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DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

963K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 246 of 3362

$14.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 718 of 3362

218,172
Patients

Rank: 284 of 3362

126,098
Prescribers

Rank: 204 of 3362

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it worked well

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it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 21,487 84,177 $1.23M
California 20,099 80,753 $1.46M
Texas 13,967 57,664 $877K
New York 13,036 55,338 $795K
Pennsylvania 9,420 43,267 $632K
Ohio 9,882 43,111 $703K
Illinois 8,969 40,070 $613K
North Carolina 8,165 36,502 $503K
Georgia 6,908 33,111 $463K
Michigan 8,875 32,410 $509K
Tennessee 6,440 30,661 $420K
Missouri 5,772 27,665 $405K
New Jersey 6,473 25,276 $365K
Indiana 5,550 24,123 $393K
Kentucky 4,901 23,803 $355K
Alabama 4,322 19,445 $292K
Virginia 4,284 18,001 $292K
South Carolina 3,876 17,764 $257K
Louisiana 3,406 16,453 $223K
Arkansas 3,208 16,359 $230K
Massachusetts 3,804 16,294 $238K
Arizona 4,050 14,376 $221K
Wisconsin 3,182 13,386 $221K
Mississippi 2,616 13,238 $177K
Washington 3,122 12,183 $189K
Oklahoma 2,713 12,109 $188K
Iowa 2,215 11,031 $162K
Maryland 2,790 10,623 $185K
Kansas 2,161 9,978 $158K
West Virginia 1,926 9,144 $125K
Connecticut 2,244 9,009 $138K
Oregon 2,155 8,477 $142K
Colorado 2,067 7,892 $138K
Minnesota 1,922 7,550 $129K
Nevada 1,804 7,011 $108K
Rhode Island 890 4,320 $65.9K
Nebraska 810 4,031 $59.5K
Maine 983 3,852 $65.1K
New Hampshire 849 3,692 $62.3K
New Mexico 1,034 3,548 $52.7K
Idaho 807 3,018 $48K
Utah 707 2,479 $37.8K
South Dakota 403 2,079 $31.6K
North Dakota 411 1,960 $25.9K
Montana 485 1,886 $27.6K
Delaware 533 1,861 $38.2K
Hawaii 501 1,836 $33.2K
Vermont 286 1,167 $18K
District of Columbia 274 929 $12.4K
Wyoming 179 716 $10K
Alaska 124 599 $6,748
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
ANGEL SANCHEZ M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled545

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

JOEL GONCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled474

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

JAMIL ABOUELHOSSEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled469

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled467

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

MAC BOWMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled467

AUGUSTA

Georgia

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled392

AUGUSTA

Georgia

KANDARP PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled379

JACKSON

Tennessee

YOLANDA MAS DE LEON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled368

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

NAVEEN LAL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled356

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

RAMON PASTRANA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled346

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

CONSTANCE ANDERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled334

RONCEVERTE

West Virginia

BRAD WHITNEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled318

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

EDWIN MARSHALL MD

Claims Filled310

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

EDWARD WARREN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled305

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled302

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

MICHAEL DIBBS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled298

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

CARLA NICKLE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled284

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee

RONALD SCOTT M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled283

LONGVIEW

Texas

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled282

DUBLIN

Georgia

GEORGE SMITH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled271

RUSTON

Louisiana

JOSEPH BEAVEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled259

CHARLESTOWN

Indiana

SALIM DAHDAH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled249

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

JAMES KRABLIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled240

KINGFISHER

Oklahoma

TERRY KERSEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled237

RUTHERFORDTON

North Carolina

CHRISTOPHER LONGNECKER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled234

JOPLIN

Missouri