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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
ROLANDO IGLESIAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled190

CORAL GABLES

Florida

CHARLES KENT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled190

QUINCY

Florida

ALLAN LARCENA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled189

SLIDELL

Louisiana

INNA ABRAMOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled189

BROOKLYN

New York

RAJAMANIKKAM ANANDARAJAH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled189

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

NOUNEH DANIELYAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled188

LOS ANGELES

California

PETER KIM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled188

ANNANDALE

Virginia

MOHAMMED ALNAJJAR MD

Specialist

Claims Filled187

EL PASO

Texas

NICK LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled187

LOS ANGELES

California

CIRO RAMIREZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled187

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN WOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled186

RICHARDSON

Texas

STANLEY MAY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled185

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

SAMUEL STONE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled185

CHESTER

South Carolina

MARK GELFAND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

BROOKLYN

New York

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

LOS ANGELES

California

WON KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

SINGH BOUN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled182

MONTEREY PARK

California

LARRY NEUMAN

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled181

NEW YORK

New York

JOSEPH QUINTANA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled181

EL PASO

Texas

ALEXANDER BEKER

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

BROOKLYN

New York

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

MIAMI

Florida

VIKTORIA ALEKSANDROVICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled179

BROOKLYN

New York

FRANCISCO DIEGUEZ MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled179

HIALEAH

Florida

MICHAEL KHALILI D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled178

LOS ANGELES

California

SOO LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled178

CLOSTER

New Jersey