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Prescriber Checkup » LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM

Liothyronine, 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, liothyronine reverses these symptoms. Liothyronine is also used to treat goiter (enlarged thyroid gland) and to test for hyperthyroidism (a condition where the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

123K
Medicare Part D Claims
$10.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 31,508 $1.54M
Texas 17,853 $813K
Florida 15,816 $753K
Washington 11,476 $564K
New York 9,664 $460K
Arizona 8,764 $419K
Pennsylvania 7,817 $356K
Ohio 7,571 $341K
North Carolina 7,489 $327K
Missouri 6,929 $319K
Oregon 6,666 $291K
Georgia 6,374 $283K
Illinois 6,010 $277K
Indiana 5,970 $280K
Tennessee 5,305 $218K
Colorado 5,258 $279K
Michigan 5,038 $242K
Virginia 3,874 $182K
New Jersey 3,783 $188K
Massachusetts 3,768 $166K
Minnesota 3,316 $149K
Wisconsin 3,311 $140K
Louisiana 3,111 $141K
New Mexico 3,052 $152K
Utah 2,968 $136K
Idaho 2,759 $119K
Nevada 2,751 $135K
Kentucky 2,674 $128K
Oklahoma 2,579 $104K
Connecticut 2,392 $108K
South Carolina 2,353 $103K
Nebraska 2,351 $100K
Iowa 2,292 $86.8K
Arkansas 2,276 $104K
Alabama 2,107 $88.1K
Kansas 2,026 $76.2K
Maryland 1,691 $89.8K
West Virginia 1,650 $75.3K
Mississippi 1,236 $54.5K
Puerto Rico 1,123 $38.6K
Maine 1,112 $54.6K
Hawaii 1,103 $44.6K
Montana 975 $40.3K
New Hampshire 939 $44K
Vermont 906 $39.6K
Rhode Island 873 $47.3K
South Dakota 698 $26.5K
Wyoming 511 $22.4K
North Dakota 356 $13.1K
Delaware 294 $16.4K
District of Columbia 287 $15.2K
Alaska 231 $9,512
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 LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MUBASHIR MAHMOOD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled117

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

EDITA EXTRA-MENDOZA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

GREEN VALLEY

Arizona

MELINDA JEZIERSKI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

SANTA MARIA

California

MICHAEL CILIP M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

HORSEHEADS

New York

LYLE LUNDBLAD DO

Urology

Claims Filled116

EDINA

Minnesota

AMIN JAMAL M.D.,P.A.

Specialist

Claims Filled116

HOUSTON

Texas

JUAN GARCIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled116

HARLINGEN

Texas

JIMMY DIAZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled115

KINGSLAND

Georgia

WILLIAM COCHRAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled115

GREEN VALLEY

Arizona

HARVEY SCHNEIR M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled114

CAMARILLO

California

JONATHAN INSEL MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled114

TUCSON

Arizona

JOCELYN JOHNSON APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled114

AMHERST

Massachusetts

JAMES PETERS MD

Claims Filled114

WYOMISSING

Pennsylvania

LISA STONE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled113

WENATCHEE

Washington

LOLA STEINBAUM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled113

MONTEREY

California

DAVID CAHN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled113

SAN JOSE

California

BENEDICTO ESTOESTA M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled112

VALLEY SPRINGS

California

MARY-ANN BOLTE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled111

BELLEVUE

Washington

MOHAMMAD HASAN MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled111

BECKLEY

West Virginia

JULIA LONG PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled108

SPRING HILL

Florida

JOSEPH JOHNSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled106

SPARKS

Nevada

JAMES WARSHAW MD, PHD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled105

TAUNTON

Massachusetts

MATTHEW TINNEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled105

DAYTON

Tennessee

BRIAN MINKUS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled105

ARTESIA

California

BRUCE BELZER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled104

BOISE

Idaho