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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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15,995Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 245 out of 4055

$834K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 316 out of 4055

557 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

11% of this provider’s 409 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

22% of this provider’s 557 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 409 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

47% of this provider’s 557 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$490K

2012

$512K

2013

$701K

2014

$834K

2015

Number of Claims

8,850

2012

9,884

2013

13,556

2014

15,995

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
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

1,451

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

198

patients, 36% of all patients

1 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

731

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

O 2 14
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

654

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

3 46
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

602

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

102

patients, 18% of all patients

O 4 16
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

390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

O 6 47
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

7 11
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

314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

8 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

9 20
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

280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

10 41
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

277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

11 3
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

13 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

14 5
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

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

15 43
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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

R 16 32
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

17 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

18 115
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

19 13
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

20 1
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

21 62
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 101
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 105
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

24 69
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

25 9
ENULOSE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 218
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

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 19
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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 24
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

29 121
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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

30 6
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 31 58
VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 32 388
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

33 65
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 27
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 4
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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 36 60
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 34
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 R 38 303
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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 39 83
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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 39 138
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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 7
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 73
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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 55
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 118
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 45 176
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

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

46 21
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 46 350
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

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 48 120
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 18
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

50 28
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 144
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 53 51
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 8
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 135
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 23
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 31
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 26
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 197
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 59 111
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 59 154
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 78
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 104
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 63 193
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 65 170
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

66 126
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

66 48
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 Dec. 14, 2011.
  • 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.