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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
MINH NGUYEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled52

LONG BEACH

California

DIETER MARTIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

AUSTIN

Texas

SHANTILAL PATEL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled52

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

ENRIQUE FERNANDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

MIAMI

Florida

ANTHONY MAGLIONE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled52

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

HANY SALAMA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

BEVERLY LOMBARDI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

ALBERT LEA

Minnesota

SHLOMO CHARLAP

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled52

CLIFTON

New Jersey

EDDIE POWELL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled52

RAEFORD

North Carolina

ABRAHAM JOSEPH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

FAIRMONT

Minnesota

EDDIE LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

ALHAMBRA

California

BRETT BERMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled52

LA JOLLA

California

VORBES ALEGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

MOTTE SKINNER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

FLORENCE

South Carolina

UPALI WALGAMA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

HENDERSON

Texas

PADMAJA SATTU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

TROY

Ohio

DENISE BUCK M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

XIOMARA MORILLO-AZCUY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

CAPE CORAL

Florida

DANIEL SKARZYNSKI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled51

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

RUFUS LEFLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

ALBEMARLE

North Carolina

MICHAEL SHAW PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled51

WICHITA

Kansas

SCOTT COSTIN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

BELLEFONTAINE

Ohio

JAMES WASENMILLER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled51

SALEM

Oregon

ABDULRAB AZIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled51

MONROEVILLE

Pennsylvania

LOUIS WITONSKY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

BOCA RATON

Florida