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SYNTHROID

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

5.71M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 60 of 3362

$224M
Retail Cost

Rank: 125 of 3362

1,091,872
Patients

Rank: 79 of 3362

197,333
Prescribers

Rank: 111 of 3362

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it's worth it

62%

of people say

it worked well

10%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 92,175 482,473 $20.5M
Florida 90,601 441,918 $18.8M
California 76,315 388,158 $16.5M
Texas 77,263 364,544 $14.3M
Pennsylvania 68,003 342,998 $12.7M
North Carolina 43,511 266,709 $10.2M
Ohio 44,284 201,597 $7.5M
Michigan 51,620 179,915 $5.18M
New Jersey 42,280 178,081 $7.56M
Georgia 31,449 175,506 $6.89M
Illinois 29,618 143,054 $6M
Indiana 30,006 141,827 $5.1M
Missouri 21,640 115,703 $4.29M
Virginia 22,978 114,762 $4.72M
Tennessee 20,487 105,023 $3.99M
Kentucky 17,711 98,038 $3.54M
Louisiana 15,266 94,798 $3.43M
South Carolina 17,297 90,740 $3.71M
Arizona 19,286 85,917 $3.86M
Massachusetts 16,875 76,532 $3.05M
Connecticut 14,691 71,362 $3.55M
Mississippi 11,114 71,236 $2.53M
Alabama 12,981 68,620 $2.71M
Colorado 12,638 62,078 $2.74M
Kansas 11,344 60,216 $2.47M
Oklahoma 11,711 57,876 $2.01M
Maryland 14,049 57,199 $3.03M
Wisconsin 12,230 55,796 $2.1M
Washington 12,299 55,367 $2.24M
West Virginia 9,677 50,596 $1.94M
Oregon 9,504 47,009 $2.03M
Arkansas 7,997 46,516 $1.56M
Nevada 7,139 34,395 $1.47M
Iowa 6,012 32,852 $1.36M
Minnesota 7,051 31,196 $1.69M
Nebraska 5,155 30,378 $1.22M
Utah 6,160 25,778 $1.06M
New Mexico 6,067 25,408 $903K
Rhode Island 3,897 25,393 $965K
New Hampshire 3,711 17,597 $725K
Delaware 4,327 16,999 $682K
South Dakota 2,772 16,259 $645K
Maine 3,632 15,769 $785K
Idaho 3,284 15,085 $649K
Hawaii 3,335 13,892 $542K
Montana 2,193 11,327 $437K
North Dakota 1,467 8,055 $349K
Wyoming 1,429 7,344 $292K
Alaska 1,178 7,182 $254K
Vermont 1,448 6,374 $290K
District of Columbia 1,222 5,166 $271K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
EDUARDO UMPIERRE VELA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,476

MOROVIS

Puerto Rico

CHARLES TAYLOR MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,458

W. BLOOMFIELD

Michigan

ROBERT LA MANTIA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,439

EGGERTSVILLE

New York

MITCHELL AKMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,438

REDDING

California

PENNY GLICKMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,438

MAITLAND

Florida

MATIN SHARAFATKHAH M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,435

BROOKLYN

New York

JONATHAN WELDEN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,433

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

DAVID SHADOWEN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,430

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

RANDALL RICHE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,430

PENSACOLA

Florida

DENNIS KRAUSS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,419

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

GLORIA RODRIGUEZ MD, CEC, FACE

Specialist

Claims Filled1,416

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

CARLOS MENENDEZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,415

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

RAUL ACOSTA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,410

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

JUAN OTERO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,405

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

SWARNA VARMA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,400

BRIDGEVILLE

Pennsylvania

ELISABETH SOTO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,397

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

CLAUDIO RENJIFO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,395

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

GUIREIDA RIVERA COLON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,387

JUANA DIAZ

Puerto Rico

MURRAY GORDON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,381

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

SHARON PALUSHOCK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,371

OLD FORGE

Pennsylvania

JOSE MONTALVO-FIGUEROA MD FACE

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,357

COTO LAUREL

Puerto Rico

STEPHEN WELTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,356

SIKESTON

Missouri

OSVALDO CARDONA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,343

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

JOSE PADILLA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,343

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JOHN SISTRUNK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,312

JACKSON

Mississippi