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SYNTHROID

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

4.29M
Medicare Part D Claims
$124M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 438,761 $12.8M
New York 395,349 $11.8M
Pennsylvania 298,018 $7.65M
California 293,234 $8.97M
North Carolina 268,287 $6.89M
Texas 234,238 $7.11M
Ohio 162,634 $4.95M
Georgia 152,151 $4.27M
New Jersey 145,919 $4.68M
Illinois 108,396 $3.22M
Indiana 102,470 $3.01M
Missouri 100,107 $2.77M
Virginia 98,776 $2.91M
Louisiana 98,330 $2.54M
Tennessee 96,940 $2.62M
Michigan 87,732 $2.69M
Kentucky 84,326 $2.24M
Mississippi 73,619 $1.84M
South Carolina 73,556 $2.06M
Arizona 65,812 $2.2M
Connecticut 63,370 $2.18M
Alabama 61,216 $1.66M
Kansas 55,202 $1.63M
Massachusetts 50,292 $1.45M
Oklahoma 50,225 $1.37M
West Virginia 49,057 $1.34M
Washington 48,370 $1.42M
Colorado 47,102 $1.5M
Arkansas 46,577 $1.16M
Maryland 43,380 $1.7M
Wisconsin 42,284 $1.28M
Oregon 39,172 $1.23M
Iowa 33,115 $922K
Nebraska 28,772 $817K
Minnesota 26,818 $1.03M
Utah 25,905 $794K
Nevada 24,587 $765K
Rhode Island 24,483 $663K
New Mexico 22,873 $556K
South Dakota 15,567 $451K
Idaho 15,161 $462K
Hawaii 13,488 $335K
Delaware 13,371 $357K
New Hampshire 13,192 $408K
Maine 12,778 $470K
Montana 10,664 $295K
Wyoming 8,610 $255K
Alaska 7,114 $171K
North Dakota 6,605 $207K
Vermont 6,583 $206K
District of Columbia 2,534 $88.4K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
DENISE CARO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,675

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

LUIS RUIZ RIVERA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,655

PONCE

Puerto Rico

GILBERTO VAZQUEZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,555

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

HERNAN BAQUERIZO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,552

MIAMI

Florida

MARIO MALDONADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,546

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

CARLOS MARTINEZ RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,538

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

JOSE RIESTRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,526

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ANNE LAROCHELLE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,488

MEADVILLE

Pennsylvania

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,469

MIAMI

Florida

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,465

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD WEISS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,431

FORT MYERS

Florida

MOHAMED ZEITOUN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,422

HOBART

Indiana

CHRISTY CUGINI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,419

NAPLES

Florida

ELISABETH BERGMAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,419

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

SUZETTE TORO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,419

SAN GERMAN

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL ADLER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,394

PLAINS

Pennsylvania

JOSE GARCIA MATEO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,391

PONCE

Puerto Rico

HEATHER PEIRCE M.D.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled1,369

CUMBERLAND

Maryland

JUAN ORTIZ MATOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,366

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

DENISE MORRIS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,361

WAYCROSS

Georgia

JULIO LOPEZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,358

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

CLAUDIO RENJIFO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,323

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

PERRY KALIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,315

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

MATIN SHARAFATKHAH M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,312

BROOKLYN

New York

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,306

MIAMI

Florida