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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
RAUL ACOSTA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled967

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

LYDIA DIAZ BORRAS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled963

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

SIMONA SCUMPIA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled962

AUSTIN

Texas

STEPHEN WELTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled953

SIKESTON

Missouri

JEFFREY BROWN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled952

HOUSTON

Texas

HISHAM ALREFAI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled948

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

VIJAY BAHL MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled947

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

LUIS FERNANDEZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled946

MIAMI

Florida

JOSEPH RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled941

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

ELISABETH SOTO

Medical Genetics, PhD Medical Genetics

Claims Filled935

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

SHITAL PATEL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled934

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

JOSE GONZALEZ

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled924

HOBOKEN

New Jersey

MICHAEL KOCH MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled919

ROANOKE

Virginia

BENNETT BAQUET M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled915

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

DAVID SISAM DO

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled909

HOUMA

Louisiana

MARTIN MANDEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled903

WILLOUGHBY

Ohio

FIDEL HENRIQUEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled892

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

RICHARD GOMENDOZA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled889

WICHITA

Kansas

ADOLFO SANCHEZ ORTIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled889

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

ROBERT LA MANTIA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled884

EGGERTSVILLE

New York

JUAN OTERO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled882

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

MARTIN COHEN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled881

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD CHERLIN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled874

LOS GATOS

California

DANA VUCINICH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled873

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled872

HIALEAH

Florida