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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
DAVID BERNDT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled258

DAVIE

Florida

CLINTON ALLEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled257

CENTRE

Alabama

VANDANA KAMAT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled252

ALICE

Texas

VIJAYA KATUKOTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled249

LOS ANGELES

California

KARL WOLF M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled237

MANTECA

California

MICHAEL SMITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled235

MOUNT HOLLY

North Carolina

THOMAS MCMAHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled234

WILKESBORO

North Carolina

SERGIO GOMEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled233

POMONA

California

CHARLES LETT M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled232

SELMA

Alabama

JOHN TAYLOR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled232

PORTLAND

Tennessee

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled231

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia

RICHARD PHELPS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled225

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

RONALD DUBOW M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled222

LENOIR

North Carolina

SUNIL RAMAPRASAD M.D., F.A.C.C.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled218

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

MICHAEL WULFERS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled217

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

MYRON ELLER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled214

MARTINSVILLE

Virginia

WILLIAM DONLEY MD

Claims Filled214

MIAMI

Florida

YASER SLAYYEH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled212

SAN BERNARDINO

California

JOHN WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled209

SAN FRANCISCO

California

RALPH WARNOCK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled207

THOMASTON

Georgia

JOSE ACEVES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled204

WHITTIER

California

WENDY JOHNSON P.A.-C.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled203

COUNCIL BLUFFS

Iowa

MOHAMED OSMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled201

SAINT PAULS

North Carolina

SARATH WITANA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled200

MORENO VALLEY

California

PERRY KRICHMAR M.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled199

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida