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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
MICHAEL COX M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled234

LIVINGSTON

Tennessee

TERRY HARRISON M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled233

PARIS

Tennessee

DAVID GUERRERO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled231

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

MICKE SMITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled230

DALLAS

Texas

MICHAEL ZANE D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled230

SEFFNER

Florida

MARIO BAEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled230

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

JERRY MEYER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled229

CONCORDIA

Missouri

JOHN LOPERA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled228

LAKE WORTH

Florida

TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled227

MARYVILLE

Illinois

MEENA SAHADEVAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled225

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

LYNDON SOE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled225

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

DALE GOINS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled224

HOPE

Arkansas

LOU ANNE ZIBAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled223

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

EPHRAIM GAMMADA MD, INTERNAL MEDICIN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled222

WINCHESTER

Tennessee

WIRT SHROCK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled220

DURANT

Mississippi

MAC BOWMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled217

AUGUSTA

Georgia

WILLIAM CLAPP M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled215

MORGANFIELD

Kentucky

IRINEO TIANGCO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled213

NATIONAL CITY

California

GREGORY NEAVILLE MCD

Specialist

Claims Filled210

BATESVILLE

Arkansas

AUSBERTO BIANCHI MD

Claims Filled207

MIAMI

Florida

LEON POVEDA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled203

LANTANA

Florida

ABSALOM TILLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled202

MALVERN

Arkansas

DONALD STUTZMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled202

CLACKAMAS

Oregon

LUIS PANNOCCHIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled201

NEW TAZEWELL

Tennessee

GALINA VAYNER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled201

ATLANTA

Georgia