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Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » NAPROXEN

NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. This is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAID). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.31M
Medicare Part D Claims
$29.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 363,168 $3.82M
Florida 255,498 $2.17M
New York 200,101 $1.95M
Texas 198,559 $1.83M
Pennsylvania 141,333 $1.37M
Ohio 132,995 $1.29M
Illinois 118,225 $1.21M
Missouri 102,750 $954K
Michigan 100,657 $953K
North Carolina 87,923 $822K
Georgia 84,841 $762K
New Jersey 78,728 $689K
Tennessee 75,697 $665K
Kentucky 72,261 $651K
Indiana 67,742 $644K
Massachusetts 67,281 $619K
Alabama 62,976 $549K
Puerto Rico 60,645 $467K
Virginia 59,052 $534K
Arizona 54,202 $508K
Washington 53,107 $493K
Louisiana 48,058 $391K
Mississippi 47,821 $422K
South Carolina 45,990 $416K
Wisconsin 45,529 $472K
Oklahoma 44,816 $453K
Arkansas 44,794 $399K
Minnesota 40,752 $401K
Maryland 33,517 $330K
West Virginia 33,012 $315K
Oregon 32,518 $329K
Iowa 31,219 $254K
Connecticut 24,622 $208K
Colorado 24,427 $252K
Kansas 24,102 $222K
Nevada 19,549 $175K
New Mexico 19,221 $178K
Nebraska 18,087 $172K
Utah 15,091 $141K
Rhode Island 14,427 $125K
Maine 13,405 $130K
Idaho 10,871 $106K
Hawaii 10,059 $122K
New Hampshire 8,223 $76.5K
Delaware 7,197 $70.6K
District of Columbia 6,723 $61.3K
Montana 6,324 $65.2K
South Dakota 5,761 $60.6K
Vermont 4,686 $46.3K
North Dakota 4,126 $40.7K
Wyoming 3,940 $35.4K
Alaska 2,859 $27.5K
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 NAPROXEN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
VALERIO TOYOS-OLASCOAGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled821

MIAMI

Florida

MAYOBANEX TORRES-VERAS M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled813

HIALEAH

Florida

JAVID YADEGAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled740

BROOKLYN

New York

EZZAT NASHED MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled626

VICTORVILLE

California

MUKESH JAIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled623

SOUTHAVEN

Mississippi

ABDUL NAUSHAD M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled601

FESTUS

Missouri

ORLANDO ALFONSO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled595

CHICAGO

Illinois

GILBERTO GASTELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled587

UNION CITY

New Jersey

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled579

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

JOHN ADAMS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled562

LONG BEACH

California

JAMES MAYS M D

General Practice

Claims Filled560

LOS ANGELES

California

JAMES BURDETTE PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled548

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

ROSS ANDREASSEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled534

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

RICHARD CUELLO FUENTES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled528

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled528

DESOTO

Texas

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled527

GLENDALE

California

LUIS FELIPE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled520

MIAMI

Florida

MIGUEL MOLINAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled492

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

BABU PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled486

BRONX

New York

SU MIN KO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled484

FAIRFAX

Virginia

SIXTO CARO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled475

BROOKLYN

New York

JOSE ROVIRA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled475

MIAMI

Florida

LAURENCE PETTY M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled472

PLANT CITY

Florida

WILLIAM CLARK MD

Claims Filled468

HOUSTON

Texas

MICHAEL NWOKE M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled466

EASTPOINTE

Michigan