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Prescriber Checkup » DILTIAZEM HCL

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
CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled618

MIAMI

Florida

NAVEEN LAL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled366

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled323

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

KANDARP PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled296

JACKSON

Tennessee

EDWARD WARREN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled268

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

JOSEPH BEAVEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled252

CHARLESTOWN

Indiana

SALIM DAHDAH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled220

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

JOHN LYSTASH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled216

ROANOKE

Virginia

ALEXANDER SHAKNOVICH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled211

NEW YORK

New York

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled198

DUBLIN

Georgia

SALOMON MITRANI-SEVY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled195

MIAMI

Florida

HASMUKH PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled195

NASHVILLE

Arkansas

JAMES CLEMMONS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled192

CHIPLEY

Florida

JAMES KRABLIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled192

KINGFISHER

Oklahoma

CHRISTOPHER MAULDIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled178

LAUREL

Mississippi

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled174

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled173

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled172

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

MAC BOWMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled172

AUGUSTA

Georgia

BRAD WHITNEY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled170

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

JOHN TZENG M.D., PH.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled170

ALHAMBRA

California

WILLIAM GESSNER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled168

KINGSTON

New York

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled165

GARDEN GROVE

California

OHMAR WIN M.D, M.S

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled165

LUBBOCK

Texas

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled163

HICKORY

North Carolina