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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
PIYUSH PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,872

COLUMBUS

Georgia

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,831

DUNEDIN

Florida

LOU ANNE ZIBAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,788

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,779

ROYSTON

Georgia

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,725

CALHOUN

Georgia

RON RANKIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,702

AMARILLO

Texas

TRUDY SANSON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,692

WEST MONROE

Louisiana

MANUEL BROWN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,673

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

CYNTHIA PINSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,661

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,645

SMYRNA

Georgia

CARLA GILLESPIE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,626

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

DALE MCGREGOR D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled2,567

MOULTRIE

Georgia

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,554

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,519

TEXARKANA

Texas

KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,517

TROUP

Texas

CESAR TRABANCO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,515

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JOHN ARNETT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,496

DOUGLAS

Georgia

KENNETH SHEPHARD MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,495

MIAMI

Florida

JITENDRA PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,469

PORTSMOUTH

Ohio

JONATHAN BREMER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,464

ELIZABETHTON

Tennessee

HAZEL YANG M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled2,451

ASHLAND

Kentucky

JEFFREY AMIDON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,442

ROME

New York

ROBERT MORALES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,441

KINGSVILLE

Texas

STEPHEN EVANS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,428

BUFFALO

New York

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,420

FORT WORTH

Texas