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DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Diltiazem is in a class of medications called calcium-channel blockers. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard. It also increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

761K
Medicare Part D Claims
$8.57M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 67,066 $821K
Florida 67,029 $751K
New York 47,895 $565K
Texas 46,380 $517K
Pennsylvania 37,611 $387K
Ohio 35,809 $454K
Illinois 33,109 $379K
North Carolina 27,234 $283K
Georgia 25,847 $272K
Michigan 24,243 $301K
Tennessee 23,207 $244K
Missouri 22,285 $230K
New Jersey 21,940 $241K
Kentucky 20,177 $221K
Indiana 19,299 $222K
Alabama 16,310 $174K
Virginia 16,129 $187K
South Carolina 14,862 $160K
Massachusetts 14,299 $165K
Arkansas 14,236 $142K
Louisiana 14,032 $142K
Mississippi 11,754 $115K
Oklahoma 11,376 $126K
Wisconsin 10,384 $124K
Arizona 10,362 $118K
Iowa 9,789 $101K
Washington 9,484 $105K
Maryland 8,367 $106K
Connecticut 8,049 $97K
Kansas 8,031 $87.9K
West Virginia 7,579 $79.1K
Oregon 7,462 $84.3K
Minnesota 7,163 $91.2K
Colorado 5,769 $67.8K
Nevada 4,767 $53.1K
Rhode Island 3,982 $39.4K
New Mexico 3,341 $32.7K
Nebraska 3,181 $31.6K
New Hampshire 2,981 $37K
Maine 2,933 $38.4K
Idaho 2,807 $33.6K
Hawaii 1,843 $21.9K
South Dakota 1,793 $20.6K
Utah 1,786 $17.4K
North Dakota 1,453 $16K
Montana 1,424 $16.2K
Delaware 1,419 $20.4K
Vermont 1,094 $11.6K
District of Columbia 940 $11.1K
Wyoming 610 $5,865
Alaska 544 $7,636
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 DILTIAZEM HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GHIATH KASHLAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TRINITY

Florida

DONALD RABOR MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

ROCKFORD

Illinois

KAREN STEWART MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MELBOURNE

Florida

DANIEL MONDROW MD

Claims Filled50

METUCHEN

New Jersey

DEEPA PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPOTSWOOD

New Jersey

JOSEPH GUERRINI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

ANDREW SCANAMEO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

URI BEN-ZUR M.D.,F.A.C.C.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

ENCINO

California

LIONEL VELEZ MONTIJO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

NINA KHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

BOYD JOHNSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VISALIA

California

BEVERLY NIEHLS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

READING

Pennsylvania

MACDONALD DUBOSE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

SUMTER

South Carolina

MICHAEL WAHL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BUTLER

Pennsylvania

UPALI WALGAMA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HENDERSON

Texas

DHIRENDRA PATEL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

DECATUR

Illinois

JOHN BASS PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

RAOUF KODSY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

UTICA

New York

MOHAMMAD HASSAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

CLOVIS

New Mexico

ALVIN ROMERO-CALES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

ARULNANGAI KUMARESAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRONX

New York

DANIEL TSE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN JOSE

California

JOSEPH ALESSANDRO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DANIELSON

Connecticut

MEYYAPPAN PALANIAPPAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DONIPHAN

Missouri

BINWANT SINGH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

OLIVETTE

Missouri