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Prescriber Checkup » VALACYCLOVIR

VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Also treats cold sores and chicken pox in children. This medicine will not cure herpes, but may prevent a breakout of herpes sores or blisters. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

186K
Medicare Part D Claims
$102M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 82,108 $10.1M
New York 78,479 $9.85M
Florida 64,470 $7.82M
Texas 50,000 $6.16M
Pennsylvania 47,852 $5.5M
North Carolina 35,801 $4.13M
Ohio 34,616 $3.87M
Illinois 29,883 $3.7M
Georgia 29,435 $3.24M
New Jersey 24,031 $2.93M
Michigan 23,285 $3.22M
Massachusetts 21,226 $2.58M
Tennessee 20,430 $2.37M
Missouri 18,817 $2.09M
Virginia 18,186 $2.15M
Alabama 16,873 $1.89M
Wisconsin 15,835 $1.85M
Washington 14,936 $1.83M
Minnesota 14,468 $1.78M
Louisiana 14,400 $1.49M
Kentucky 14,028 $1.52M
Arizona 13,809 $1.64M
South Carolina 13,255 $1.53M
Indiana 12,970 $1.43M
Maryland 12,938 $1.66M
Connecticut 12,210 $1.48M
Mississippi 10,458 $1.18M
Oregon 8,830 $1.02M
Colorado 8,812 $963K
Iowa 8,797 $961K
Arkansas 8,628 $978K
Oklahoma 8,223 $1.1M
West Virginia 6,883 $703K
Maine 6,424 $698K
Utah 5,299 $613K
Kansas 4,836 $507K
Nebraska 4,821 $497K
Idaho 4,431 $482K
Nevada 4,175 $515K
Puerto Rico 3,565 $383K
Rhode Island 3,558 $402K
New Hampshire 3,503 $385K
New Mexico 3,314 $430K
Montana 3,081 $327K
Hawaii 2,665 $331K
Delaware 2,403 $308K
South Dakota 1,975 $196K
Vermont 1,947 $239K
District of Columbia 1,822 $228K
North Dakota 1,405 $133K
Wyoming 1,148 $123K
Alaska 1,094 $126K
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 VALACYCLOVIR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DANIEL WARNER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled168

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

ANTHONY LUBNIEWSKI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled159

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ROBERTO ORTIZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled156

ORLANDO

Florida

RICHARD RUMLEY MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled153

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

SHAWN HASSLER M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled152

SAN FRANCISCO

California

PUNYADECH PHOTANGTHAM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled150

NEW YORK

New York

WAREF AZMEH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled150

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

PAUL BELLMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

NEW YORK

New York

JEAN-LOUIS SALINAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

NEW YORK

New York

EMMANUEL LIM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled145

LOS ANGELES

California

JAY KOSTMAN MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled145

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL KEATING M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled141

HOUSTON

Texas

CLAUDIA MARTORELL MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled141

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

AMY SITAPATI MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled140

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

CLAYTON BARBOUR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

PALM SPRINGS

California

JAMES LUCKETT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

FT LAUDERDALE

Florida

MICHAEL SOMERO M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled138

PALM SPRINGS

California

GUS KRUCKE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled138

HOUSTON

Texas

DANIEL LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled137

SAN DIEGO

California

JOSEPH WILLIAMS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled135

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

THOMAS BUEHNER M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled135

SAN DIEGO

California

LIZA WU MD

Plastic Surgery

Claims Filled134

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

BOSHENG QIU M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled134

ALHAMBRA

California

DEBORAH ROYAL N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled134

OAKLAND

California

BARRY MCCORKLE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

DAYTON

Ohio