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Frank Burns, MD

Frank Burns, M.D.
Increase patient adherence rates, reduce your wasted time.

Dear Colleagues:

I was surprised to find that many of my patients were too embarrassed to tell me they couldn’t afford their medication. Often they’d go to the pharmacy, then walk away without filling their scripts and I couldn’t figure out why they weren’t getting any better. I didn’t know they walked away because they were embarrassed that they couldn’t afford the medication I prescribed. That’s why we developed EquivaMeds.

We know patients are well informed about generics, but often have never heard about same-class equivalents. EquivaMeds helps them start a dialogue with you about alternatives so that you can make the best decision for them about which drugs make best sense.

As doctors, we know there are many medication options available for treating a specific clinical condition. There are more established, sometimes safer and more studied medications that have been on the market for years. Those medicines are actually more cost effective than newer medications that are heavily advertised that have not yet become available in generic form.

Our goal at EquivaMeds is to provide you and your patient with information regarding potential medication alternatives- many of which are same-class generic recommendations. We instruct patients to discuss these alternatives with you. Our hope is that patients either are able to switch to more cost-effective alternatives or have peace of mind knowing that their unique clinical condition warrants more expensive medications. Either way, we strongly support your role as their physician--the only person with the training and familiarity with their unique clinical situation to best determine what changes, if any, should be undertaken.

I invite you to explore this website and find out more about EquivaMeds. We believe you’ll find, like we have, that by using same-class equivalents many of your patients can save $800 to $1200 per year. I encourage you to think about ways you can use this website in your practice. Perhaps when you’re prescribing medications you could first look at our website and see what the current alternatives are, or perhaps suggest that other patients check EquivaMeds.com to help them better manage their healthcare costs. To find out more, please contact us.

Frank Burns, M.D.
Board Certified, ABIM

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