Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

37,803Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 24 providers in this state and specialty

$1.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 24 providers in this state and specialty

1,403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

12% of this provider’s 1,231 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

31% of this provider’s 1,403 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

More resources »

Opioids

27% of this provider’s 1,403 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.71M

2014

$1.77M

2015

$1.77M

2016

Number of Claims

37,484

2014

36,586

2015

37,803

2016

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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.

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,868

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,745

prescriptions.

316

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 969

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

896

prescriptions.

219

patients, 16% of all patients

2 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 902

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

272

patients, 19% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 897

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

262

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 894

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

242

patients, 17% of all patients

5 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 863

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

758

prescriptions.

125

patients, 9% of all patients

O 6 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 825

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

221

patients, 16% of all patients

7 4
GABAPENTIN 758

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

197

patients, 14% of all patients

8 8
MIRTAZAPINE 743

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

190

patients, 14% of all patients

9 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 737

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

264

patients, 19% of all patients

10 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 729

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

113

patients, 8% of all patients

11 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 650

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

115

patients, 8% of all patients

12 31
LORAZEPAM 626

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

13 21
SERTRALINE HCL 584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

140

patients, 10% of all patients

14 23
TRAMADOL HCL 574

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

132

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 18
ALPRAZOLAM 527

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

125

patients, 9% of all patients

16 15
METFORMIN HCL 512

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

132

patients, 9% of all patients

17 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 500

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

132

patients, 9% of all patients

18 17
CLOPIDOGREL 472

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

150

patients, 11% of all patients

19 16
FENTANYL 461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

O 20 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 458

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

21 19
BUSPIRONE HCL 442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

111

patients, 8% of all patients

22 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

116

patients, 8% of all patients

23 24
OMEPRAZOLE 428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

142

patients, 10% of all patients

23 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

110

patients, 8% of all patients

25 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

P 26 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 22
TRAZODONE HCL 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

28 33
SIMVASTATIN 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

29 11
ATENOLOL 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

30 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

31 29
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

141

patients, 10% of all patients

31 37
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

33 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

34 68
BACLOFEN 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

35 54
DULOXETINE HCL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

35 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

37 13
CARVEDILOL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

38 20
TEMAZEPAM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

39 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

40 65
FAMOTIDINE* 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

41 41
NYSTATIN 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

42 87
OXYCODONE HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

O 43 53
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

44 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

120

patients, 9% of all patients

A 45 47
LYRICA 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

46 57
ELIQUIS 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

47 43
CLONIDINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

48 66
NAMENDA XR 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

49 30
GLIPIZIDE 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

50 40
NUEDEXTA 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

51 82
CLONAZEPAM 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

51 48
LEVETIRACETAM 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

53 39
LATANOPROST 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

54 92
MEMANTINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

55 49
RISPERIDONE 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

P 56 45
PREDNISONE 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

57 34
DIGOXIN 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

57 73
PAROXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

59 85
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

60 35
OXYCONTIN 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 61 152
BUMETANIDE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

62 81
AZITHROMYCIN 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

A 63 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

64 25
LOVASTATIN 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

65 64
LEVOFLOXACIN 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

A 65 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

67 84
ONDANSETRON HCL* 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

68 79
FINASTERIDE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

68 72
KLOR-CON M10 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

70 159
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

71 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

72 121
MUPIROCIN* 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

73 103
LANTUS 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

74 46
LEVEMIR 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

75 56
CEFTRIAXONE* 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

A 76 144
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

76 110
KLOR-CON 10 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

78 149
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

79 151
RANITIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

80 62
ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

81 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

A 82 95
AMIODARONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

82 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

82 71
MELOXICAM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

85 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

85 27
ARANESP 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

10 87 139
PRIMIDONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

88 148
XARELTO 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

89 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

89 76
DILTIAZEM HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

89 112
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 89 144
LAMOTRIGINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

93 102
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

94 126
CEPHALEXIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

A 94 106
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

96 44
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

97 165
NOVOLIN R 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

98 113
OLANZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 99 101
NYSTOP 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

99 99
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

99 70
NOVOLOG 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

102 59
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

103 124
SUCRALFATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

103 159
HALOPERIDOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

P 105 115
VESICARE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 106 168
HUMULIN R 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

107 118
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 107 83
MAGELLAN INSULIN SYRINGE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 107 122
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

A 110 97
KLOR-CON M20 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

110 103
CLONIDINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

110 165
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

113 120
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 124
GLIMEPIRIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

113 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

116 57
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

A 117 204
SANTYL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

117 80
PHENYTOIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 117 164
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 120 208
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

121 131
LACTULOSE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

122 60
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

A 122 155
VENLAFAXINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

122 211
DICYCLOMINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

125 135
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

125 86
MORPHINE SULFATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

O 125 139
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

128 89
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

128 130
LIDOCAINE HCL* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

130 213
HUMALOG 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

130 52
CILOSTAZOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

132 215
SINGLE USE SWAB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 133 129
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

A 134 116
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

134 109
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

A 136 173
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

136 88
SOTALOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

138 172
METRONIDAZOLE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

A 138 143
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

138 219
METHADONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 O 141 222
AMMONIUM LACTATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

141 142
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 141 222
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

144 146
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 144 227
MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

144 141
SEROQUEL XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 147 156
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

147 169
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

149 119
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 June 6, 2017.
  • 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.