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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
RICHARD CARPENTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled169

ELLOREE

South Carolina

REVEL PORTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled169

JONESBORO

Arkansas

STEVEN RUSHING M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled169

WINONA

Mississippi

KENNETH SCOTT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled169

CLINTON

Missouri

SHEL-DON LEGARRETA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

TEMPE

Arizona

ROBERT KENDRICK M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled167

JENA

Louisiana

PAULO RIBEIRO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled166

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

BYRON NELSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled166

CENTRE

Alabama

JAMES LOVELL D.O.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled165

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

PATRICIA ANDERSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled165

DICKINSON

North Dakota

DAVID HICKS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled165

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JAMES THOMAS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled165

SAVANNAH

Tennessee

DAN MARTIN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled165

CAMDEN

Arkansas

EDWARD DUBROW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled164

SUN CITY

Arizona

RODNEY STALHEIM M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled164

LENOIR

North Carolina

HUGH BATTY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled164

SHERIDAN

Wyoming

DOUGLAS SLATER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled164

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

AARON SHEETS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled164

LARGO

Florida

BARBARA BROWN APPLEGATE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled163

OSBORNE

Kansas

BRUCE THOMPSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled163

OAKLAND

California

RENE GARCIA M.D.

Contractor

Claims Filled163

MIAMI

Florida

MATTHEW BARNETT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled161

MAGNOLIA

Arkansas

HAIDONG NGUYEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled161

SEFFNER

Florida

JAMES JUSTICE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled161

JASPER

Arkansas

THOMAS ROBINSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina