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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. Without this hormone, the body cannot function properly, resulting in: poor growth; slow speech; lack of energy; weight gain; hair loss; dry, thick skin; and increased sensitivity to cold. When taken correctly, levothyroxine reverses these symptoms. Levothyroxine is also used to treat congenital hypothyroidism (cretinism) and goiter (enlarged thyroid gland). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

24.8M
Medicare Part D Claims
$256M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 2,307,680 $23.5M
Florida 1,908,508 $17.9M
Texas 1,803,284 $16.6M
Pennsylvania 1,581,578 $14.1M
New York 1,441,692 $15.2M
Ohio 1,243,088 $11.4M
Illinois 1,081,119 $10.1M
Tennessee 780,333 $6.73M
North Carolina 755,220 $6.66M
Michigan 750,706 $8.44M
Georgia 731,281 $6.34M
Missouri 710,889 $6.11M
Indiana 650,565 $6.14M
Kentucky 596,262 $5.02M
Massachusetts 592,587 $5.72M
Arizona 579,819 $5.36M
Wisconsin 553,785 $5.6M
Minnesota 551,302 $5.74M
New Jersey 531,353 $5.56M
Virginia 528,410 $4.88M
Washington 506,929 $5M
Alabama 505,747 $4.35M
Iowa 457,102 $3.74M
Louisiana 420,007 $3.62M
Oregon 398,005 $3.81M
South Carolina 394,456 $3.53M
Oklahoma 378,184 $3.73M
Colorado 370,569 $3.23M
Arkansas 360,348 $2.86M
Kansas 356,746 $3.13M
Puerto Rico 327,634 $2.57M
West Virginia 297,169 $2.62M
Connecticut 280,590 $2.82M
Mississippi 278,912 $2.27M
Maryland 251,982 $2.73M
Nebraska 251,389 $2.13M
New Mexico 236,573 $2.19M
Nevada 193,704 $1.78M
Idaho 175,699 $1.71M
Utah 174,604 $1.67M
Maine 154,991 $1.72M
Montana 128,103 $1.17M
South Dakota 121,198 $1.12M
Rhode Island 113,487 $961K
North Dakota 105,863 $1.08M
New Hampshire 96,834 $959K
Hawaii 78,364 $765K
Wyoming 59,418 $539K
Vermont 58,100 $616K
Delaware 52,814 $589K
Alaska 20,168 $188K
District of Columbia 18,185 $176K
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 LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHARLES DAVIS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,728

BOULDER

Colorado

KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,719

TROUP

Texas

JOEY SANTOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,699

ANAHEIM

California

MARY JANE CASTRO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,696

NEDERLAND

Texas

JON JACKSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,679

PORT ORANGE

Florida

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,675

DUBLIN

Georgia

REZA ESFAHANI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,673

ARVADA

Colorado

JITENDRA PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,667

PORTSMOUTH

Ohio

MARC NEVIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,667

SALEM

Virginia

KANDARP PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,652

JACKSON

Tennessee

ROBERT BURNS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,646

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

GEORGE BORST M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,639

ASHLAND

Kentucky

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,635

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

THOMAS DAHLBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,635

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

WILLIAM GEORGE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,618

NEDERLAND

Texas

JUAN SYGAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,615

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

RICHARD PISH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,615

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

TODD FARRER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,610

BAKERSFIELD

California

JAMES COLLINS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,606

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

JAMES SEXSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,601

AUSTELL

Georgia

JESSE MORRISS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,598

DOTHAN

Alabama

CHRISTOPHER PATTERSON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,595

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,587

HIALEAH

Florida

DWIGHT WILLETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,585

KINGSTON

Tennessee

RAUL MATEO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,581

SAINT FRANCIS

Wisconsin