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Prescriber Checkup » IBUPROFEN

IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. This is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

3.12M
Medicare Part D Claims
$28.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 763,459 $5.65M
Florida 417,615 $2.22M
New York 296,067 $1.8M
Pennsylvania 209,872 $1.39M
Texas 206,238 $1.24M
Michigan 196,596 $1.25M
Illinois 170,954 $992K
Ohio 168,470 $1.12M
Massachusetts 137,018 $798K
North Carolina 114,538 $720K
Georgia 100,216 $611K
Missouri 92,795 $631K
Kentucky 92,194 $625K
Arizona 91,466 $571K
Tennessee 87,552 $553K
New Jersey 87,323 $443K
Virginia 76,508 $488K
Washington 68,653 $445K
Indiana 62,831 $420K
Alabama 58,513 $366K
Minnesota 58,434 $407K
Maryland 58,354 $385K
Oklahoma 53,000 $382K
Wisconsin 49,843 $335K
Oregon 47,876 $369K
South Carolina 46,562 $290K
West Virginia 45,960 $321K
Louisiana 45,124 $265K
New Mexico 42,917 $277K
Puerto Rico 39,934 $196K
Colorado 37,540 $282K
Mississippi 34,578 $203K
Utah 34,483 $242K
Iowa 33,738 $211K
Connecticut 33,456 $166K
Nevada 32,977 $215K
Arkansas 29,081 $195K
Rhode Island 26,536 $140K
Kansas 25,542 $169K
Maine 22,363 $151K
Nebraska 18,172 $123K
New Hampshire 15,540 $107K
Idaho 15,402 $111K
Hawaii 14,832 $105K
District of Columbia 11,863 $66.1K
Vermont 10,268 $66K
Delaware 9,815 $58.7K
Montana 9,159 $61.8K
South Dakota 6,956 $46.7K
Alaska 4,909 $33.2K
Wyoming 4,248 $28.8K
North Dakota 4,241 $31.5K
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 IBUPROFEN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,689

MIAMI

Florida

LAZARO GARCIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,348

MIAMI

Florida

JUAN ESCOBAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,030

LONG BEACH

California

JOSE GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled991

MIAMI

Florida

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled988

MIAMI

Florida

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled986

GLENDALE

California

MICHAEL BAHRAMI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled913

MIAMI

Florida

CLYDE ARNOLD

General Practice

Claims Filled900

LOS ANGELES

California

HENRY LORA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled897

CORAL GABLES

Florida

AURELIO ORTIZ M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled890

MIAMI

Florida

JOSHUA SUTHERLAND DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled862

GRUNDY

Virginia

DAVID CABRERA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled859

MIAMI

Florida

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled854

MIAMI

Florida

NGOC NGUYEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled851

HOUSTON

Texas

MANUEL FERNANDEZ-GONZALE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled842

MIAMI

Florida

GILBERTO SECO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled833

MIAMI

Florida

JESUS CID M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled833

MIAMI

Florida

VARDUI ARUTYUNYAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled782

GLENDALE

California

OSCAR MENDEZ TURINO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled760

MIAMI

Florida

ERNESTO DIAZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled754

MIAMI

Florida

RANO BOFILL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled753

PAINTSVILLE

Kentucky

JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled751

HIALEAH

Florida

RAMON GOMEZ-PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled734

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE SANTANDER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled730

MIAMI

Florida

JUSTO VILLANUEVA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled726

HIALEAH

Florida