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CHRISTOPHER M ABBOT
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CHRISTOPHER M ABBOT

Listed Specialty: Vascular Surgery
1109 BURLEYSON RD, SUITE 202, DALTON, GA, 30720-3094
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DR. CHRISTOPHER ABBOT,
Yearly Payment Breakdown:

All Payments: At a Glance

2016

8

payments

$570

payment total

3

companies paid this doctor
2015

2

payments

$275

payment total

2

companies paid this doctor
2014

16

payments

$2,466

payment total

3

companies paid this doctor
2013

5

payments

$185

payment total

1

company paid this doctor

Payment Calendar in

This doctor received a payment on days in .

Each box below represents a single day during the disclosure period. A gray box indicates no payments. The darker the color, the more payments a doctor received that day.

Types of Payments in

Category Payments Payment Value
Food and Beverage
14 $1,234
Travel and Lodging
2 $1,232
Food and Beverage
8 $570
Food and Beverage
2 $275
Food and Beverage
5 $185

Drugs & Devices in

Totals listed below account for all payments from that mention this product. Beginning in 2016, the government began classifying products as drugs, devices, biologics or medical supplies. Below, you will see drugs (drugs and biologics) and devices (devices and medical supplies). If a payment record mentions more than one product, the entire value will be included in each of those products. When no products are listed, they are not included in the list below.

This physician does not have any payments relating to a specific drug or device for this year.

Product Name Product Type Payments
PROPATEN VASCULAR GRAFT

device

$160
VARITHENA

drug

$128
CONFORMABLE TAG THORACIC ENDOPROSTHESIS

device

$114
COSEAL

drug

$104
VIABAHN ENDOPROSTHESIS

device

$64
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.
Product Name Product Type Payments
AORTIC INTERVENTION - THORACIC

device

$187
HELI-FX

device

$87
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.
Product Name Product Type Payments
AORTIC INTERVENTION - AAA

device

$1,122
AORTIC INTERVENTION

device

$643
EXCLUDER AAA ENDOPROSTHESIS

device

$489
VASCULAR

device

$103
VIABAHN ENDOPROSTHESIS

device

$68
TAG THORACIC ENDOPROSTHESIS

device

$31
ACUSEAL VASCULAR GRAFT

device

$10
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.
Product Name Product Type Payments
VIABAHN ENDOPROSTHESIS

device

$88
TAG THORACIC ENDOPROSTHESIS

device

$34
DRYSEAL SHEATH

device

$34
EXCLUDER AAA ENDOPROSTHESIS

device

$30
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.

Payment Details in

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Dec 1, 2014 $1,040

AORTIC INTERVENTION - AAA Travel and Lodging

Additional details on this payment →

Physicians sometimes need to stay overnight during the course of doing business with Cook Medical, and they are provided or reimbursed for reasonable lodging expenses. The physician could be attending or presenting at an educational presentation or a product training session. They could also be giving us feedback on our products or advising us on trends in medical procedures and treatments. Travel expenses are recorded at the time payment is issued, not the time of travel.

COOK INCORPORATED
Dec 17, 2014 $304

AORTIC INTERVENTION Food and Beverage

Additional details on this payment →

Physicians are provided modest meals during the course of doing business with Cook Medical. The physician could be attending or presenting at an educational presentation or a product training session. We also invite physicians to dinners to give us feedback on our products or to advise us on trends in medical procedures and treatments. The total cost of a group's food and beverages at a meal are averaged across attendees.

COOK INCORPORATED
Dec 11, 2014 $192

AORTIC INTERVENTION Travel and Lodging

Additional details on this payment →

Physicians sometimes need to stay overnight during the course of doing business with Cook Medical, and they are provided or reimbursed for reasonable lodging expenses. The physician could be attending or presenting at an educational presentation or a product training session. They could also be giving us feedback on our products or advising us on trends in medical procedures and treatments. Travel expenses are recorded at the time payment is issued, not the time of travel.

COOK INCORPORATED
Nov 17, 2015 $187

AORTIC INTERVENTION - THORACIC Food and Beverage

Additional details on this payment →

Physicians are provided modest meals during the course of doing business with Cook Medical. The physician could be attending or presenting at an educational presentation or a product training session. Cook also invites physicians to dinners to give feedback on products or to advise on trends in medical procedures and treatments. The total cost of a groups food and beverages at a meal are averaged across attendees.

COOK INCORPORATED
Dec 11, 2014 $147

AORTIC INTERVENTION Food and Beverage

Additional details on this payment →

Physicians are provided modest meals during the course of doing business with Cook Medical. The physician could be attending or presenting at an educational presentation or a product training session. We also invite physicians to dinners to give us feedback on our products or to advise us on trends in medical procedures and treatments. The total cost of a group's food and beverages at a meal are averaged across attendees.

COOK INCORPORATED
Feb 28, 2016 $144

PROPATEN VASCULAR GRAFT Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Feb 27, 2014 $130

EXCLUDER AAA ENDOPROSTHESIS Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Feb 27, 2016 $128

VARITHENA Food and Beverage BIOCOMPATIBLES, INC.
Mar 1, 2014 $121

EXCLUDER AAA ENDOPROSTHESIS Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Oct 25, 2016 $114

CONFORMABLE TAG THORACIC ENDOPROSTHESIS Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Feb 28, 2014 $113

EXCLUDER AAA ENDOPROSTHESIS Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Feb 28, 2016 $104

COSEAL Food and Beverage BAXTER HEALTHCARE
Mar 11, 2014 $103

VASCULAR Food and Beverage

Additional details on this payment →

CTE84 21982469 4344287

ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Apr 21, 2015 $87

HELI-FX Food and Beverage APTUS ENDOSYSTEMS, INC.
Dec 5, 2013 $82

VIABAHN ENDOPROSTHESIS Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Feb 28, 2014 $68

VIABAHN ENDOPROSTHESIS Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Apr 1, 2014 $58

EXCLUDER AAA ENDOPROSTHESIS Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Feb 28, 2016 $45

VIABAHN ENDOPROSTHESIS Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
May 14, 2014 $45

EXCLUDER AAA ENDOPROSTHESIS Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Dec 5, 2014 $43

AORTIC INTERVENTION - AAA Food and Beverage

Additional details on this payment →

Physicians are provided modest meals during the course of doing business with Cook Medical. The physician could be attending or presenting at an educational presentation or a product training session. We also invite physicians to dinners to give us feedback on our products or to advise us on trends in medical procedures and treatments. The total cost of a group's food and beverages at a meal are averaged across attendees.

COOK INCORPORATED
Dec 3, 2014 $40

AORTIC INTERVENTION - AAA Food and Beverage

Additional details on this payment →

Physicians are provided modest meals during the course of doing business with Cook Medical. The physician could be attending or presenting at an educational presentation or a product training session. We also invite physicians to dinners to give us feedback on our products or to advise us on trends in medical procedures and treatments. The total cost of a group's food and beverages at a meal are averaged across attendees.

COOK INCORPORATED
Aug 30, 2013 $34

TAG THORACIC ENDOPROSTHESIS Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Aug 15, 2013 $34

DRYSEAL SHEATH Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
May 22, 2014 $31

TAG THORACIC ENDOPROSTHESIS Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Oct 15, 2013 $30

EXCLUDER AAA ENDOPROSTHESIS Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Feb 11, 2014 $21

EXCLUDER AAA ENDOPROSTHESIS Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Feb 27, 2016 $16

PROPATEN VASCULAR GRAFT Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Jun 29, 2016 $15

VIABAHN ENDOPROSTHESIS Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Feb 27, 2014 $10

ACUSEAL VASCULAR GRAFT Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Dec 6, 2013 $6

VIABAHN ENDOPROSTHESIS Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Feb 1, 2016 $4

VIABAHN ENDOPROSTHESIS Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
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