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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
THANH NGUYEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled429

GARDEN GROVE

California

HENRY YEE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled425

ALHAMBRA

California

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled425

CORAL GABLES

Florida

CESAR RAMIREZ MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled421

MIAMI

Florida

HIEU N TRAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled419

WESTMINSTER

California

ELENA CHETVER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled419

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

MOUSSA FAMININI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled418

ENCINO

California

NICK LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled417

LOS ANGELES

California

ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled416

LOS ANGELES

California

NHU TRUONG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled416

GARDEN GROVE

California

GEVORK MAISSIAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled416

GLENDALE

California

DAN TRAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled411

ROSEMEAD

California

YOUNG LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled411

FEDERAL WAY

Washington

MICHAEL ZELMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled410

SANTA MONICA

California

HENRY KWAH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled408

FLUSHING

New York

WEI LIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled407

NEW YORK

New York

JUAN BARROSO M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled406

HIALEAH

Florida

DANIEL PARK DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled399

WOODSIDE

New York

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled398

GLENDALE

California

BOSHENG QIU M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled396

ALHAMBRA

California

HONG KIM M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled394

GARDEN GROVE

California

BRIAN JOHNSON MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled391

JACKSON

Mississippi

DAVID HOYT D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled390

MERCER

Pennsylvania

SON LE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled389

GARDEN GROVE

California

DENNIS KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled387

LAKEWOOD

Washington