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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
MICHAEL COX M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled156

LIVINGSTON

Tennessee

ROBERT STAMM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled155

SANTA FE

New Mexico

NEWMAN HARTER M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled154

ANDERSON

South Carolina

CARLA GILLESPIE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled153

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled153

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

AUSBERTO BIANCHI MD

Claims Filled152

MIAMI

Florida

MAC BOWMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled152

AUGUSTA

Georgia

MOHIT SHETH M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled151

HENDERSON

Kentucky

TERESA SALAZAR-CATRON MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled150

MARYVILLE

Tennessee

RAJIV NAVAL SRINIVAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

MANCHESTER

Kentucky

RANDELL MINTON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled148

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

IAN WEINSTEIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

BOCA RATON

Florida

MICHAEL HIGGINBOTHAM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled147

MALVERN

Arkansas

MICHAEL O'CONNER DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

DES MOINES

Iowa

DAVID GRIFFIN MD

Claims Filled145

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

GALINA VAYNER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled144

NORCROSS

Georgia

FRANK BUNCH MD

Claims Filled144

FAIRHOPE

Alabama

TIMOTHY HESTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled143

TOPEKA

Kansas

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled142

GARDEN GROVE

California

UMBERTO FONTANA MD

Claims Filled141

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled140

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

GEORGE CHANEY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled138

HAZARD

Kentucky

ROGER WINKLE M.D.

Claims Filled138

E PALO ALTO

California

DENNIS PARTEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

MONETTE

Arkansas

BEN OWENS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled137

JONESBORO

Arkansas