ATAP Advocates
Taking a Stand For Patients
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ATAP

  Taking a Stand for Patients

About

The Alliance for Transparent & Affordable Prescriptions (ATAP) is a coalition of patient and provider groups concerned about the role of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in driving up drug costs. Driven by the reality that many patients struggle to afford their medications, ATAP aims to advocate for patients, shine a light on the practices of PBMs, and lower drug costs for all Americans. The Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations (CSRO), Global Healthy Living Foundation, American College of Rheumatology (ACR), the Florida Society of Rheumatology, New York State Rheumatology Society, California Rheumatology Alliance, the Rheumatology Nurses Society, the National Organization of Rheumatology Managers, the Association of Women in Rheumatology, and the American Association of Clinical Urologists have joined the coalition, with more organizations in the process of signing on.

 

Contact Us

Dan Rene drene@atapadvocates.com 202-973-1325

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               Leadership

 

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Dr. Robert Levin, ATAP Chair 

Dr. Levin is the President of the Florida Society of Rheumatology. He has achieved several educational milestones, including a B.A. Degree in Chemistry with Honors from Oberlin College in Ohio and a Doctor of Medicine from Hahnemann University in Pennsylvania.  Subsequently, Dr. Levin completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine as well as his Rheumatology fellowship at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Levin's scholarly background also includes experience as an Instructor of Medicine for the Medical College of Pennsylvania before beginning his Rheumatology practice in 1989.

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Dr. Angus Worthing, ATAP Vice Chair

Dr. Worthing is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society and received the Medical Student Achievement Award. He completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine in 2006 and rheumatology fellowship in 2008 at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC. He also received multiple honors including the Medical Humanities Award and nominations for the String of Pearls Award, given by Georgetown University medical students for excellence in teaching. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Dr. Michael Schweitz, ATAP Secretary/Treasurer 

Dr. Schweitz was born and raised in Washington, DC. He completed a seven year undergraduate and medical school program at the George Washington University in 1972. He completed his internal medicine training at GW where he was Assistant Chief Medical Resident. Upon completion of his Rheumatology Fellowship at Georgetown University in 1977, he moved to West Palm Beach, Florida, and entered private practice. Dr. Schweitz is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He joined the medical staff of Good Samaritan Medical Center in 1977, currently serving as Chief of Rheumatology. He co-founded Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates of Palm Beach in 1994.