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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

37.7M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 2 of 3362

$632M
Retail Cost

Rank: 36 of 3362

6,245,507
Patients

Rank: 7 of 3362

416,518
Prescribers

Rank: 20 of 3362

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of people say

it's worth it

62%

of people say

it worked well

10%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 647,591 3,551,598 $64.7M
Florida 485,114 2,600,225 $46.9M
Texas 448,779 2,490,991 $40.1M
New York 348,849 2,140,998 $38.6M
Pennsylvania 307,086 2,054,364 $32.6M
Ohio 279,894 1,646,734 $25.2M
Illinois 226,712 1,351,686 $23.1M
North Carolina 198,799 1,276,784 $19.9M
Michigan 242,549 1,173,999 $23M
Georgia 162,212 1,050,181 $14.9M
Tennessee 164,405 1,025,570 $15.4M
Missouri 145,332 957,414 $14.4M
Indiana 148,611 864,898 $13.9M
New Jersey 148,464 806,075 $15.5M
Arizona 157,234 800,831 $13.2M
Kentucky 117,501 790,122 $10.9M
Massachusetts 124,457 786,229 $13.7M
Virginia 127,177 745,642 $12.3M
Wisconsin 119,405 688,425 $13.2M
Washington 126,853 681,791 $12.1M
Alabama 110,194 678,877 $11.1M
Minnesota 113,482 613,606 $12.9M
Louisiana 91,193 613,135 $9.17M
South Carolina 101,719 602,861 $9.56M
Colorado 113,135 600,010 $9.43M
Iowa 83,353 550,037 $8.97M
Oregon 98,471 538,964 $9.39M
Arkansas 67,058 466,080 $6.13M
Oklahoma 83,330 465,033 $7.8M
Kansas 70,317 452,132 $6.52M
Connecticut 69,055 394,940 $7.29M
Maryland 78,068 383,285 $7.9M
Mississippi 51,711 358,341 $4.82M
West Virginia 55,543 354,735 $5.26M
Nebraska 44,761 312,201 $4.77M
New Mexico 52,357 271,497 $4.54M
Nevada 49,785 255,191 $4.16M
Utah 46,371 235,978 $3.97M
Idaho 39,393 211,988 $3.62M
Maine 37,334 198,894 $3.81M
Rhode Island 21,818 152,319 $2.35M
Montana 25,035 147,907 $2.52M
South Dakota 22,703 144,634 $2.45M
New Hampshire 25,018 137,873 $2.39M
North Dakota 18,502 115,698 $2.23M
Hawaii 18,155 96,017 $1.8M
Delaware 19,288 86,720 $1.93M
Wyoming 12,707 73,341 $1.19M
Vermont 12,471 66,327 $1.35M
District of Columbia 6,137 30,662 $546K
Alaska 4,316 29,855 $402K
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 LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAVID WITTGENS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LANSING

Michigan

SHANNON SCOTT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GLENDALE

Arizona

ERIN MYERS PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

ROANOKE

Virginia

LARRY BERTE M.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

SACRAMENTO

California

WILLIAM WAITES PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

MOSES LAKE

Washington

ALI GHAFFARI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLOVIS

New Mexico

ANITA GROESCHKE CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

OLMSTED FALLS

Ohio

ANDREA WICKUS PAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

LEESPORT

Pennsylvania

TERRY ICARD PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

AYAZ VIRJI M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DAWSON

Minnesota

DAVID PINSKY M.D.,

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOUTH PASADENA

California

KYLE HOFFERT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NORTHFIELD

Minnesota

NIRMAL BUAL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

CYPRESS

Texas

SARAH WIPPERMANN NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

CINCINNATI

Ohio

HUSAM SHITIA M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHESHIRE

Connecticut

NESREEN BENHAMED MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

REGINA MARTIN PA-C

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LITITZ

Pennsylvania

JEREMY O'NEAL MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

SHERI TRATNACK NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

GROTTOES

Virginia

DOUGLAS HALL M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled50

OCALA

Florida

ARACELI CHANBONPIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

SAN GABRIEL

California

LISA KENDALL FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

TILLAMOOK

Oregon

MARTYE MARSHALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEST CHESTER

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL HODGES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEWTON

Massachusetts

ROBIN MOTTER-MAST M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HUNT VALLEY

Maryland