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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
TOMAS SEVILLA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled631

LOS ANGELES

California

MERCEDES PINO DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled629

MIAMI

Florida

EDUARDO MILA PRATS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled627

HIALEAH

Florida

JUSTO DELGADO M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled622

CHICAGO

Illinois

ERNEST CASILLAS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled622

LOS ANGELES

California

HECTOR MALDONADO LOPEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled617

MIAMI

Florida

JAVIER PEREZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled615

HIALEAH

Florida

SERGIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled605

MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled601

MIAMI

Florida

ENRIQUE HUERTAS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled600

MIAMI

Florida

MARCOS BORRERO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled600

SAN DIEGO

California

OTTO LLERENA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled598

CORAL GABLES

Florida

SAMUEL SPIL MD

Claims Filled592

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE CARDENAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled591

HIALEAH

Florida

VICENTE GARCIA-ALVAREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled589

MIAMI

Florida

ZOILO ABAD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled583

MIAMI

Florida

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled583

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

PAUL PLADZIEWICZ DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled581

CHICAGO

Illinois

JONATHAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled578

LONG BEACH

California

JAVIER RICARDO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled576

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

V KUCHIPUDI M.D.

Claims Filled576

BROOKFIELD

Illinois

HUMBERTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled575

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSE ROVIRA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled573

MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled573

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN ACQUAYE-AWAH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled570

CHICAGO

Illinois