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Prescriber Checkup

RAGHU LOLABHATTU MD

2400 BELLEVUE AVENUE ERIN OFFICE PARK SUITE 19 B

Dublin | Georgia | 31021

(478) 272-2599

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,873Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 1456

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 93 out of 1456

435 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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
in Georgia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 435 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 16,463 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 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 1,241 906 1 2
RANITIDINE HCL 1,022 694 2 27
FUROSEMIDE 744 497 3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 721 556 4 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 678 434 S3 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 567 430 6 5
LISINOPRIL 557 372 7 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 504 321 8 19
METFORMIN HCL ER 498 275 9 54
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 484 355 10 12
CARVEDILOL 426 310 11 20
TRAMADOL HCL 417 284 12 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 354 264 13 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 351 279 14 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 342 254 15 85
GLIMEPIRIDE 330 207 16 33
NAMENDA 327 327 17 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 320 210 18 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 278 212 19 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 268 262 20 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 262 193 21 21
CLOPIDOGREL 253 189 22 32
HYDRALAZINE HCL 249 118 23 48
KLOR-CON M20 239 142 24 51
GABAPENTIN 224 150 25 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 216 138 26 14
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 212 154 27 84
DIOVAN 210 149 28 35
SERTRALINE HCL 209 180 29 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 206 135 30 9
METFORMIN HCL 185 110 31 8
PLAVIX 179 128 32 46
BUSPIRONE HCL 179 126 32 151
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 98 34 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170 86 35 41
NIFEDIPINE ER 166 99 36 81
ATENOLOL 163 100 37 18
ALLOPURINOL 155 103 38 31
BUMETANIDE 153 105 39 191
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152 138 40 34
COMBIVENT 151 65 41 110
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 151 123 41 78
CLONIDINE HCL 150 96 43 39
DIGOXIN 150 101 43 62
LANTUS 148 110 45 50
DIOVAN HCT 145 112 46 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 140 88 47 11
EXELON 136 136 48 105
BENAZEPRIL HCL 134 101 49 57
RISPERIDONE 132 125 50 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132 57 50 28
METHOCARBAMOL 126 53 R 52 232
PAROXETINE HCL 122 86 53 67
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 57 54 10
SPIRIVA 110 79 55 75
SOTALOL 106 93 56 269
LEVETIRACETAM 101 57 57 97
AZITHROMYCIN 101 65 57 44
CRESTOR 97 74 59 26
FINASTERIDE 95 91 60 110
GLIPIZIDE ER 94 74 61 86
INSULIN SYRINGE 91 59 62 64
TRICOR 91 28 62 92
NOVOLOG 91 49 62 104
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 88 53 65 126
KLOR-CON M10 85 65 66 140
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 64 66 58
COLCRYS 84 62 68 122
LEVEMIR 80 51 69 161
NEXIUM 78 40 70 23
PROAIR HFA 77 51 71 69
NOVOLIN R 77 71 71 133
ENABLEX 76 56 73 283
TIZANIDINE HCL 74 48 74 116
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74 57 74 74
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 73 64 76 108
VERAPAMIL ER 72 49 77 82
PREDNISONE 70 45 78 42
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 70 43 78 118
CILOSTAZOL 69 51 80 240
VENTOLIN HFA 69 46 80 121
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 49 82 177
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 40 83 79
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66 37 R 83 66
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 44 R 85 70
NAPROXEN 65 36 85 100
PEN NEEDLE 64 33 87 131
CEPHALEXIN 64 49 87 123
CITALOPRAM HBR 64 35 87 22
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 53 90 159
VESICARE 60 47 91 200
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59 56 92 89
CEFUROXIME 58 35 93 138
FENOFIBRATE 58 26 93 56
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52 52 95 234
MIRTAZAPINE 51 44 96 65
TRAZODONE HCL 51 32 96 47
LOVASTATIN 50 19 98 40
BUPROPION XL 50 36 98 165
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 9, 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.