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Prescriber Checkup » CELEBREX

CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. This is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAID). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.54M
Medicare Part D Claims
$574M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 363,153 $65.2M
Florida 205,966 $38.6M
New York 203,857 $37M
Pennsylvania 192,595 $35.1M
Texas 186,171 $36.1M
Ohio 137,793 $29.7M
North Carolina 120,117 $22M
Illinois 111,731 $20.8M
New Jersey 85,263 $16.2M
Georgia 84,627 $14.4M
Missouri 81,355 $14.6M
Kentucky 72,836 $13.6M
Tennessee 68,113 $12.5M
Indiana 65,826 $13.2M
Michigan 63,997 $13.5M
Alabama 62,017 $10.9M
Virginia 56,969 $11.1M
South Carolina 55,706 $10.5M
Louisiana 49,660 $8.95M
Oklahoma 49,480 $10M
Arizona 46,116 $9.88M
Massachusetts 44,468 $8.48M
Minnesota 43,552 $9.38M
Wisconsin 41,141 $7.86M
Iowa 38,692 $6.42M
Maryland 37,504 $7.88M
Arkansas 34,220 $5.88M
Washington 34,195 $6.89M
Mississippi 33,787 $5.67M
Colorado 33,337 $6.83M
Connecticut 30,883 $5.44M
Kansas 30,171 $5.46M
West Virginia 27,848 $5.41M
Utah 27,530 $5.53M
Nebraska 26,628 $4.45M
Hawaii 25,224 $4.62M
Puerto Rico 23,584 $3.31M
Oregon 23,572 $4.68M
New Mexico 15,658 $3.17M
Maine 14,434 $3.14M
Nevada 12,683 $2.49M
Idaho 12,215 $2.35M
New Hampshire 10,990 $2.16M
Montana 10,566 $1.96M
Rhode Island 9,989 $1.74M
South Dakota 9,182 $1.61M
North Dakota 8,384 $1.45M
Delaware 8,002 $1.87M
Vermont 7,698 $1.55M
Wyoming 6,235 $1.18M
Alaska 4,002 $689K
District of Columbia 2,176 $404K
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 CELEBREX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled811

GARDEN GROVE

California

NICHOLAS KIM M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled799

ANAHEIM

California

CHUNG NG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled776

LOS ANGELES

California

WEI WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled767

MONTEREY PARK

California

KYUNG HAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled766

LOS ANGELES

California

RAFAYEL GEVORKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled761

LOS ANGELES

California

MICHAEL DAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled737

GARDEN GROVE

California

HUGO ROMEU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled737

MIAMI

Florida

TUOC DUONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled718

WESTMINSTER

California

XIAORONG HE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled680

ELMHURST

New York

HING WONG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled678

LOS ANGELES

California

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled677

EDINBURG

Texas

MARK SONG MD, PHD

Nephrology

Claims Filled669

LOS ANGELES

California

HOVANES TER-ZAKARIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled662

LOS ANGELES

California

CHINH HUYNH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled651

WESTMINSTER

California

YONG LIANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled646

LOS ANGELES

California

LAN NGUYEN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled632

WESTMINSTER

California

MARA DE GARCIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled624

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

ALEXANDER CHOI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled621

FLUSHING

New York

MICHAEL KIM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled619

FAIRFAX

Virginia

DUSTIN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled616

NEW YORK

New York

KEITH WOO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled613

HONOLULU

Hawaii

AVIVA IOFEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled613

LOS ANGELES

California

OSCAR MENDEZ TURINO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled612

MIAMI

Florida

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled606

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California