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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
HECTOR JIMENEZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled161

MIAMI

Florida

ANGELO SOYANGCO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled159

GALESBURG

Illinois

EUGENE SILVA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled158

ROCKFORD

Illinois

ANIL MODI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled156

LAGRANGE

Georgia

STEVEN LEWIS D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled154

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

DEBRA NIEUWKOOP APRN, BC; NP-C

Registered Nurse, General Practice

Claims Filled152

WATERFORD

Michigan

JOSEPH JELLICORSE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled152

CARROLLTON

Georgia

DIANA MANCUSO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled146

DOTHAN

Alabama

MANOJ SHAH MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled144

GULFPORT

Mississippi

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled143

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

JOSEPH GALICHIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled141

WICHITA

Kansas

PAULO RIBEIRO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled141

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

PANDURANG CHILLAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

COFFEYVILLE

Kansas

RODNEY THOMPSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled139

SUMAS

Washington

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled137

MIDWEST CITY

Oklahoma

STEPHEN KWAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled137

LOS ANGELES

California

JERRY CASTILLEJA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled136

DONNA

Texas

GREGORY NEAVILLE MCD

Specialist

Claims Filled136

BATESVILLE

Arkansas

MICHAEL REEVES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled135

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

DANIEL MEETZE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled134

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

NARENDRA MAHESHWARI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

ROGER KISER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

LONGVIEW

Texas

RENE GARCIA M.D.

Contractor

Claims Filled132

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD BENDALL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled130

MADISON HEIGHTS

Virginia

DALE SENIOR MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled130

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky