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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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45,620Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.93M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

944 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

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Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

8% of this provider’s 667 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Antibiotics

42% of this provider’s 944 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 944 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$1.94M

2014

$1.95M

2015

$1.93M

2016

Number of Claims

43,158

2014

43,955

2015

45,620

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.

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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.

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,131

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,562

prescriptions.

287

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,905

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,503

prescriptions.

270

patients, 29% of all patients

2 10
OMEPRAZOLE 1,525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,051

prescriptions.

252

patients, 27% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,185

prescriptions.

230

patients, 24% of all patients

4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,078

prescriptions.

166

patients, 18% of all patients

5 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,032

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,001

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

6 29
LISINOPRIL 1,026

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

801

prescriptions.

142

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 958

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

151

patients, 16% of all patients

8 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 914

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

9 20
METFORMIN HCL 876

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

10 9
GABAPENTIN 865

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

11 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 833

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

12 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 760

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

O 13 7
LOVASTATIN 760

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

13 43
CARVEDILOL 749

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

15 13
MEMANTINE HCL 733

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

16 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 693

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

17 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 606

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

18 23
CLOPIDOGREL 603

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

19 19
TRAZODONE HCL 552

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

20 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 538

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
MELOXICAM 526

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

22 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 526

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

173

patients, 18% of all patients

22 36
CLONIDINE HCL 496

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

24 42
GLIPIZIDE 493

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

25 67
SERTRALINE HCL 457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

26 25
SIMVASTATIN 452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

27 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

28 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

29 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

30 24
ALLOPURINOL 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

31 31
ATENOLOL 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

32 37
MIRTAZAPINE 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

33 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

34 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

35 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

36 84
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

37 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

38 71
AZITHROMYCIN 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

161

patients, 17% of all patients

A 39 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

40 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

41 21
NEXIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

42 60
NAMENDA XR 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 81
FAMOTIDINE* 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

44 61
VENTOLIN HFA 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

45 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P 46 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 28
PREDNISONE 212

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

48 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 210

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 125
NUEDEXTA 187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

<11 50 216
COLCRYS 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

51 158
CRESTOR 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

52 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 53 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

54 40
LEVETIRACETAM 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 87
AMOXICILLIN 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

A 56 96
OLANZAPINE 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 57 109
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

58 44
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

59 50
TRAMADOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

O 60 22
RANITIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

61 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

62 35
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

62 282
XARELTO 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 112
ZETIA 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 82
FLUCONAZOLE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

66 99
JANUVIA 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

67 58
VALSARTAN 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

67 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

A 69 68
NOVOLIN R 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

70 178
LANTUS 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

71 89
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

A 72 155
NOVOLIN 70-30 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

73 214
DULOXETINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 38
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 104
LACTULOSE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

76 143
SPIRONOLACTONE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

77 53
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

78 157
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

78 128
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

80 90
ONDANSETRON HCL* 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

81 140
KLOR-CON M20 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

82 110
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 65
BYSTOLIC 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 114
MECLIZINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

84 77
MUPIROCIN* 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

84 142
VERAPAMIL ER 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 146
ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

88 18
BACLOFEN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

89 83
PROAIR HFA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

90 119
CILOSTAZOL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 166
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 92 265
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 93 165
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

94 264
NIFEDIPINE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 113
SYMBICORT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

96 97
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

96 106
NYSTATIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

98 153
BENAZEPRIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 100 79
LEVOFLOXACIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

A 101 78
IBUPROFEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

101 91
SUCRALFATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 101 145
DIGOXIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

104 100
COLCHICINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

105 251
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

105 134
GLIMEPIRIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

105 32
ROPINIROLE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

105 72
LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 52
METFORMIN HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

110 51
NOVOLOG 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

110 151
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 103
CARBAMAZEPINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 113 192
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 114 181
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

114 171
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 116 73
ELIQUIS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

116 102
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

118 70
TOPIRAMATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

118 127
HALOPERIDOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 118 167
DILTIAZEM ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 121 320
HUMULIN R 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

122 246
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

123 200
GEMFIBROZIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 123 164
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

123 41
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

126 130
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 126 129
METHOCARBAMOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

128 263
QUINAPRIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 129 215
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

130 163
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

130 135
AMIODARONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 132 116
HUMULIN 70-30 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

133 402
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

133 105
LEVEMIR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

133 136
BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 136 86
PREMARIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 137 290
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

137 139
AMITIZA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 137 168
RISPERIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 137 76
AGGRENOX 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 137 244
GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

142 144
METOLAZONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

143 187
RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 143 123
VESICARE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 145 161
DIGOX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

145 252
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 145 59
CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 145 217
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 »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Nov. 8, 2013.
  • 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.