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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
ROSHAN MATHEW M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled106

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

DEBORAH BACESKI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled105

SOMERSET

Pennsylvania

LEONARD PIANKO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled105

AVENTURA

Florida

HAIDONG NGUYEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled104

SEFFNER

Florida

HOWARD KATZ MD

Claims Filled104

CORSICANA

Texas

ADEL MALATI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled104

OKMULGEE

Oklahoma

JIMMY EDMOND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled104

SPRING HILL

Florida

THOMAS DEGREGORY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled103

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

ASHWANI KUMAR MD

Claims Filled103

PORTAGE

Indiana

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled103

TUCKER

Georgia

DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled103

MIAMI

Florida

JAMIL BITAR M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled102

UVALDE

Texas

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled101

BRANDON

Mississippi

BARRY GLICK DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled100

ELK GROVE VILLAGE

Illinois

CHRISTOPHER PATTERSON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled100

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

CARLOS HORNEDO III D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled100

LAREDO

Texas

GRETCHEN SEROTA MD

Nursing Custodial Care Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facility

Claims Filled100

CINCINNATI

Ohio

CHI TAI LAU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled99

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

MICHAEL ROBSON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled99

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

GOPALAKRISHNA LEELA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled99

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

JOHN HABER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled99

TRESCKOW

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM HORTON DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled98

RINGGOLD

Georgia

RAJAMANICKAM PURUSHOTHAMAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled98

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

REX GALLEMORE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled98

NEOSHO

Missouri

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled98

GALAX

Virginia