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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,694Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 164 out of 4055

$411K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1231 out of 4055

515 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 495 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 515 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 515 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$22 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$431K

2012

$634K

2013

$358K

2014

$411K

2015

Number of Claims

6,603

2012

21,858

2013

14,541

2014

18,694

2015

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,123

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,102

prescriptions.

141

patients, 27% of all patients

1 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,012

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

974

prescriptions.

124

patients, 24% of all patients

2 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

836

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

819

prescriptions.

99

patients, 19% of all patients

3 33
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

749

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

704

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

5 1
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

682

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

657

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

7 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

8 8
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

9 40
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

10 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

11 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

12 2
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

13 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

14 42
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

15 18
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

17 5
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 45
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

19 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

20 24
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

21 28
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

22 11
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

23 13
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

24 174
FOLIC ACID 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

25 119
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 15
VIAGRA 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 88
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 39
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 17
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 57
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 81
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

33 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 35
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

35 99
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 21
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

38 50
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

10 39 282
FINASTERIDE

Treats an enlarged prostate... +

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 70
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

41 85
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 43
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

43 46
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

43 113
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 75
VITAMIN D2 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

46 92
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 20
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 61
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

A 49 44
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 50 72
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 65
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

52 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 53 60
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

54 91
BENZONATATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

55 224
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 56 89
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 56 23
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 58 183
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

59 95
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 30
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 10
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

A 62 51
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 62 138
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

Valsartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 64 100
SURE COMFORT* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 65 357
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 66 109
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 67 36
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

67 108
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 67 25
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 Nov. 30, 2016.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.