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SYNTHROID

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

4.28M
Medicare Part D Claims
$121M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 434,653 $11.6M
New York 382,670 $11M
Puerto Rico 368,704 $7.59M
Pennsylvania 288,809 $6.96M
California 279,702 $8.04M
North Carolina 277,202 $6.64M
Texas 227,208 $6.34M
Ohio 165,351 $4.68M
Georgia 149,863 $3.9M
Missouri 106,318 $2.67M
Illinois 105,263 $2.92M
Indiana 100,793 $2.78M
Tennessee 98,597 $2.46M
Virginia 98,009 $2.7M
New Jersey 95,976 $3.18M
Louisiana 91,294 $2.2M
Kentucky 89,388 $2.22M
Mississippi 73,608 $1.69M
South Carolina 73,228 $1.91M
Alabama 72,533 $1.83M
Michigan 63,577 $2.06M
Arizona 62,242 $1.94M
Kansas 57,204 $1.55M
Connecticut 54,943 $1.69M
Arkansas 48,734 $1.13M
Oklahoma 48,612 $1.27M
Massachusetts 47,043 $1.31M
West Virginia 46,815 $1.22M
Colorado 45,230 $1.32M
Washington 44,343 $1.31M
Maryland 43,132 $1.56M
Wisconsin 41,547 $1.13M
Oregon 38,662 $1.16M
Iowa 35,524 $896K
Nebraska 29,658 $769K
Minnesota 27,397 $957K
Utah 26,463 $754K
Rhode Island 25,018 $625K
Nevada 22,432 $657K
New Mexico 22,296 $590K
South Dakota 16,656 $436K
Idaho 15,616 $441K
New Hampshire 12,638 $375K
Delaware 12,481 $323K
Hawaii 12,469 $314K
Maine 11,946 $414K
Montana 11,059 $286K
Wyoming 8,967 $245K
Alaska 7,567 $164K
North Dakota 6,878 $198K
Vermont 6,242 $190K
District of Columbia 2,360 $78.2K
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 SYNTHROID

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FRANCISCO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled4,906

MIAMI

Florida

ANGEL ALEJANDRO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled3,308

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD DODD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,700

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

HERNAN BAQUERIZO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,681

MIAMI

Florida

FUAD ASHKAR M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,633

MIAMI

Florida

ELISABETH BERGMAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,631

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

PAUL MARGULIES MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,554

MANHASSET

New York

ANNE LAROCHELLE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,551

MEADVILLE

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH DEHAVEN M D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,551

SAVANNAH

Georgia

MICHAEL ADLER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,404

PLAINS

Pennsylvania

PERRY KALIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,394

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,364

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN HILTON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,362

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

JOSEPH HINES MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,332

ERIE

Pennsylvania

HEATHER PEIRCE M.D.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled1,299

CUMBERLAND

Maryland

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,273

MIAMI

Florida

DENISE MORRIS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,269

WAYCROSS

Georgia

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,265

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID HESTER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,262

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

RICHARD WEISS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,258

FORT MYERS

Florida

CHRISTY CUGINI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,204

NAPLES

Florida

GLORIA CASAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,174

HIALEAH

Florida

PAUL COFOID M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,169

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

SOFIA VASQUEZ SOLOMON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,156

HIALEAH

Florida

RAYMOND GRENFELL, JR. M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,139

JACKSON

Mississippi