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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
GALINA KLETSMAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled306

BROOKLYN

New York

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled301

LOS ANGELES

California

MIKHAIL KAPCHITS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled300

FOREST HILLS

New York

MANI USHYAROV M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled296

REGO PARK

New York

JULIAN ARANA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled294

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MICHAEL KIM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled292

FAIRFAX

Virginia

LI LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled289

MONTEREY PARK

California

RICARDO MACHADO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled284

HIALEAH

Florida

LUANA CARCASSONI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled283

HIALEAH

Florida

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled282

LOS ANGELES

California

YOUSIF MANSOUR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled282

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

ILYA GELMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled281

LOS ANGELES

California

BORIS KHORETS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled278

BROOKLYN

New York

ALEKSANDR ZASYPKIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled277

BROOKLYN

New York

MOSES HYUN MD

Claims Filled277

LOS ANGELES

California

OKSANA LEVITANSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled274

BROOKLYN

New York

ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled270

LOS ANGELES

California

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled267

LOS ANGELES

California

ALEXANDER POKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled263

BALTIMORE

Maryland

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled262

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

GARY COLLINS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled262

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JAMES JUNG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled261

LOS ANGELES

California

GRISEL MACWILLIAMS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled259

HIALEAH

Florida

STEVE SEEKOOK PARK M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled257

LOS ANGELES

California

INNA INOYATOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled253

BROOKLYN

New York