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Prescriber Checkup

WILSON WU MD

750 TOWN PARK LANE INTERNAL MEDICINE HEALTH CARE TEAM A

Kennesaw | Georgia | 30144

(770) 514-5403

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,825Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 669 out of 1456

$304K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 714 out of 1456

415 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
9% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
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this specialty
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 415 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 415 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,509 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Georgia
SIMVASTATIN 412 394 1 2
LISINOPRIL 265 255 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 189 182 3 1
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 179 4 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170 151 5 16
ATENOLOL 160 151 6 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153 142 7 11
LOVASTATIN 137 137 8 40
OMEPRAZOLE 134 128 9 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 124 104 S3 10 6
NOVOLIN N 117 96 11 189
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111 111 12 9
METFORMIN HCL 106 93 13 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 106 90 13 21
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 99 97 15 84
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98 98 16 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 89 17 10
INSULIN SYRINGE 95 76 18 64
FELODIPINE ER 89 89 19 150
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88 87 20 28
GLIPIZIDE 83 77 21 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79 79 22 14
PROAIR HFA 75 73 23 69
K-TAB 72 69 24 170
CARVEDILOL 71 69 25 20
LEVOTHROID 69 66 26 186
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 60 53 27 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 60 59 27 12
NOVOLIN R 58 54 29 133
TRAZODONE HCL 56 56 30 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 56 56 30 19
FUROSEMIDE 56 55 30 7
ALLOPURINOL 52 52 33 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 50 S2 34 109
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.