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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
ALEJANDRO ROCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled207

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

JAESOO PAK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled206

CERRITOS

California

WILLIAM TAUNTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled206

FORSYTH

Georgia

CHARLES AMPADU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled206

EAST SAINT LOUIS

Illinois

JAI RHEE

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled205

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled205

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled204

MIAMI

Florida

YANINA BELOTSERKOVSKAYA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled203

BROOKLYN

New York

YONG LIANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled202

LOS ANGELES

California

ATIF ALAZIZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled202

TARZANA

California

HECTOR DELGADO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled202

MIAMI

Florida

WILLIAM BAKKEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled201

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

JAMES WANG D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled198

LOS ANGELES

California

DAVID KAVTARADZE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled198

CORDELE

Georgia

FRANCISCO DELGADO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled198

MIAMI

Florida

LUDMILA GUDZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled198

UNION

New Jersey

SAMUEL SPIL MD

Claims Filled197

MIAMI

Florida

NORA TEE M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled196

ALHAMBRA

California

HUMBERTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled195

HIALEAH

Florida

PETER LOUIS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled194

DALLAS

Texas

GALINA VENIKOVA

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled193

BROOKLYN

New York

ALEXEY ISAKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled192

BROOKLYN

New York

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled192

LOS ANGELES

California

HENRY KWAH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled191

FLUSHING

New York

WAEL YACOUB M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled190

WHITEHALL

Pennsylvania