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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 2015

993K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 240 of 3395

$19.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 710 of 3395

226,542
Patients

Rank: 275 of 3395

131,168
Prescribers

Rank: 198 of 3395

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52%

of people say

it's worth it

49%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

751K

2011

797K

2012

882K

2013

963K

2014

993K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$8.01M

2011

$8.9M

2012

$10.9M

2013

$14.5M

2014

$19.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$24

2011

$24

2012

$25

2013

$31

2014

$34

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 23,003 89,488 $1.76M
California 21,157 84,283 $1.95M
Texas 14,489 60,031 $1.19M
New York 13,510 56,243 $1.11M
Pennsylvania 9,792 44,463 $915K
Ohio 9,993 44,055 $967K
Illinois 9,428 41,789 $849K
North Carolina 8,513 37,315 $695K
Georgia 7,202 34,658 $601K
Michigan 9,168 33,397 $738K
Tennessee 6,685 30,480 $554K
Missouri 6,033 28,929 $563K
New Jersey 6,783 26,774 $540K
Kentucky 5,220 25,353 $491K
Indiana 5,684 24,776 $532K
Alabama 4,605 19,697 $394K
Virginia 4,428 18,556 $396K
South Carolina 3,927 17,595 $338K
Massachusetts 3,899 17,074 $341K
Arkansas 3,286 16,730 $304K
Louisiana 3,389 16,548 $289K
Arizona 4,293 15,228 $320K
Wisconsin 3,244 13,743 $309K
Mississippi 2,699 13,557 $234K
Washington 3,410 13,225 $277K
Oklahoma 2,830 12,160 $256K
Maryland 2,978 11,175 $255K
Iowa 2,189 10,764 $213K
Kansas 2,150 10,041 $199K
Connecticut 2,321 9,271 $199K
West Virginia 1,980 9,130 $167K
Oregon 2,253 8,570 $184K
Colorado 2,142 8,094 $179K
Minnesota 2,021 7,888 $184K
Nevada 1,894 7,321 $145K
Rhode Island 951 4,358 $83.7K
Nebraska 839 4,228 $78.8K
Maine 981 3,935 $94K
New Hampshire 942 3,771 $85.9K
New Mexico 986 3,483 $70.9K
Idaho 819 2,956 $62.6K
Utah 736 2,628 $54.8K
South Dakota 448 2,307 $47.1K
Montana 492 2,012 $39.7K
Delaware 581 1,982 $54.3K
Hawaii 521 1,777 $40.9K
North Dakota 361 1,631 $27.8K
Vermont 311 1,216 $24.4K
District of Columbia 301 962 $16K
Wyoming 190 799 $15.6K
Alaska 116 585 $8,323
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
CONSTANCE ANDERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled241

RONCEVERTE

West Virginia

ALAN COX MD

General Practice

Claims Filled237

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

JASON COLINGER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled234

ERWIN

Tennessee

JOHN LYSTASH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled233

ROANOKE

Virginia

MIKHAIL VIZEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled232

SHERMAN OAKS

California

MADHU DHARAWAT M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled231

GLEN DALE

West Virginia

JOHN WILLIAMS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled230

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

DANIEL PARNASSA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled228

SEBRING

Florida

ANGIE ROSADO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled219

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled219

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

DANIEL CROCKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled215

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled212

WESTLAND

Michigan

WALID HADDAD M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled209

SHAWNEE

Oklahoma

MEHRAN ARABPOUR DO

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled209

LIMA

Ohio

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled206

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

GABRIEL TORRES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled204

HATILLO

Puerto Rico

SALOMON MITRANI-SEVY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled202

MIAMI

Florida

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled200

ROYSTON

Georgia

DAVID LICHTINGER D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled199

LEESBURG

Florida

ALEXANDER SHAKNOVICH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled199

NEW YORK

New York

MARTIN CONLEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled199

BOLIVIA

North Carolina

TERESA SALAZAR-CATRON MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled197

MARYVILLE

Tennessee

VENKAT BATTULA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled197

LIMA

Ohio

ELIAS ISSA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled196

BLUE RIDGE

Georgia

JEAN LESSLY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled192

NASHVILLE

Tennessee