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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
JOHN GEARHART M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled728

TULSA

Oklahoma

JAMES ETZKORN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled725

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

DONALD ROSE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled724

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

PAUL WHITESIDES M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled714

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

WILBUR STRADER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled707

EL PASO

Texas

JAYANT DEY MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled706

TUPELO

Mississippi

NICOLE GALLEGO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled705

MARGATE

Florida

JOSEPH FALLON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled702

WOODBURY

New Jersey

RAYMOND DE LA ROSA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled700

PADUCAH

Kentucky

HAZEL YANG M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled696

ASHLAND

Kentucky

PAUL BUNN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled685

MYRTLE BEACH

South Carolina

PENNY GLICKMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled683

MAITLAND

Florida

YELENA SHILIMOVA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled683

BROOKLYN

New York

CHARLES ROST M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled682

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

GEORGE CHAO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled682

MODESTO

California

OKSANA LEVITANSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled679

BROOKLYN

New York

CARLOS SOBRAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled678

FULLERTON

California

ERNEST KNIGHT M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled676

ELKHART

Indiana

HARVEY LANKFORD MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled675

RICHMOND

Virginia

NORMAN FISHMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled671

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

RICHARD CHERLIN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled670

LOS GATOS

California

EDWARD RUBY

Specialist

Claims Filled669

DARBY

Pennsylvania

AMY TERESI M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled666

NEWPORT BEACH

California

RODOLFO PEREZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled666

HIALEAH

Florida

MATTHEY HARRIS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled665

GAINESVILLE

Georgia