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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
AMADO VIERA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled715

HIALEAH

Florida

C ANDERSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled710

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

ALFONSO BAEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled706

GARDENA

California

RUBEN DE LOS SANTOS MD PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled704

EAGLE PASS

Texas

ROGELIO ZALDIVAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled697

MIAMI

Florida

RAMON GUTIERREZ MD

Claims Filled696

MIAMI

Florida

EFRAIN MARTINEZ M.D.

Claims Filled687

MIAMI

Florida

NAVIN SARAN M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled682

ANAHEIM

California

ARTOON ARAKEL M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled669

GLENDALE

California

MANVEL MAZMANYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled662

GLENDALE

California

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled660

CORAL GABLES

Florida

LAZARO CALVINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled660

HIALEAH

Florida

GLORIA CASAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled657

HIALEAH

Florida

JOHN RATLIFF D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled655

COLUMBUS

Ohio

MARIA CUESTA TORRES M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled653

MIAMI

Florida

MICHAEL VIZCARRA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled651

HESPERIA

California

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled650

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled646

MIAMI

Florida

DANIEL BRUMFIELD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled645

HAMILTON

Ohio

KARELIA RUIZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled643

HIALEAH

Florida

CHARLES KISTLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled639

COLUMBUS

Ohio

HICHAM EL-HORR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled639

DEARBORN

Michigan

PHILLIP IMMESOETE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled637

PEORIA

Illinois

ANSELMO ROLDAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled634

SAN DIEGO

California

GUARI MASCARO M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled634

MIAMI

Florida