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SYNTHROID

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

5.73M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 58 of 3238

$180M
Retail Cost

Rank: 131 of 3238

1,102,542
Patients

Rank: 69 of 3238

197,521
Prescribers

Rank: 104 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 92,932 484,642 $16.6M
Florida 93,489 481,505 $15.9M
California 77,025 384,612 $13M
Texas 77,097 359,101 $11.4M
Pennsylvania 67,083 341,253 $10.3M
North Carolina 48,660 296,589 $8.99M
Ohio 45,606 207,210 $6.33M
Michigan 55,657 200,433 $4.62M
Georgia 31,698 175,578 $5.6M
New Jersey 42,052 175,038 $6.19M
Indiana 31,108 144,383 $4.26M
Illinois 26,797 128,697 $4.16M
Missouri 21,874 117,499 $3.53M
Tennessee 22,527 112,901 $3.41M
Virginia 22,633 111,488 $3.67M
Kentucky 18,319 99,996 $2.92M
Louisiana 16,121 98,043 $2.91M
Arizona 19,056 81,249 $3M
South Carolina 15,098 76,769 $2.52M
Massachusetts 17,148 75,524 $2.39M
Mississippi 11,397 72,734 $2.11M
Connecticut 14,910 72,527 $2.93M
Alabama 13,649 72,437 $2.25M
Kansas 11,493 61,865 $2.02M
Oklahoma 11,438 58,141 $1.7M
Colorado 11,630 56,451 $2.01M
Wisconsin 12,261 56,253 $1.69M
Washington 12,469 55,306 $1.83M
Maryland 13,327 54,003 $2.27M
West Virginia 10,094 52,221 $1.59M
Arkansas 8,610 50,935 $1.4M
Oregon 9,855 48,212 $1.7M
Iowa 6,089 34,107 $1.11M
Nevada 6,964 32,594 $1.12M
Minnesota 6,805 30,605 $1.32M
Nebraska 4,940 29,764 $964K
Rhode Island 4,223 27,111 $845K
Utah 6,279 26,256 $880K
New Mexico 6,179 25,058 $676K
Delaware 4,333 17,537 $566K
New Hampshire 3,522 16,688 $548K
Maine 3,743 16,264 $648K
Idaho 3,306 15,710 $527K
South Dakota 2,668 15,620 $516K
Hawaii 3,424 14,763 $436K
Montana 2,161 11,398 $357K
North Dakota 1,392 7,531 $265K
Wyoming 1,463 7,351 $245K
Alaska 1,164 7,197 $201K
Vermont 1,447 6,549 $230K
District of Columbia 1,168 4,831 $197K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
JUAN OTERO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,269

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

DONALD BERGMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,263

NEW YORK

New York

OSVALDO JIMENEZ-MERCADO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,261

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO UMPIERRE VELA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,260

MOROVIS

Puerto Rico

DAVID SHADOWEN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,258

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

SWARNA VARMA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,249

BRIDGEVILLE

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,249

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

BARRY HOROWITZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,246

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,237

MIAMI

Florida

ZIAD KAHWASH MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,235

SOUTH CHARLESTON

West Virginia

GARY FIELD MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,231

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

MARTA BETANCOURT

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,230

HIALEAH

Florida

GLORIA CASAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,222

HIALEAH

Florida

RICHARD WEISS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,207

FORT MYERS

Florida

STEPHEN WELTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,204

SIKESTON

Missouri

JOSE ORTIZ M.D.,F.A.C.E.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,203

BEAUMONT

Texas

TODD FRIEZE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,201

BILOXI

Mississippi

JOHN SISTRUNK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,199

JACKSON

Mississippi

DAVID SISAM DO

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,199

HOUMA

Louisiana

JAMES POWELL MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,196

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

JULIO PITA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,188

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ANGELA GOMEZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,182

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MAYLI RODRIGUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,167

HIALEAH

Florida

ELISABETH BERGMAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,162

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

STEVEN FEHRENKAMP MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,161

AUSTIN

Texas