Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

45,792Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.93M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,085 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$2.98M

2014

$3.05M

2015

$2.93M

2016

Number of Claims

55,838

2014

51,751

2015

45,792

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,364

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,192

prescriptions.

307

patients, 28% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

867

prescriptions.

260

patients, 24% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 1,258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

147

patients, 14% of all patients

10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 1,109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

264

patients, 24% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,067

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

247

patients, 23% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,041

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

162

patients, 15% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 1,035

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

248

patients, 23% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 823

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 814

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 812

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

183

patients, 17% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 797

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

232

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 791

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

215

patients, 20% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 731

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 713

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

184

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 661

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

162

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 661

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

161

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 628

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

202

patients, 19% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 527

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

145

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 524

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

141

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 519

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

149

patients, 14% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 507

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

313

patients, 29% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 479

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

P
TRAMADOL HCL 426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

LYRICA 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

P
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

209

patients, 19% of all patients

A
TOPIRAMATE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

220

patients, 20% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 224

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 205

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 203

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

TRADJENTA 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TERBINAFINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

COLESTIPOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 2% of all patients

NABUMETONE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CARBAMAZEPINE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ARIPIPRAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 2% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 O
AMILORIDE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PRISTIQ 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE SULFATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 10
MECLIZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

IMIPRAMINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O
VIMPAT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LINZESS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

NIACIN ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VESICARE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LETROZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

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 Sept. 26, 2016.
  • 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.