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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
SUBRAMANIA KRISHNASWAMI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled67

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JOHN WOODALL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

ANDERSON

Indiana

THOMAS MANDAT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

PARMA

Ohio

DONALD MEACHAM MD

Claims Filled67

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

SARABJIT SINGH MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled67

BAKERSFIELD

California

ROBERT WOODROME M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled67

LIVINGSTON

Texas

DANIEL HARVEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

CARSON

California

LANCE REINHERZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled67

MURRIETA

California

ULYSSES URQUIDI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

EL PASO

Texas

ALMA TAMULA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

SHELBYVILLE

Tennessee

MIMI BISWAS M.D., MHS

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled67

RIVERSIDE

California

BENJAMIN WILLIAMS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

THOMASTON

Georgia

RACHEL AVGUSH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled67

GARNERVILLE

New York

CLIFFORD GARVIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled67

DENISON

Texas

PEDRO HERNANDEZ M.D. P.A.

Specialist

Claims Filled67

AMARILLO

Texas

JOHN GRIGSBY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

MIAMI

Oklahoma

BARRY SIDOROW M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled67

HINSDALE

Illinois

ALFRED EZMAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

GAFFNEY

South Carolina

SAMUEL STONE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

CHESTER

South Carolina

SUKHVINDER BHAJAL

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled67

VISALIA

California

UMBERTO FONTANA MD

Claims Filled67

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

ASHOK KUMAR M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled66

HAWTHORNE

California

BRANNON TREECE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

JONESBORO

Arkansas

SHRIKANT BEMBALKAR M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled66

BECKLEY

West Virginia

GERARDO JOSE ALLENDE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled66

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico