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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
HOVANES TER-ZAKARIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled505

LOS ANGELES

California

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled504

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled503

DESOTO

Texas

CARLOS CORDOBA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled503

FRESNO

California

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled501

MIAMI

Florida

ARUTYUN TOPSAKALYAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled500

GLENDALE

California

COREY RUTH M.D.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled500

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM ESPINOZA M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled499

MIAMI

Florida

RODOLFO DUMENIGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled499

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled498

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

SAMUEL NODAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled497

MIAMI

Florida

ARSINE BARSEGYAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled497

GLENDALE

California

JOEY SANTOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled496

ANAHEIM

California

MARTHA LOZANO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled494

CHULA VISTA

California

ROBERT KROPAC MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled489

PRINCETON

West Virginia

JOSE DIAZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled488

CORAL GABLES

Florida

RENE HASBUN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled482

MIAMI

Florida

PAMELA AMADOR MD

General Practice

Claims Filled482

HIALEAH

Florida

GARY ROTHENBERG DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled482

MIAMI

Florida

ROLAND SANCHEZ M.D.,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled482

BELEN

New Mexico

PRITHVI SINGH MD

Claims Filled481

ST LOUIS

Missouri

LUIS FELIPE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled479

MIAMI

Florida

HUGO ROMEU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled479

MIAMI

Florida

MIRIAM CASANOVA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled477

HIALEAH

Florida

DAVID PARKER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled476

MARION

Virginia