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LEVOXYL

Treats hypothyroidism. Also treats an enlarged thyroid gland (goiter) and thyroid cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

321K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 417 of 3238

$6.45M
Retail Cost

Rank: 921 of 3238

167,971
Patients

Rank: 317 of 3238

68,424
Prescribers

Rank: 320 of 3238

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it's worth it

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it worked well

10%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 22,777 40,375 $805K
North Carolina 10,616 22,102 $355K
New York 10,546 20,377 $433K
Florida 9,897 19,462 $364K
New Jersey 10,223 16,241 $406K
Pennsylvania 6,669 13,494 $285K
Massachusetts 8,166 13,217 $313K
Texas 7,152 12,464 $264K
Washington 4,468 8,539 $168K
Tennessee 3,523 7,713 $140K
Virginia 4,071 7,665 $164K
Michigan 5,451 7,100 $188K
Missouri 3,287 6,634 $130K
Arizona 4,124 6,565 $133K
Oregon 3,705 6,357 $138K
Illinois 3,118 5,428 $103K
Indiana 3,164 5,302 $123K
Ohio 2,904 4,936 $116K
Georgia 2,267 4,806 $87.3K
South Carolina 1,935 3,841 $75.3K
Mississippi 1,373 3,822 $58.4K
Kentucky 1,590 3,381 $70.7K
Connecticut 1,966 3,258 $73K
Colorado 1,651 2,902 $52.2K
Kansas 1,417 2,852 $59.8K
Oklahoma 1,551 2,786 $61.3K
Utah 1,376 2,626 $54.7K
Rhode Island 1,268 2,624 $38.1K
Nevada 1,497 2,579 $48.9K
Maryland 1,690 2,524 $64.6K
Wisconsin 1,328 2,452 $56.9K
Louisiana 1,035 2,383 $42.4K
Alabama 1,054 2,311 $40K
Iowa 824 1,846 $28.2K
New Mexico 1,072 1,827 $39.1K
Maine 1,006 1,541 $38.7K
Arkansas 589 1,511 $27.2K
New Hampshire 868 1,480 $30.8K
Nebraska 634 1,457 $24.1K
Minnesota 820 1,403 $32.5K
Montana 579 1,149 $23.4K
Idaho 528 1,025 $22.1K
West Virginia 470 893 $19.3K
Alaska 110 547 $8,411
Wyoming 273 511 $10.6K
Delaware 380 485 $14.2K
South Dakota 118 354 $5,097
Hawaii 167 341 $7,056
District of Columbia 139 245 $4,782
Vermont 158 229 $6,345
North Dakota 92 221 $4,285
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 LEVOXYL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LYNNETTE ORTIZ TORO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled153

CABO ROJO

Puerto Rico

LOURDES LAGONOWICZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled153

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE GANDARA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled151

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

MANUEL ALEGRE

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled150

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

EUGENE GO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled150

PORT ST JOHN

Florida

ZANDRA LOPEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

MIAMI

Florida

RIDHA AREM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled149

HOUSTON

Texas

IRA SPILER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled149

OLD BRIDGE

New Jersey

JEFFREY KORFF M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled147

NORTHAMPTON

Massachusetts

ANA LUGARO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

TOMAS TALAVERA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled146

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

SAMUEL PADILLA ROSA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled144

MANATI

Puerto Rico

FAUSTO LUGO RODRIGUEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled144

CABO ROJO

Puerto Rico

RANDALL AMMON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled143

ORINDA

California

LISA ABBOTT MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled143

RENO

Nevada

PHILIP NEWTON MD

General Practice

Claims Filled143

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

ANA SEDA CORDERO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled142

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

STEVEN FEHRENKAMP MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled142

AUSTIN

Texas

GINGER MCMULLEN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled142

SACRAMENTO

California

AYMAR RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled141

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

INGRID MIXTER -LEON M.D.

Claims Filled141

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID BOWERS M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled138

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

JAN HOFFMAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled138

NEWTON

Kansas

GEORGE KIMMERLING M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled137

SAN FRANCISCO

California

EDNA MELENDEZ REYES MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled137

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico