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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
MARIA MARTI LON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,104

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

ZIAD KAHWASH MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,097

SOUTH CHARLESTON

West Virginia

MURRAY GORDON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,096

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH FALLON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,095

WOODBURY

New Jersey

VICTOR POLANCO SANCHEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,084

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

MAYLI RODRIGUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,083

HIALEAH

Florida

PEDRO PAEZ GONZALEZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,080

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

RAYMOND GRENFELL, JR. M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,076

JACKSON

Mississippi

EDUARDO UMPIERRE VELA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,062

MOROVIS

Puerto Rico

MARTA BETANCOURT

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,042

HIALEAH

Florida

DAVID SHADOWEN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,032

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

JULIA LITVIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,031

SKOKIE

Illinois

JOHN SISTRUNK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,029

JACKSON

Mississippi

DAVID LEVENSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,025

BOCA RATON

Florida

JAMES POWELL MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,021

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

JULIO PITA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,016

CORAL GABLES

Florida

RECAREDO BERBANO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,010

KINGSTON

Pennsylvania

PAUL COFOID M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,008

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

DAVID DEIBERT M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,000

WYOMISSING

Pennsylvania

AUXI PEACHEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,000

MIAMI

Florida

YOHANA CABRERA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled998

MIAMI

Florida

DENNIS KRAUSS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled998

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

TODD FRIEZE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled997

BILOXI

Mississippi

DONALD BERGMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled995

NEW YORK

New York

MITCHELL AKMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled969

REDDING

California