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DILTIAZEM 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

1.67M
Medicare Part D Claims
$83.7M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 206,376 $12.2M
Florida 120,583 $4.74M
Texas 93,943 $4.12M
North Carolina 77,120 $3.25M
Tennessee 76,771 $2.87M
New York 72,324 $3.61M
Pennsylvania 67,811 $3.09M
Illinois 61,851 $2.57M
Missouri 60,210 $2.36M
Georgia 59,083 $2.49M
Ohio 52,843 $2.66M
Washington 51,663 $2.25M
Kentucky 50,830 $2.05M
Wisconsin 50,023 $2.06M
Minnesota 44,314 $1.97M
Arkansas 42,731 $1.52M
Iowa 41,942 $1.56M
Arizona 40,811 $1.76M
Alabama 40,301 $1.58M
Virginia 36,666 $1.82M
Indiana 35,494 $1.55M
Louisiana 35,115 $1.4M
Oregon 32,535 $1.55M
South Carolina 32,295 $1.43M
Mississippi 30,442 $1.16M
Massachusetts 30,197 $1.38M
Oklahoma 28,945 $1.25M
Michigan 28,481 $1.5M
Kansas 27,657 $1.07M
Colorado 27,301 $1.29M
Nebraska 19,072 $662K
Puerto Rico 18,737 $566K
New Jersey 18,318 $1.01M
Maryland 14,316 $840K
New Mexico 14,065 $572K
Maine 13,444 $712K
Nevada 13,325 $524K
Connecticut 11,938 $578K
Idaho 11,446 $459K
West Virginia 10,376 $488K
North Dakota 9,891 $386K
South Dakota 9,538 $358K
Utah 8,170 $340K
Montana 7,878 $305K
Rhode Island 7,567 $300K
Hawaii 7,526 $363K
New Hampshire 6,517 $329K
Vermont 6,019 $297K
Delaware 3,470 $209K
Wyoming 2,795 $118K
Alaska 2,424 $86.1K
District of Columbia 1,950 $100K
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 ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HARRY HAWTHORNE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled762

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

JOLLY JOSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled420

BRANDON

Florida

CHARLES STIMPSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled375

SHELBYVILLE

Tennessee

LAYNE REUSSER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled372

WICHITA

Kansas

ROBERT NARAGHI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled361

LOS ANGELES

California

SRINIVAS SANKA DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled339

TAMPA

Florida

TERENCE HOLMES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled337

HOUSTON

Texas

GABRIEL DANOVITCH MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled320

LOS ANGELES

California

JULIA BROWN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled320

SPRINGFIELD

Kentucky

JOHN ALEXANDER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled308

MAGNOLIA

Arkansas

KEITH HANSEN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled305

HAMPTON

Iowa

JOSEPH PETERS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled289

COUNCE

Tennessee

ANUPAM KAMAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled274

CLEARWATER

Florida

JON PEACOCK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled271

SIOUX CITY

Iowa

PETER JUNGWIRTH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

LAGUNA NIGUEL

California

CAROL PITTMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled268

SAINT PETERSBURG

Florida

GEORGE BEALE MD FACC

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

ASHLAND

Alabama

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled258

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

ABDOLLATIF GHIATHI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled251

CUTHBERT

Georgia

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled248

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled248

HICKORY

North Carolina

DAVID GULLETT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled247

CLARKSVILLE

Tennessee

KEITH BRADY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled243

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled236

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

LARRY CAREY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled235

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri