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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

882K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 256 of 3238

$10.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 760 of 3238

201,369
Patients

Rank: 283 of 3238

119,379
Prescribers

Rank: 209 of 3238

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52%

of people say

it's worth it

47%

of people say

it worked well

18%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 19,119 75,312 $953K
California 18,783 74,498 $907K
Texas 13,029 53,908 $665K
New York 12,586 53,131 $678K
Pennsylvania 8,907 41,239 $476K
Ohio 9,123 39,601 $537K
Illinois 7,831 34,531 $456K
North Carolina 7,260 32,001 $380K
Michigan 8,386 30,758 $421K
Georgia 6,387 29,028 $343K
Tennessee 5,944 27,514 $316K
Missouri 5,180 24,227 $298K
New Jersey 6,050 23,723 $293K
Kentucky 4,649 22,269 $282K
Indiana 5,122 22,082 $299K
Alabama 4,010 18,394 $221K
Virginia 4,017 17,183 $230K
Massachusetts 3,605 15,544 $198K
Louisiana 3,203 15,123 $172K
Arkansas 3,026 15,098 $175K
South Carolina 3,413 15,026 $195K
Mississippi 2,503 12,534 $136K
Arizona 3,461 11,751 $147K
Wisconsin 2,705 11,436 $160K
Oklahoma 2,561 11,308 $144K
Washington 2,824 10,486 $128K
Iowa 2,057 10,258 $123K
Maryland 2,558 9,624 $140K
Kansas 1,869 9,037 $116K
Connecticut 2,117 8,883 $118K
West Virginia 1,754 8,329 $92.8K
Oregon 2,009 7,684 $94.2K
Minnesota 1,910 7,550 $105K
Colorado 1,722 6,612 $85K
Nevada 1,497 5,488 $67.2K
Rhode Island 891 4,379 $58.5K
Nebraska 723 3,508 $41.4K
New Mexico 964 3,363 $38.8K
Maine 842 3,254 $49.6K
New Hampshire 768 3,095 $46.6K
Idaho 763 3,022 $37.4K
South Dakota 428 2,006 $26.4K
Utah 571 1,963 $21.4K
Hawaii 517 1,959 $22.8K
North Dakota 415 1,909 $22.8K
Delaware 515 1,785 $28.2K
Montana 409 1,605 $18.5K
Vermont 270 1,136 $16.3K
District of Columbia 264 944 $11.3K
Wyoming 145 645 $6,221
Alaska 134 504 $5,944
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
VIVIAN VILLARRUBIA VELEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled199

LUQUILLO

Puerto Rico

MOHIT SHETH M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled197

HENDERSON

Kentucky

ROBERT BARTEL MD

General Practice

Claims Filled193

DADEVILLE

Alabama

NEFTALI RODRIGUEZ SANTIAGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled188

RIO PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL DIBBS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled185

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

MADHU DHARAWAT M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled184

GLEN DALE

West Virginia

TERESA SALAZAR-CATRON MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled182

MARYVILLE

Tennessee

IVONNE BENABE HUERTAS

General Practice

Claims Filled182

LUQUILLO

Puerto Rico

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled178

GARDEN GROVE

California

OHMAR WIN M.D, M.S

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled174

LUBBOCK

Texas

TERRY KERSEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled173

RUTHERFORDTON

North Carolina

JOHN LYSTASH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled170

ROANOKE

Virginia

LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled169

BUSHNELL

Florida

GREGORY NEAVILLE MCD

Specialist

Claims Filled169

BATESVILLE

Arkansas

MEHRAN ARABPOUR DO

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled168

LIMA

Ohio

GABRIEL TORRES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

HATILLO

Puerto Rico

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled167

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

CHRISTOPHER MAULDIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled164

LAUREL

Mississippi

ODAIYAPPA SAMBANDAM M.D., FACC FCCP

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

PORT CHARLOTTE

Florida

CARMEN IRIZARRY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled162

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

SHOBHA SHAKAMURI MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled161

LONGVIEW

Texas

ANTHONY WHITE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled161

JONESBORO

Arkansas

PHILIP WEISS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled160

KINGSTON

New York

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled160

BEECH GROVE

Indiana