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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
BHARAT PATEL SC

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

METROPOLIS

Illinois

DONALD CONERLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled129

PETAL

Mississippi

TAI WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

SAN GABRIEL

California

KENNETH HELLER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled126

BELTON

South Carolina

DAWN VERNON N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled125

ROCKFORD

Illinois

CRAIG STARK M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled124

DES MOINES

Iowa

AZMY GHALY MEDICAL DOCTOR

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled124

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT BARTEL MD

General Practice

Claims Filled124

DADEVILLE

Alabama

MOHIT SHETH M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled124

HENDERSON

Kentucky

WILLIAM SURBER M. D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled123

PARIS

Texas

GUSTAVO MONDRAGON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled123

CHULA VISTA

California

KRISHNA PANDEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

OAK CREEK

Wisconsin

MADHU DHARAWAT M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled122

GLEN DALE

West Virginia

DEBORAH HOPLA FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled121

TIMMONSVILLE

South Carolina

JAVED RANA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

ALMA

Arkansas

KAMRAN FASIH SIDDIQUI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

ELKHART

Indiana

MANUEL VEGA MD, FACC, FSCAI

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled119

DUBLIN

Georgia

BILLY MEARS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled119

HARRISON

Arkansas

ANTOINE ADEM M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled119

CRYSTAL CITY

Missouri

CARLOS CIGARROA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled119

LAREDO

Texas

GEORGE SMITH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled118

RUSTON

Louisiana

JOSEPH ECKBURG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled118

ROCKFORD

Illinois

TSHISWAKA KAYEMBE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled117

ST LOUIS

Missouri

BRENT GILL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

SHELBY

North Carolina

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled116

WESTLAND

Michigan