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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
ARTHUR FELDMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled197

SAN JOSE

California

JACOB WEBSTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled196

MOBILE

Alabama

ROBERT YOUNG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled195

HUDSON

Florida

JEROME KAY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled195

SANTA BARBARA

California

MICHAEL WILSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled194

REDLANDS

California

BRYAN CHEEVER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled194

DALTON

Georgia

ROWLAND REYNA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled188

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

ROBERT ESTESS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled187

CLINTON

Mississippi

OMAR MAGANA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled185

PICO RIVERA

California

HENRY DIXON M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled184

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

DURGA VALAY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled184

APOPKA

Florida

CHRISTOPHER PARONISH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled183

CARROLLTOWN

Pennsylvania

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

LOS ANGELES

California

KYU AHN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

POMONA

California

STEVEN LEWIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled179

MONETA

Virginia

JOSEPH SHEHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled178

OMAHA

Nebraska

BURTON SHAW M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled177

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

HEYWOOD GAY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled176

MILLEN

Georgia

NATALIA BLACK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled176

CARMICHAEL

California

MARIO CEJA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled176

CALEXICO

California

STEVEN KESSEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled174

BEAUFORT

South Carolina

SCOTT BATEMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled174

MALIBU

California

GAYNEL TAYLOR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled172

DOTHAN

Alabama

MICHAEL BOLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled172

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

MICKE SMITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled171

DALLAS

Texas