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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
MARK HEBERT NP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled132

ATLANTA

Georgia

STOCKTON ROBERTS DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

DALLAS

Texas

MICHAEL CRAIG M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled128

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

JENNIFER BLANCHARD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

SAN DIEGO

California

THEODOROS KATSIVAS MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled128

SAN DIEGO

California

AIMEE WILKIN MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled127

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

MARAH LEE D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

FT LAUDERDALE

Florida

CAMILLE ABBOUD MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled127

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MARK SCHEPERLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

REBECCA DOROUGH NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled127

TUPELO

Mississippi

RONALD SCHUT MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled126

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

SHEEBA THOMAS MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled122

HOUSTON

Texas

ANTHONY MILLS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

LOS ANGELES

California

LUIS VASQUEZ PAC

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled118

NEW YORK

New York

SUE GARWOOD MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled118

CONCORD

North Carolina

ANDREA JEFFERSON-SABOOR MSN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled117

ATLANTA

Georgia

WOODFORD VAN METER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled116

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

VANESSA SILEBI MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled115

MIAMI

Florida

N C BAPTIST HOSP PHAR, INC

Claims Filled115

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

BRIAN BEESLEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled115

COLUMBUS

Ohio

KEITH MEYER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled115

MADISON

Wisconsin

LISA CAPALDINI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled114

SAN FRANCISCO

California

GERALD HAMWI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled113

SHERMAN OAKS

California

JANET KOZEL PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled113

PINEHURST

North Carolina

DERRALL PARKER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled111

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri