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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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12,695Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 100 out of 2798

$820K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 153 out of 2798

550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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 Michigan
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics 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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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 420 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$578K

2012

$713K

2013

$802K

2014

$820K

2015

Number of Claims

10,894

2012

12,814

2013

13,238

2014

12,695

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

657

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

142

patients, 26% of all patients

O 1 2
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

437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
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

343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

3 6
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

5 9
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

6 1
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

7 12
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

235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

8 33
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

234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

9 11
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

225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

11 19
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

216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

12 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

13 3
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
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

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

15 20
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

16 10
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

17 44
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 23
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

19 25
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

20 30
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

21 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 71
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

24 13
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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

25 36
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

26 35
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

A 26 170
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 50
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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 46
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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 15
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 67
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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 77
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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 21
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

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 22
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

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

35 64
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

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

R 36 41
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 42
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 37
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

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 28
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

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 116
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

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 82
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

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 68
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 O 43 63
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 89
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

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 45 70
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

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 46 117
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 65
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

A 48 125
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

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 75
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

R 51 59
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 52 17
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

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 61
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

A 54 39
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

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 48
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

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 29
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 57 34
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 58 96
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 51
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 78
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 26
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

62 138
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

64 43
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 65 62
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 R 65 100
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 65 110
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

A 68 154
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 May 6, 2015.
  • 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.