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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
PAUL ANIKE DO

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled115

LIMA

Ohio

MEHRAN ARABPOUR DO

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled115

LIMA

Ohio

WILLIAM OLDS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled115

ROXBORO

North Carolina

MAHENDER REDDY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled115

HUDSON

Florida

CHARLES REED M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled113

WINNSBORO

Louisiana

LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled113

BUSHNELL

Florida

WALTER BROGAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled113

LUBBOCK

Texas

MANUEL ABENDAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled112

PENSACOLA

Florida

MANUEL ONG M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled112

CARTHAGE

Mississippi

DAN WEBB M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

WEST MEMPHIS

Arkansas

JOSEPH ALBANESE DO

Nephrology

Claims Filled111

BRICK

New Jersey

TOM BACCAM D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled110

EL CAMPO

Texas

GAVRIEL FUZAYLOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

REGO PARK

New York

BRYANT BOJEWSKI D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

ERIE

Pennsylvania

STEVEN FINCHER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

SEARCY

Arkansas

PAULA HOLLINGSWORTH MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled109

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

WILLIAM MARMANDE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled109

HOUMA

Louisiana

VIKAS MAAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

BURGESS

Virginia

MOHAMED KHAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled108

REDDING

California

SHERALI GOWANI M.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled108

ORLANDO

Florida

JASVIR SIDHU MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled106

PORTERVILLE

California

KASHYAP PATEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled106

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

SCOTT TARPLEE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled106

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

PATRICK BRANNON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled106

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

JOEL CARVER M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled106

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas