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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 2014

963K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 246 of 3362

$14.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 718 of 3362

218,172
Patients

Rank: 284 of 3362

126,098
Prescribers

Rank: 204 of 3362

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53%

of people say

it's worth it

48%

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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 21,487 84,177 $1.23M
California 20,099 80,753 $1.46M
Texas 13,967 57,664 $877K
New York 13,036 55,338 $795K
Pennsylvania 9,420 43,267 $632K
Ohio 9,882 43,111 $703K
Illinois 8,969 40,070 $613K
North Carolina 8,165 36,502 $503K
Georgia 6,908 33,111 $463K
Michigan 8,875 32,410 $509K
Tennessee 6,440 30,661 $420K
Missouri 5,772 27,665 $405K
New Jersey 6,473 25,276 $365K
Indiana 5,550 24,123 $393K
Kentucky 4,901 23,803 $355K
Alabama 4,322 19,445 $292K
Virginia 4,284 18,001 $292K
South Carolina 3,876 17,764 $257K
Louisiana 3,406 16,453 $223K
Arkansas 3,208 16,359 $230K
Massachusetts 3,804 16,294 $238K
Arizona 4,050 14,376 $221K
Wisconsin 3,182 13,386 $221K
Mississippi 2,616 13,238 $177K
Washington 3,122 12,183 $189K
Oklahoma 2,713 12,109 $188K
Iowa 2,215 11,031 $162K
Maryland 2,790 10,623 $185K
Kansas 2,161 9,978 $158K
West Virginia 1,926 9,144 $125K
Connecticut 2,244 9,009 $138K
Oregon 2,155 8,477 $142K
Colorado 2,067 7,892 $138K
Minnesota 1,922 7,550 $129K
Nevada 1,804 7,011 $108K
Rhode Island 890 4,320 $65.9K
Nebraska 810 4,031 $59.5K
Maine 983 3,852 $65.1K
New Hampshire 849 3,692 $62.3K
New Mexico 1,034 3,548 $52.7K
Idaho 807 3,018 $48K
Utah 707 2,479 $37.8K
South Dakota 403 2,079 $31.6K
North Dakota 411 1,960 $25.9K
Montana 485 1,886 $27.6K
Delaware 533 1,861 $38.2K
Hawaii 501 1,836 $33.2K
Vermont 286 1,167 $18K
District of Columbia 274 929 $12.4K
Wyoming 179 716 $10K
Alaska 124 599 $6,748
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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
JASON COLINGER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled175

ERWIN

Tennessee

DONALD QUINN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled175

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

ALFRED EZMAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled173

GAFFNEY

South Carolina

HECTOR COLOMBANY LORENZO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled171

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

CHARLIE ROUSE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled170

CARROLLTON

Georgia

GANGATHARAN MATHISUTHAN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled168

MULLINS

South Carolina

KRISHNA NAMBURI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled167

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

NEFTALI RODRIGUEZ SANTIAGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled167

RIO PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

ANGELO SOYANGCO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled166

GALESBURG

Illinois

MEHRAN ARABPOUR DO

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled165

LIMA

Ohio

HOWARD MCMAHAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled165

OCILLA

Georgia

CHRISTOPHER MAULDIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled163

LAUREL

Mississippi

ULISES RODRIGUEZ

Specialist

Claims Filled163

PONCE

Puerto Rico

BRETT SCHARF DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled162

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

PAUL ANIKE DO

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled161

LIMA

Ohio

JUAN ORTIZ MATOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

VENKAT BATTULA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled159

LIMA

Ohio

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled159

BRANDON

Mississippi

SHOBHA SHAKAMURI MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled158

LONGVIEW

Texas

GREGORY NEAVILLE MCD

Specialist

Claims Filled158

BATESVILLE

Arkansas

LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

BUSHNELL

Florida

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

LORAIN

Ohio

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled156

WESTLAND

Michigan

DEMETRIOS MARAGOS MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled156

LIBERTY

Missouri

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled156

DUNEDIN

Florida