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DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

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

3.89M
Medicare Part D Claims
$69M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 177,834 $8.06M
New York 132,397 $6.91M
California 90,541 $4.27M
Ohio 89,770 $5.21M
North Carolina 71,088 $3.11M
Massachusetts 67,701 $3.09M
Georgia 56,639 $2.39M
Florida 50,386 $2.35M
New Jersey 48,269 $2.71M
Illinois 46,806 $2.23M
Michigan 45,351 $2.58M
Virginia 44,857 $2.09M
Indiana 41,941 $2.02M
Tennessee 40,491 $1.76M
South Carolina 35,912 $1.56M
Texas 29,480 $1.69M
Kentucky 29,458 $1.35M
Louisiana 27,442 $1.06M
Alabama 26,888 $1.17M
Connecticut 24,321 $1.2M
Missouri 22,637 $1.16M
Rhode Island 20,719 $841K
West Virginia 19,240 $863K
Maryland 18,374 $1.13M
Puerto Rico 17,703 $543K
Washington 15,288 $809K
Mississippi 12,617 $492K
Wisconsin 11,529 $579K
Iowa 8,461 $341K
Oregon 8,210 $417K
New Hampshire 8,057 $408K
Kansas 7,969 $402K
Arizona 7,268 $458K
Minnesota 7,267 $380K
Oklahoma 6,976 $377K
Maine 6,333 $391K
Arkansas 5,541 $261K
Vermont 5,269 $259K
North Dakota 5,045 $200K
Nebraska 4,653 $204K
Delaware 4,280 $303K
Colorado 3,531 $222K
Nevada 3,521 $175K
District of Columbia 3,230 $155K
Hawaii 3,065 $142K
Utah 2,787 $161K
Idaho 2,662 $138K
New Mexico 2,276 $168K
Montana 2,196 $98.7K
South Dakota 1,707 $70.6K
Alaska 530 $31.6K
Wyoming 401 $25.9K
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 24HR ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
OTTO LLERENA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled467

CORAL GABLES

Florida

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled386

MIAMI

Florida

MARIA BETANCOURT

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled363

MIAMI

Florida

JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled335

HIALEAH

Florida

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled327

MIAMI

Florida

RICARDO MARTINEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled320

MIAMI

Florida

AETNA RX HOME DELIVERY

Suppliers, Mail Order Pharmacy

Claims Filled317

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

CIRILO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled312

MIAMI

Florida

HARRY HAWTHORNE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled312

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

DAVID BROZA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled305

NORTH KINGSTOWN

Rhode Island

JOSE CARDENAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled301

HIALEAH

Florida

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled289

HIALEAH

Florida

STEPHEN KWAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled286

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSE GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled285

MIAMI

Florida

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled283

HIALEAH

Florida

AUXI PEACHEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled283

MIAMI

Florida

SAMUEL NODAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled269

MIAMI

Florida

JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled267

MIAMI

Florida

ILDEFONSO MAS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled255

MIAMI

Florida

GLORIA CASAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled249

HIALEAH

Florida

ADEL SHAHEEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled247

LIMA

Ohio

JON LAMBRECHT MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled244

PAWTUCKET

Rhode Island

ABDULRAB AZIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled239

MONROEVILLE

Pennsylvania

MAC BOWMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled235

AUGUSTA

Georgia

BRIAN LIEB DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled234

CARROLLTOWN

Pennsylvania