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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
NORMAN STEVENS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled170

JACKSON

Alabama

PAUL DUNN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled169

EDMONTON

Kentucky

HOMAN SIMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled169

WILMINGTON

California

CARROLL PINNER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled169

PEAK

South Carolina

NOLAN WEINBERG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled168

CINCINNATI

Ohio

WILLIAM CARROLL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

SANTA ROSA

California

JAMES CARRITTE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled166

REDLANDS

California

JUAN MONTES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled166

WHITTIER

California

JOSE ESPARRAGO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled165

MISSION HILLS

California

JORGE MARTINEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled165

MERCEDES

Texas

PRESTON BISHOP M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled164

PACOLET

South Carolina

DAVID HOLLIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled164

KILLEN

Alabama

DANIEL ZINICOLA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled163

ROCKY POINT

North Carolina

CRAIG MATHERNE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled162

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

SAMUEL HUNT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled161

MASON CITY

Iowa

GEORGE HARRIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled160

SPRINGVILLE

Alabama

RONALD HALL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled159

LAFOLLETTE

Tennessee

DARRYL WILKENS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled157

JELLICO

Tennessee

JOHN OKERBLOM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled157

SANTA MARIA

California

BERT CHRONISTER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled157

NEODESHA

Kansas

OMAR PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled157

EL MONTE

California

JAMAL ISBER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled155

LA FOLLETTE

Tennessee

ABIMAEL PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled155

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

GARY BRAEDT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled153

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

REBECCA NGUYEN MD

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled152

HARVEY

Louisiana