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DILTIAZEM ER

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

1.01M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 233 of 3395

$44.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 468 of 3395

267,900
Patients

Rank: 250 of 3395

136,031
Prescribers

Rank: 191 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

1.74M

2011

1.55M

2012

1.4M

2013

1.24M

2014

1.01M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$74.3M

2011

$68.6M

2012

$62.9M

2013

$53.5M

2014

$44.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$53

2011

$52

2012

$51

2013

$74

2014

$70

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 27,437 90,370 $4.15M
Texas 15,782 56,853 $2.55M
Florida 16,994 53,913 $2.37M
New York 13,990 50,241 $2.57M
North Carolina 11,436 49,402 $1.86M
Tennessee 9,996 41,690 $1.51M
Pennsylvania 10,344 40,969 $1.98M
Ohio 9,847 36,392 $1.82M
Georgia 7,844 33,688 $1.34M
Illinois 9,451 32,332 $1.41M
Missouri 7,691 31,290 $1.22M
Kentucky 5,977 26,195 $1.02M
Louisiana 5,052 24,119 $862K
Wisconsin 6,696 23,536 $1.05M
South Carolina 5,677 23,311 $980K
Indiana 6,300 23,161 $997K
Washington 6,166 22,708 $931K
Michigan 7,602 22,558 $1.22M
Virginia 5,973 22,399 $993K
Arkansas 4,272 21,849 $691K
Alabama 5,266 20,056 $925K
Arizona 6,346 19,481 $863K
Massachusetts 5,074 18,103 $835K
Mississippi 3,519 17,008 $587K
New Jersey 5,140 16,367 $891K
Iowa 3,726 15,566 $584K
Oregon 3,967 14,917 $658K
Oklahoma 3,542 14,222 $587K
Kansas 3,104 13,495 $534K
Minnesota 3,969 12,427 $624K
Maryland 3,539 10,684 $614K
Colorado 2,860 10,269 $464K
Connecticut 2,899 9,554 $480K
Nebraska 1,727 7,976 $279K
Maine 1,862 6,619 $389K
West Virginia 1,466 5,785 $269K
Nevada 1,803 5,361 $251K
New Mexico 1,488 5,095 $225K
Idaho 1,290 4,730 $218K
New Hampshire 1,332 4,576 $215K
Rhode Island 1,069 4,537 $187K
Utah 1,047 3,532 $166K
Montana 917 3,473 $138K
South Dakota 800 3,358 $119K
Hawaii 849 2,966 $155K
North Dakota 793 2,881 $131K
Delaware 974 2,610 $178K
Vermont 793 2,549 $136K
District of Columbia 468 1,607 $74K
Wyoming 379 1,571 $67.4K
Alaska 223 927 $40.4K
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 ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HECTOR COLOMBANY LORENZO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled149

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

DAVID HICKS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled148

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

MARIO SANCHEZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled146

RAYMONDVILLE

Texas

MARK SHELTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled145

WINNFIELD

Louisiana

WIRT SHROCK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled143

DURANT

Mississippi

OTIS BARNUM DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled142

NATCHITOCHES

Louisiana

ROBERT DUNAVANT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled140

BOLIVAR

Tennessee

MARIA BUNAG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

STATEN ISLAND

New York

WALLACE TRACY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

DE WITT

Arkansas

JERRY MEYER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

CONCORDIA

Missouri

CHARLES PHILLIPS M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled138

RICHMOND

Virginia

MANUEL ONG M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled137

CARTHAGE

Mississippi

TERESA SALAZAR-CATRON MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled137

MARYVILLE

Tennessee

ALAN COX MD

General Practice

Claims Filled136

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

BEN OWENS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled135

JONESBORO

Arkansas

JAMES CONRAD M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled133

FORT MYERS

Florida

VIVIAN CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

ELIZABETHTON

Tennessee

UMBERTO FONTANA MD

Claims Filled132

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

MARK WARD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled132

MORRO BAY

California

KEVIN SUNDBYE MD

Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Claims Filled131

TOPEKA

Kansas

SHYAM BHASKAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

VISALIA

California

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled126

MIAMI

Florida

ANGELA TORRES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled126

TISHOMINGO

Oklahoma

WILLIAM BOWDEN D.O., F.A.C.C.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled126

WINDSOR

California

ROBERT NARAGHI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled124

LOS ANGELES

California