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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 2011

428K
Medicare Part D Claims
$8.01M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 63,544 $656K
California 63,531 $709K
New York 45,826 $521K
Texas 44,402 $476K
Pennsylvania 35,429 $380K
Ohio 33,775 $400K
Puerto Rico 33,620 $281K
Illinois 31,600 $331K
North Carolina 25,405 $264K
Georgia 23,882 $246K
Tennessee 21,428 $221K
Michigan 20,903 $243K
Missouri 20,789 $215K
Kentucky 19,830 $209K
New Jersey 19,193 $203K
Indiana 18,727 $206K
Alabama 15,232 $157K
Virginia 14,835 $165K
South Carolina 14,540 $150K
Massachusetts 13,793 $156K
Arkansas 13,238 $131K
Louisiana 12,584 $125K
Mississippi 10,823 $105K
Oklahoma 10,457 $115K
Arizona 10,017 $107K
Iowa 9,374 $91.6K
Wisconsin 9,225 $108K
Washington 9,205 $99.1K
Kansas 8,135 $88.7K
Maryland 8,031 $93.3K
Oregon 7,402 $79.5K
West Virginia 7,128 $68.8K
Minnesota 7,101 $86.4K
Connecticut 7,082 $78.8K
Colorado 5,187 $56.5K
Nevada 4,660 $47.3K
Rhode Island 3,678 $35.2K
New Mexico 3,376 $34.4K
Nebraska 3,304 $33.7K
Maine 2,833 $33.1K
New Hampshire 2,710 $32.6K
Idaho 2,595 $29.4K
South Dakota 1,878 $20.7K
Hawaii 1,665 $20.7K
Utah 1,658 $15.9K
Delaware 1,352 $16.4K
North Dakota 1,302 $15.9K
Montana 1,272 $13.8K
Vermont 1,076 $11.7K
District of Columbia 834 $8,567
Alaska 671 $10.5K
Wyoming 543 $5,779
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 DILTIAZEM HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CURTISS COMBS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TEMECULA

California

PRAKASH MACHHAR

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

JACK PATTERSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FRANKLIN

Kentucky

DUNCAN BOWELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VIDOR

Texas

BEN GARDNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

COLUMBIA

Tennessee

MERRAL LEWIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

INDIRA MAHALINGAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOMFIELD

Colorado

JOSEPH ZENO D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

CHRIS SANDBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ST JOSEPH

Missouri

MICHELE DI BLASI M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled50

DEL RIO

Texas

RON GANN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OWASSO

Oklahoma

ANITA KURUVILLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LUFKIN

Texas

MICHAEL ARONOVICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DELRAY BEACH

Florida

GERALD RIGHTMYER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HENDERSON

Kentucky

CHARLES CROSS MD

Claims Filled50

JASPER

Alabama

EDWARD REASON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GOUVERNEUR

New York

FREDY ROLAND M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PAWTUCKET

Rhode Island

CHRISTIAN ANDERSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

KINGS MOUNTAIN

North Carolina

THOMAS BRINEGAR D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BLUEFIELD

Virginia

JACK WAGNER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIDLAND

Michigan

RICHARD CLOUSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GLASGOW

Kentucky

BENEDICTO SANPEDRO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAKE WORTH

Florida

CATHERINE COOMER ARNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

CHARLESTOWN

Indiana

JOY HINKLE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICO

California

JOSEPH RUPARD M D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHELBYVILLE

Tennessee