

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

JOSE CURA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled285

TAMPA

Florida

TRACY MUHAMMAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled282

CHICAGO

Illinois

ALVARO GARCIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled282

HOUSTON

Texas

ARKADY MASSEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled281

HAYWARD

California

DENNIS BUTH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled278

WICHITA

Kansas

JOHN STANBACK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled274

COLUMBUS

Mississippi

MUHAMMAD SHAHID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled274

AMITE

Louisiana

LUIS TORRES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled273

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

ALEJANDRO ROCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled273

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida