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Prescriber Checkup » BENICAR HCT

BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks. This medicine is a combination of an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and a diuretic ("water pill"). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.03M
Medicare Part D Claims
$144M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 105,144 $14M
California 101,052 $13.8M
Texas 75,729 $11.1M
Pennsylvania 73,670 $10.1M
New York 71,706 $9.84M
Illinois 40,946 $6.02M
Georgia 39,789 $5.06M
New Jersey 36,841 $5.64M
North Carolina 35,712 $4.55M
Ohio 32,768 $4.8M
Louisiana 27,875 $3.55M
Mississippi 23,315 $2.7M
Missouri 22,047 $2.92M
Tennessee 20,888 $2.8M
South Carolina 19,513 $2.57M
Indiana 19,471 $2.92M
Virginia 18,903 $2.68M
Alabama 17,780 $2.18M
Michigan 16,952 $2.87M
Connecticut 16,121 $2.58M
Arizona 15,633 $2.5M
Kentucky 14,788 $2.11M
Arkansas 14,575 $1.72M
Washington 13,637 $2.11M
Maryland 12,936 $2.23M
Oklahoma 12,709 $1.91M
Oregon 12,198 $1.8M
West Virginia 11,248 $1.52M
Wisconsin 9,296 $1.34M
Kansas 8,900 $1.24M
Iowa 8,333 $1.08M
Colorado 7,988 $1.25M
Nebraska 7,883 $1.01M
Utah 7,672 $1.09M
Nevada 7,504 $1.16M
Massachusetts 6,499 $1.01M
Hawaii 5,107 $724K
New Mexico 4,315 $683K
Idaho 4,261 $601K
Minnesota 4,109 $683K
Rhode Island 3,229 $439K
Maine 2,557 $438K
Puerto Rico 2,500 $286K
Montana 2,381 $329K
South Dakota 2,364 $307K
Delaware 2,330 $436K
North Dakota 2,063 $299K
Wyoming 1,868 $262K
District of Columbia 1,521 $227K
Vermont 1,455 $223K
New Hampshire 1,260 $194K
Alaska 610 $100K
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 BENICAR HCT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GORDON WILHOIT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MONCKS CORNER

South Carolina

LUCIO MARGALLO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MITCHELL

South Dakota

ROBERT HARTOG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OREGON CITY

Oregon

NORMA MARTINEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WHITTIER

California

DAVID WALT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND

Mississippi

GARY FRUMKIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAGRANGE

Illinois

DAVID KNOX MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

DENNIS UHRHAMMER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

KESHENG WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WHITTIER

California

MARIO ALMEIDA SUAREZ MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

CORAL GABLES

Florida

EMMANUEL MBUALUNGU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

MIGNON EMENIKE MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

SCOTT CARNIVALE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

AUGUSTA

Georgia

LEKHRAJ LALA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

WYCKOFF

New Jersey

IRAJ AFLATOONI MD

Surgery

Claims Filled50

SHORELINE

Washington

BELKIS DELGADO MD

Claims Filled50

HIALEAH

Florida

MYRON SHIRASU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HONOLULU

Hawaii

JOHN PRATHER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

CORINTH

Mississippi

JASON LAM MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled50

WAHIAWA

Hawaii

PAUL AVADANIAN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EPHRATA

Pennsylvania

DAVID SUETHOLZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT MITCHELL

Kentucky

YOHANA CABRERA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

CESAR MORALES M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

MILDRED ORTIZ VEGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida