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Prescriber Checkup

WARREN HENDERSON M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,122Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 1456

$845K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 169 out of 1456

738 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Georgia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 738 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 738 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 19,181 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,107 978 1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 865 752 2 4
LISINOPRIL 775 634 3 3
GABAPENTIN 633 473 4 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 619 532 5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 581 477 6 1
FUROSEMIDE 569 512 7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 566 479 8 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 541 407 S3 9 6
CLONIDINE HCL 501 376 10 39
TRAMADOL HCL 464 386 11 17
CARVEDILOL 447 379 12 20
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 396 363 13 208
METFORMIN HCL 389 292 14 8
GLYBURIDE 371 295 R 15 94
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 355 306 16 93
SPIRONOLACTONE 353 324 17 73
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 352 297 18 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 338 285 19 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306 203 20 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 297 261 21 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 290 250 22 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 288 257 23 12
AZITHROMYCIN 260 201 24 44
SIMVASTATIN 254 214 25 2
FAMOTIDINE 242 197 26 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 231 196 27 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 216 167 28 21
SERTRALINE HCL 201 156 29 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 200 200 30 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 194 159 31 14
ALLOPURINOL 193 180 32 31
RANITIDINE HCL 190 110 33 27
MELOXICAM 180 139 34 30
NEXIUM 179 163 35 23
ATENOLOL 176 139 36 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175 156 37 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 173 138 38 28
PAROXETINE HCL 171 137 39 67
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169 135 40 11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 159 139 41 107
CLOPIDOGREL 154 143 42 32
TRAZODONE HCL 145 95 43 47
INSULIN SYRINGE 138 94 44 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136 109 45 60
TERAZOSIN HCL 128 113 46 142
PLAVIX 122 109 47 46
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 122 96 47 106
CILOSTAZOL 118 113 49 240
PROMETHAZINE HCL 118 88 R 49 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 114 90 51 55
TORSEMIDE 102 98 52 145
HUMULIN 70-30 100 82 53 205
PREDNISONE 98 86 54 42
KLOR-CON 10 98 76 54 96
NAMENDA 97 97 56 38
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 89 58 57 242
METHOCARBAMOL 89 69 R 57 232
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 88 76 59 126
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 87 61 60 95
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 85 57 61 238
VERAPAMIL ER 79 77 62 82
NOVOLIN 70-30 77 62 63 144
LOVASTATIN 77 77 63 40
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77 66 63 61
CYMBALTA 76 73 66 52
BUSPIRONE HCL 76 68 66 151
LEVOFLOXACIN 75 52 68 79
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 62 69 177
NABUMETONE 73 59 70 212
SYNTHROID 70 66 71 37
MECLIZINE HCL 69 63 72 101
RISPERIDONE 68 68 73 72
TRICOR 68 55 73 92
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67 46 75 120
SULINDAC 65 36 76 291
BYSTOLIC 62 56 77 102
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 57 77 58
SPIRIVA 61 57 79 75
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60 51 80 78
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 49 81 128
DILTIAZEM ER 59 49 81 147
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 53 83 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 50 83 90
QUINAPRIL HCL 56 55 85 155
PROAIR HFA 56 45 85 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 46 R 87 70
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 52 87 49
MIRTAZAPINE 55 35 87 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 45 87 43
SEROQUEL 54 50 91 154
CEPHALEXIN 52 45 92 123
NITROSTAT 51 46 93 233
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.