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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
HOSAM KAMEL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled148

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

HUGH ASHURST MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

MOBILE

Alabama

MICHAEL AHEARN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled147

KEWANEE

Illinois

MARIA ENCARNACION MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled146

FAYARDO

Puerto Rico

EDWIN MARSHALL MD

Claims Filled146

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

SAULIUS KALVAITIS MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled145

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MICHAEL CAMP M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled145

MOUNTAIN HOME

Arkansas

BRETT SCHARF DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled143

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

ANNA PRICE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled143

BOWMAN

South Carolina

LAURENCE PETTY M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled142

PLANT CITY

Florida

JUAN ORTIZ MATOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled142

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

WRIGHT SHIELDS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled142

NEW BERN

North Carolina

BILAL NAEEM MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled141

SPRINGDALE

Arkansas

IMRAN VIRK M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled139

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

NEFTALI RODRIGUEZ SANTIAGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled139

RIO PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

ANGELO SOYANGCO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled138

GALESBURG

Illinois

JOHN HORN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled138

DANVILLE

Kentucky

VLADIMIR GELFAND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled138

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

RAMA THUMATI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled138

POMONA

California

LALITHA MEDEPALLI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled137

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

EVELYN MATTA FONTANET M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled137

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

MARCEL FILART MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled136

LOS ANGELES

California

LOUIS GARY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled136

GODFREY

Illinois

MARK WARD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled135

MORRO BAY

California

KASHYAP PATEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled134

ORMOND BEACH

Florida