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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,606Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 436

$2.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 436

681 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% 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 Texas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

28% of this provider’s 525 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

45% of this provider’s 681 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

27% of this provider’s 525 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 681 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 4%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 53%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $291 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

58 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$1.56M

2012

$1.79M

2013

$1.91M

2014

$2.35M

2015

Number of Claims

20,018

2012

25,805

2013

28,085

2014

39,606

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
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

1,490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,100

prescriptions.

149

patients, 22% of all patients

1 10
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

995

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

846

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

2 13
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

985

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

P 3 58
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

956

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

4 16
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

941

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

5 39
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

928

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

6 9
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

913

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

124

patients, 18% of all patients

7 22
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

892

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

191

patients, 28% of all patients

8 46
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

863

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

9 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

834

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

10 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

776

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

11 20
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

734

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

12 59
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

675

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

13 21
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

616

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

14 53
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

560

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

15 14
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

525

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

16 88
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

510

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

17 86
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

500

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

18 99
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

495

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

137

patients, 20% of all patients

O 19 67
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

470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

20 15
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

21 37
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

22 96
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

441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

23 43
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

433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

24 18
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

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

422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

25 76
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

403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

26 52
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

27 114
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 68
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 93
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

362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

30 61
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

P 31 116
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

315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

32 77
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

33 56
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

O 34 29
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

35 64
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

36 133
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 98
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

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

38 34
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

39 138
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 42
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

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

40 118
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

42 142
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 78
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

44 136
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

45 12
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

46 153
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

196

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

P 47 156
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

48 158
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

R 49 35
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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 31
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

50 2
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 167
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

52 130
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 54 168
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

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

54 3
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

56 25
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

56 172
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

58 174
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

59 175
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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

59 51
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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

59 41
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

62 144
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

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

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

63 92
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

64 73
HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

65 178
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

R 66 179
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

67 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

68 8
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 69 126
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

69 113
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11 71 74
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

R 72 189
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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

73 89
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

<11 74 153
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

74 62
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

A 76 32
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

77 1
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 149
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 79 196
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

80 75
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

81 198
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

82 202
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

83 4
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

84 204
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 205
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

A 86 7
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE

Medroxyprogesterone is used... +

Medroxyprogesterone is used to treat abnormal menstruation (periods) or irregular vaginal bleeding. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 207
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

88 133
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

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

89 114
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

90 208
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Ophthalmic brimonidine is u... +

Ophthalmic brimonidine is used to lower pressure in the eyes in patients who have glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes that may damage nerves and cause vision loss) and ocular hypertension (pressure in the eyes that is higher than normal but not high enough to cause vision loss). Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

91 213
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 92 214
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

92 119
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

94 109
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

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

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

95 54
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 181
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A 96 11
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A 98 81
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 98 176
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

100 110
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 101 220
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

101 57
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 103 222
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Ipratropium oral inhalation... +

Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

104 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

105 151
LOXAPINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 105 223
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 105 97
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

105 45
VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

Used to control partial seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 109 224
ROZEREM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

109 224
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 111 226
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

111 226
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 R 113 229
CALCIUM ACETATE

Used to treat hyperphosphat... +

Used to treat hyperphosphatemia (too much phosphate in the blood) in patients with end stage kidney disease who are on dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

114 230
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 115 47
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used 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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 116 104
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

117 232
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

118 191
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

118 189
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 118 234
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

121 236
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

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

122 63
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 122 186
SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

Lowers the amount of calcium in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 124 237
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 125 239
PHENYTOIN

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 125 239
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine 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), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

125 148
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

128 6
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 129 129
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 130 249
HEPARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

131 250
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

131 250
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 133 87
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

134 254
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 134 180
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

R 134 254
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of benazepr... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 137 258
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 138 66
AGGRENOX

Used to prevent strokes in ... +

Used to prevent strokes in patients with blood flow disorders or a history of blood clots. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 138 260
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

Midodrine hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

138 260
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 141 264
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

142 111
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 142 270
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 144 201
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 145 91
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

A 146 278
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 146 278
BROMOCRIPTINE MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 148 284
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE

Replaces certain hormones w... +

Replaces certain hormones when the body does not make enough, such as in Addison's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 148 208
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O 148 208
THIORIDAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P R 151 292
LIDOCAINE HCL*

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

151 292
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A 151 48
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

A 151 60
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 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.
  • 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.