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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
ISABEL RICO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled563

MIAMI

Florida

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled562

HIALEAH

Florida

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled559

RIO GRANDE CITY

Texas

MARA DE GARCIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled547

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

JONG JIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled542

CHICAGO

Illinois

JUAN BARROSO M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled539

HIALEAH

Florida

SANTIAGO CARDENAS MD

General Practice

Claims Filled538

HIALEAH

Florida

ARTURO ABALOS MD

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled537

DELANO

California

YOHANA CABRERA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled535

MIAMI

Florida

BENJAMIN BENNOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled530

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

INGRID MIXTER -LEON M.D.

Claims Filled527

MIAMI

Florida

JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled524

MIAMI

Florida

FLORENCIO SANCHEZ-LOPEZ MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled523

MIAMI

Florida

FERNANDO OJEA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled523

CHICAGO

Illinois

RAMON BERENGUER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled522

HOMESTEAD

Florida

JEAN CHARLOT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled522

PLANTATION

Florida

MARTA BETANCOURT

Family Medicine

Claims Filled521

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSE BAUTISTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled519

SANGER

California

JORGE GUEVARA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled517

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

CONCHITA JACKSON MD

General Practice

Claims Filled516

MIAMI

Florida

LAI-YUAN LIU M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled513

MIAMI

Florida

RAFAYEL GEVORKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled512

LOS ANGELES

California

FRANCESCO CABRERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled512

MIAMI

Florida

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled507

VAN NUYS

California

EDWIN KELSEY M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled506

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama