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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
ALEXANDER DEL ROSARIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled110

PALM SPRINGS

California

GERALD PIERONE MD

Claims Filled109

VERO BEACH

Florida

DAVID PARKS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

ST LOUIS

Missouri

PETER ALPERT MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled109

BRONX

New York

GARY FELDMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled108

SAN FRANCISCO

California

LEE LISKEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

SAN FRANCISCO

California

CLIFFORD KINDER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled105

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD FURMAN MD

Hematology

Claims Filled105

NEW YORK

New York

KARAM MOUNZER MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled104

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ROBERT DODGE PHD, RN, ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled102

RALEIGH

North Carolina

DAVID ABOULAFIA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled101

SEATTLE

Washington

GARY BLICK MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled101

NORWALK

Connecticut

FATAI GBADAMOSI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled100

BUFFALO

New York

JOSEPH OLIVIERI

Family Medicine

Claims Filled98

BROOKLYN

New York

DIANE WALDER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled98

BAY HARBOR ISLANDS

Florida

MARIAMMA ABRAHAM MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled98

BECKLEY

West Virginia

LOREN BARTELS M.D.

Otology Neurotology

Claims Filled97

TAMPA

Florida

JOHN BOKOSKY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled97

SAN DIEGO

California

ADAM KAUFMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled97

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JOHN DIPERSIO MD PHD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled97

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

THOMAS SMITH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled96

SEATTLE

Washington

DAVID RUBIN MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled96

FLUSHING

New York

ROY GERONEMUS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled95

NEW YORK

New York

LYNN GRUCZA NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled92

ORCHARD PARK

New York

LARAN LERNER D.O.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled92

WESTLAND

Michigan