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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.54M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 185 of 3238

$75.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 267 of 3238

345,104
Patients

Rank: 200 of 3238

156,551
Prescribers

Rank: 154 of 3238

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52%

of people say

it's worth it

47%

of people say

it worked well

18%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 38,987 153,719 $8.9M
Florida 27,498 110,121 $5.12M
Texas 21,317 90,786 $4.39M
North Carolina 15,330 78,617 $3.48M
New York 16,514 70,437 $3.63M
Tennessee 12,758 65,139 $2.62M
Pennsylvania 12,163 58,011 $2.8M
Illinois 11,670 49,419 $2.48M
Georgia 9,612 48,322 $2.15M
Ohio 11,611 46,384 $2.57M
Missouri 9,730 45,126 $2M
Wisconsin 8,960 39,445 $2M
Kentucky 7,424 37,097 $1.69M
Washington 8,048 34,916 $1.61M
Virginia 7,410 33,364 $1.73M
Alabama 6,969 33,210 $1.52M
Arizona 8,564 32,705 $1.62M
Indiana 7,644 32,564 $1.65M
Louisiana 5,754 31,001 $1.32M
Michigan 9,254 30,719 $1.77M
Arkansas 5,359 29,767 $1.13M
Massachusetts 6,604 28,875 $1.53M
South Carolina 5,875 28,137 $1.33M
Minnesota 6,338 25,785 $1.48M
Iowa 5,090 25,683 $1.09M
Mississippi 4,169 23,429 $926K
Oklahoma 4,887 22,500 $1.02M
Oregon 5,062 22,343 $1.13M
New Jersey 5,499 20,178 $1.14M
Kansas 3,851 18,485 $840K
Colorado 4,039 16,711 $788K
Maryland 3,847 14,211 $847K
Connecticut 3,299 13,049 $692K
Nevada 2,836 10,920 $509K
Nebraska 2,171 10,916 $442K
Maine 2,531 10,599 $582K
New Mexico 2,613 10,534 $523K
West Virginia 1,696 7,737 $409K
Idaho 1,781 7,410 $360K
Rhode Island 1,275 6,867 $292K
New Hampshire 1,589 6,563 $334K
Utah 1,517 6,014 $284K
Montana 1,196 5,435 $242K
North Dakota 1,136 5,315 $251K
South Dakota 1,041 5,197 $241K
Hawaii 1,162 4,876 $256K
Vermont 1,031 4,174 $225K
Delaware 1,135 3,896 $241K
District of Columbia 595 2,323 $123K
Wyoming 468 2,047 $90.8K
Alaska 369 1,885 $71.4K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
JOSEPH PETERS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled180

COUNCE

Tennessee

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled179

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

SHYAM BHASKAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled179

VISALIA

California

SARAT DONEPUDI MD

Surgery

Claims Filled179

VACHERIE

Louisiana

CHANDAN CHEEMA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled173

ROSEVILLE

California

HEROLD SIMON

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled172

BROOKLYN

New York

STANLEY BURLESON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled172

DEWITT

Arkansas

ROBERTO PEREZ-GUTIERREZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled170

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled170

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

MICHELE DELVICARIO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled170

TORRANCE

California

JOSE RIVERA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled169

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

IMRAN VIRK M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled165

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

RAFAEL LOPEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled165

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

JAMES ANDERSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled165

ASHLAND CITY

Tennessee

MANUEL ONG M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled164

CARTHAGE

Mississippi

RAMESH PANDEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled164

CLAIRTON

Pennsylvania

GREGORY EAVES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled164

AIKEN

South Carolina

BENJAMIN WILLIAMS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

THOMASTON

Georgia

JERRY MEYER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled163

CONCORDIA

Missouri

GEORGE BEALE MD FACC

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

ASHLAND

Alabama

LARRY CAREY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled160

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

DAVID LAW M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled158

SPRINGHILL

Louisiana

MICHAEL TOREN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled158

HILLSBORO

Oregon

DAVID HICKS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled158

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

KENNETH SCOTT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled157

CLINTON

Missouri