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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
SEAN STADTLANDER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEWBERG

Oregon

MARIO TORRES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CORAL GABLES

Florida

SALLY TAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

MOHSIN SYED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW HARTFORD

New York

ALLAN BIRNBAUM D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PORT SAINT LUCIE

Florida

GEORGE IKELER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SORRENTO

Florida

MARK SHERIDAN MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled50

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

MATTHIAS ZIMMERMANN PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

WALKERTOWN

North Carolina

SUNITA BHASIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BLUEFIELD

West Virginia

LEONARDO LOPEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MENDOTA

Illinois

PETER FECANIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FAIRFAX

Virginia

JONATHAN MANN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NORFOLK

Virginia

ROBERTO MAURI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ELMIRA

New York

PETER PLATZER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

WILLIAM SESSIONS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ORANGE PARK

Florida

KAREN TIDMORE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WINCHESTER

Tennessee

LAWRENCE BLASE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

DONALD WIRTANEN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BLOOMFIELD

Iowa

GEORGE GROTH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

RANCHO SANTA FE

California

LOUIS GIANVITO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

STATEN ISLAND

New York

FRANK MAZZA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SUGAR LAND

Texas

BRUCE SELIGSOHN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MISSION VIEJO

California

DOMINIC ARCURI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LA PLACE

Louisiana

STANLEY GWOCK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

SANJAY DIXIT MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania