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Prescriber Checkup » BENICAR

BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure. A lower blood pressure will reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. This medicine is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.7M
Medicare Part D Claims
$211M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 217,269 $28.2M
Florida 154,235 $19.3M
Pennsylvania 120,968 $15.2M
Texas 99,623 $13.6M
New York 96,698 $12.9M
Illinois 62,205 $8.43M
Georgia 49,432 $5.99M
New Jersey 48,951 $7.05M
Ohio 46,512 $6.32M
North Carolina 43,794 $5.24M
Missouri 39,148 $4.74M
Arizona 36,774 $5.33M
Washington 36,314 $5.04M
Louisiana 33,862 $4.08M
Oregon 33,687 $4.55M
Tennessee 29,090 $3.61M
Michigan 28,158 $4.4M
Indiana 26,531 $3.63M
Virginia 26,179 $3.5M
Connecticut 25,949 $3.77M
Kentucky 23,641 $3.03M
Mississippi 21,646 $2.39M
South Carolina 20,968 $2.66M
Alabama 20,214 $2.39M
Massachusetts 18,827 $2.63M
Arkansas 18,542 $2.09M
Oklahoma 18,230 $2.48M
Maryland 17,699 $2.95M
West Virginia 17,523 $2.23M
Wisconsin 16,022 $2.07M
Colorado 15,997 $2.25M
Iowa 15,099 $1.76M
Kansas 14,459 $1.82M
Nebraska 12,840 $1.46M
Nevada 11,644 $1.65M
New Mexico 9,486 $1.32M
Utah 9,037 $1.22M
Minnesota 9,000 $1.35M
Hawaii 8,566 $1.14M
Maine 7,445 $1.15M
Idaho 7,165 $905K
Rhode Island 6,539 $790K
Montana 4,553 $569K
South Dakota 4,334 $514K
North Dakota 4,172 $506K
Delaware 3,664 $639K
Wyoming 3,067 $406K
Vermont 3,016 $446K
New Hampshire 2,782 $430K
Puerto Rico 2,398 $260K
District of Columbia 1,869 $243K
Alaska 1,417 $183K
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

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KYUNG HAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled249

LOS ANGELES

California

ALEKSANDR LIVSHITS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled248

BROOKLYN

New York

WAN YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled248

MONTEREY PARK

California

WAI LEUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled248

FLUSHING

New York

RAY HSIAO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled245

HACIENDA HEIGHTS

California

ALEXANDER SHEKHTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled245

BROOKLYN

New York

RICARDO BERNARDINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled244

DELANO

California

THAI TRAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled244

SAN JOSE

California

GABRIEL ORTIZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled244

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled243

MIAMI

Florida

CIRO RAMIREZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled243

MIAMI

Florida

AURELIO MITJANS M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled241

HIALEAH

Florida

CLIFFORD WONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled241

SAN FRANCISCO

California

ROBERT CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled240

ALHAMBRA

California

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled240

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

ROLANDO IGLESIAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled240

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JORGE CUELLO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled238

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled237

MIAMI

Florida

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled236

ROSEMEAD

California

GILDA DE LA CALLE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled236

HIALEAH

Florida

THUAN VO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled235

WESTMINSTER

California

RAMAZ DZHANASHVILI M.D

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled234

ENCINO

California

SHU MAY LEE M.D.

Medical Genetics, PhD Medical Genetics

Claims Filled234

DALY CITY

California

BEVON MIELE M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled233

FLEMINGTON

New Jersey

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled232

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California