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Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » BENICAR

BENICAR

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

1.52M
Medicare Part D Claims
$240M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 206,517 $31.7M
Florida 142,264 $21.6M
Pennsylvania 114,527 $17.3M
New York 102,490 $15.8M
Texas 95,567 $15.8M
Illinois 56,358 $9.38M
New Jersey 52,797 $9.39M
Georgia 47,934 $6.9M
Ohio 42,912 $7.01M
North Carolina 38,168 $5.52M
Missouri 36,488 $5.32M
Michigan 33,507 $6.55M
Louisiana 32,810 $4.53M
Arizona 32,329 $5.7M
Washington 28,543 $4.87M
Tennessee 28,537 $4.33M
Connecticut 28,357 $5.13M
Oregon 27,756 $4.52M
Indiana 25,246 $4.18M
Virginia 24,132 $3.88M
Mississippi 22,386 $2.93M
Kentucky 21,489 $3.32M
South Carolina 21,121 $3.23M
Alabama 18,482 $2.64M
Arkansas 18,395 $2.47M
Massachusetts 18,068 $3.04M
Oklahoma 17,879 $2.97M
Maryland 17,234 $3.4M
West Virginia 16,786 $2.54M
Colorado 14,630 $2.46M
Wisconsin 13,563 $2.14M
Iowa 13,312 $1.89M
Kansas 12,540 $1.94M
Nebraska 11,339 $1.55M
Nevada 9,801 $1.68M
New Mexico 8,975 $1.53M
Hawaii 7,493 $1.19M
Minnesota 7,382 $1.37M
Utah 7,268 $1.21M
Rhode Island 6,822 $992K
Maine 6,682 $1.27M
Idaho 6,005 $919K
Montana 3,967 $605K
Delaware 3,573 $740K
North Dakota 3,527 $527K
South Dakota 3,512 $503K
Wyoming 2,781 $444K
Vermont 2,681 $489K
New Hampshire 2,534 $472K
District of Columbia 1,952 $302K
Alaska 1,099 $172K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for BENICAR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KARINA ARZUMANOVA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled285

SAN FRANCISCO

California

LUANA CARCASSONI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled285

HIALEAH

Florida

MANUEL SANCHEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled285

HIALEAH

Florida

IRENA PLESKOVA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled285

REGO PARK

New York

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled283

HIALEAH

Florida

DONG CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled282

LOS ANGELES

California

ANDY HO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled279

WESTMINSTER

California

JOHN TZENG M.D., PH.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled278

ALHAMBRA

California

BEVON MIELE M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled277

FLEMINGTON

New Jersey

ROBERT CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled275

ALHAMBRA

California

JIAN WEI ZHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled274

NEW YORK

New York

NICHOLAS TURILLI D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled274

WARWICK

Rhode Island

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled272

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

RICHARD PISH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled270

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

WAI LEUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled269

FLUSHING

New York

DAVID GU D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled269

ALHAMBRA

California

KYUNG HAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled268

LOS ANGELES

California

BERTHA OLAZABAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled268

HIALEAH

Florida

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled267

MIAMI

Florida

ALEXANDER SHEKHTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled266

BROOKLYN

New York

SERGIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled265

MIAMI

Florida

JAESOO PAK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled265

CERRITOS

California

CHUNG BUI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled265

WESTMINSTER

California

LUIS FELIPE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled264

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE GONZALEZ

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled264

HOBOKEN

New Jersey