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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
HOWARD MCNAIR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

POSEN

Illinois

MICHAEL CHOLERA DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

CINCINNATI

Ohio

MARK BEAMER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

BELHAVEN

North Carolina

KATHRYN THIESSEN ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled52

WICHITA

Kansas

NICHOLAS CRISMALI DPM

Claims Filled52

VICTORVILLE

California

TERRY STARR NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled52

DOWNEY

California

DAVID ARAUJO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

VENTURA

California

ABDUL CHAUDHARI M.D.

Claims Filled52

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

VINCENT CAREY D.M.D.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled52

WARNER ROBINS

Georgia

MARIAELENA GONZALEZ-SOZER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

EL PASO

Texas

NAVNEET RAI D.D.S.

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled52

NEWARK

New Jersey

CALVIN CHEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

MENLO PARK

California

PAUL SOBELMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

PLACERVILLE

California

YONG CHUNG MD

Claims Filled52

GARDEN GROVE

California

VADIM EDELSTEIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

SKOKIE

Illinois

GREGORY BERG DDS

Dentist, Endodontics

Claims Filled52

ST PETERS

Missouri

GERALD SCHELL M.D.

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled52

SAGINAW

Michigan

FRED GREEAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

BRISTOL

Tennessee

DONALD KROUSE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

WEAVERVILLE

California

WILLIAM ROES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

LAKEBAY

Washington

JANE HAWES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

WAUWATOSA

Wisconsin

RAYMOND KETTING M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled52

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

AESTHOR BOMBINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

MIAMI

Florida

MICHAEL GLUHANICK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

CHICOPEE

Massachusetts

JESUS CAQUIAS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

BROWNSVILLE

Texas