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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
MARTA BETANCOURT

Family Medicine

Claims Filled189

HIALEAH

Florida

LUIS FERNANDEZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled187

MIAMI

Florida

JALIT TUCHINDA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled183

MC KEES ROCKS

Pennsylvania

SUDHIR KHANNA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled179

SHAMOKIN

Pennsylvania

JAWAHAR PALANIAPPAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled179

MOUNT VERNON

Ohio

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled176

CULLMAN

Alabama

EFRAIN MARTINEZ M.D.

Claims Filled173

MIAMI

Florida

INGRID MIXTER -LEON M.D.

Claims Filled173

MIAMI

Florida

THOMAS NOONAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled171

PAWTUCKET

Rhode Island

KUMBALATARA SIRIPALA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled170

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

HENRY SHOENTHAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled166

NEW PARIS

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM LEWIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled166

MARTINSVILLE

Virginia

DARYL WILEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled166

THOMSON

Georgia

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled166

DUBLIN

Georgia

TRACY LILLIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled165

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

RIAN MONTGOMERY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled164

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JEROME SAG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled164

LANSDALE

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL GUFFEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled163

BEAVER FALLS

Pennsylvania

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

JOSEPH MAZZA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled162

WOONSOCKET

Rhode Island

SUHDONG HAHN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled162

PAWTUCKET

Rhode Island

LAZARO CALVINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

HIALEAH

Florida

SERGIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled161

MIAMI

Florida

FRANK DAVIS MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled160

TIFTON

Georgia

DIANIK MARTINEZ M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled160

RICHMOND HILL

New York