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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
RAJAT BHUSHAN

Specialist

Claims Filled813

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

JULIA LITVIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled810

SKOKIE

Illinois

GERALD GOLTZ M.D.

Claims Filled803

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

JEFFREY BROWN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled798

HOUSTON

Texas

MITCHELL HAMBURG M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled795

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

TODD FRIEZE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled789

BILOXI

Mississippi

BARBARA KUCEWICZ KOPYTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled787

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama

BERNARD BUCHANAN M.D., PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled786

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

WILLIAM PRUCHNIC MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled780

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled780

HIALEAH

Florida

MIGUEL VAZQUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled776

MIAMI

Florida

MARTIN COHEN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled771

MIAMI

Florida

SIMONA SCUMPIA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled766

AUSTIN

Texas

ALEKSANDR ZASYPKIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled761

BROOKLYN

New York

DMITRI KIRPICHNIKOV M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled760

BROOKLYN

New York

DAVID CRIPPIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled757

STORM LAKE

Iowa

INNA INOYATOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled752

BROOKLYN

New York

ELENA CHRISTOFIDES MD, FACE

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled752

COLUMBUS

Ohio

MANFRED BLUM M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled749

NEW YORK

New York

MICHAEL TAVDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled748

BROOKLYN

New York

MARK LUPO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled747

SARASOTA

Florida

JAHANGIR CYRUS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled743

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

WALTER KOHUT M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled741

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

SACHIN BAHL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled740

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

RALPH GOODMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled731

MEMPHIS

Tennessee