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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
CHRISTODULOS STAVENS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled148

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

FRANK BAFFONI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

WARWICK

Rhode Island

BRUCE BROWN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled146

WAREHAM

Massachusetts

LELAND PHIPPS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled146

PARIS

Illinois

FORTUNE DUGAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled146

METAIRIE

Louisiana

ROBERT KERPER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled146

ROCHESTER

New York

STEVEN FERA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled145

WAKEFIELD

Rhode Island

JONATHAN ALBIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled144

LANSDALE

Pennsylvania

UMAMAHESWARA VEJENDLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled144

JAMESTOWN

New York

ALVA SMITH MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled143

PHILA

Pennsylvania

BRIAN BLANCHETTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled143

WHITMAN

Massachusetts

SALIM DAHDAH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled142

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled142

SAN GABRIEL

California

HENRY FOLB M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

MC MURRAY

Pennsylvania

JORGE ABAD MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled141

MIAMI

Florida

DONALD BULGER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled141

CLAYSBURG

Pennsylvania

RODDY CANOSA D.O.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled141

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

RAUL GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

ROME

Georgia

ALEXANDER SHAKNOVICH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled141

NEW YORK

New York

SHANTILAL PATEL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled141

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

WILLIAM PRINCE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

MARTINSVILLE

Virginia

MIRZA ASHRAF M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled141

CARTHAGE

New York

STEPHEN TUNICK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled140

LEETSDALE

Pennsylvania

L LOWMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled140

ATHENS

Georgia

HENRY HANLEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled139

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana