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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 2014

1.24M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 208 of 3362

$53.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 384 of 3362

292,825
Patients

Rank: 235 of 3362

142,326
Prescribers

Rank: 178 of 3362

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53%

of people say

it's worth it

48%

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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 29,896 114,924 $5.25M
Florida 24,209 88,380 $3.74M
Texas 17,502 70,829 $3.16M
North Carolina 12,876 61,952 $2.42M
New York 15,056 59,787 $2.89M
Tennessee 10,972 53,039 $1.89M
Pennsylvania 10,757 46,804 $2.14M
Illinois 10,631 42,640 $1.87M
Georgia 8,433 39,873 $1.62M
Ohio 9,851 38,898 $1.94M
Missouri 8,167 37,136 $1.47M
Wisconsin 7,031 29,768 $1.31M
Kentucky 6,141 29,625 $1.19M
Arizona 7,495 27,277 $1.16M
Virginia 6,388 26,927 $1.2M
Washington 6,411 26,706 $1.08M
South Carolina 5,963 26,549 $1.06M
Michigan 8,201 26,417 $1.35M
Indiana 6,498 26,407 $1.17M
Louisiana 5,058 26,297 $1.01M
Alabama 5,684 24,427 $1.08M
Arkansas 4,409 23,673 $793K
Massachusetts 5,506 22,278 $1.02M
Mississippi 3,645 19,195 $684K
Iowa 3,967 19,165 $739K
Oklahoma 3,933 18,158 $734K
New Jersey 5,212 17,643 $903K
Minnesota 4,726 17,576 $895K
Oregon 4,027 16,934 $768K
Kansas 3,065 14,233 $607K
Colorado 3,319 12,915 $547K
Maryland 3,675 12,456 $676K
Connecticut 2,934 11,181 $520K
Nebraska 1,740 9,030 $330K
Maine 2,178 8,196 $436K
Nevada 2,214 8,107 $346K
New Mexico 2,116 8,036 $364K
West Virginia 1,379 5,833 $279K
Idaho 1,417 5,598 $259K
Rhode Island 1,153 5,539 $224K
New Hampshire 1,368 5,310 $233K
Utah 1,158 4,354 $197K
South Dakota 800 3,982 $151K
Montana 947 3,956 $158K
Hawaii 966 3,875 $200K
North Dakota 876 3,649 $165K
Delaware 1,044 3,405 $192K
Vermont 873 3,166 $156K
District of Columbia 487 1,859 $92.6K
Wyoming 404 1,810 $73.5K
Alaska 308 1,615 $58K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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
TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

MARYVILLE

Illinois

KENT LIEBER M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled131

BUFFALO

New York

MICHAEL HIGGINBOTHAM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled131

MALVERN

Arkansas

D HENRY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled131

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

BRANISLAV SCHIFFERDECKER M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled131

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

MICHAEL COX M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

LIVINGSTON

Tennessee

LARRY BRASHEARS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled130

MALVERN

Arkansas

ANTHONY WHITE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled130

JONESBORO

Arkansas

JOHN ALEXANDER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled130

MAGNOLIA

Arkansas

EDUARDO CHAPUNOFF MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled129

MIAMI

Florida

MICHAEL FELTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled129

CHURCH POINT

Louisiana

LUIS PANNOCCHIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled127

NEW TAZEWELL

Tennessee

CESAR VAZQUEZ MUNIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled127

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

REZA JALAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

DEXTER

Missouri

ANGELA TORRES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled126

TISHOMINGO

Oklahoma

GALINA VAYNER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

NORCROSS

Georgia

MARCUS KUBOSUMI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

WENATCHEE

Washington

KENNETH HELLER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled124

BELTON

South Carolina

DONALD CONERLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled124

PETAL

Mississippi

JAMES CONRAD M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled123

FORT MYERS

Florida

PATRICK MACMILLAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled123

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

STEVEN BARNETT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

WINNSBORO

South Carolina

WILLIAM BEBOUT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

MORGANFIELD

Kentucky

GEORGE CHANEY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled121

HAZARD

Kentucky

DAVID VANN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

NEWNAN

Georgia