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Prescriber Checkup

RIAZ SYED M.D.

870 COLLINS HILL RD PRIMARY CARE CENTER OF GEORGIA, INC

Lawrenceville | Georgia | 30043

(678) 377-0900

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,268Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 36

$560K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 36

436 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

4% of this provider’s 436 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 436 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 5,405 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 347 193 S3 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 314 248 2 2
LISINOPRIL 242 185 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 234 186 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 211 173 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 191 126 6 6
METFORMIN HCL 176 123 7 11
AZITHROMYCIN 159 110 8 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143 99 9 34
FUROSEMIDE 130 115 10 5
GABAPENTIN 119 72 11 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116 91 12 8
TRAMADOL HCL 111 85 13 14
PREDNISONE 108 84 14 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106 74 15 24
DIOVAN 102 92 16 40
ATENOLOL 98 79 17 27
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 78 44 18 66
MELOXICAM 75 48 19 53
CLONIDINE HCL 72 65 20 50
NEXIUM 71 58 21 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 70 55 22 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70 65 22 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 69 48 24 22
SERTRALINE HCL 65 53 25 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 38 26 9
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 47 27 60
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60 49 28 15
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 58 43 29 131
JANUVIA 57 43 30 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 37 30 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 55 55 32 12
AMOXICILLIN 54 43 33 160
LANTUS 53 41 34 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53 39 34 18
NAMENDA 53 53 34 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52 45 37 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 51 43 38 16
CARVEDILOL 50 50 39 20
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 March 19, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.