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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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54,088Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
970 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$2.17M

2014

$2.43M

2015

$2.54M

2016

Number of Claims

42,799

2014

44,353

2015

54,088

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
FUROSEMIDE 2,455

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,376

prescriptions.

200

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,003

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,818

prescriptions.

198

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,539

prescriptions.

159

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,376

prescriptions.

148

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 1,356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,224

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 1,264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,224

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,126

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,064

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,030

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

940

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 994

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

975

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 986

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

916

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 970

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

951

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 958

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

915

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 920

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

897

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 893

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

835

prescriptions.

130

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 881

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

876

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 799

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

773

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 761

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 714

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 640

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 637

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 561

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

P
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 559

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 533

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 533

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 519

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 488

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 483

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

169

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

139

patients, 14% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 257

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVEMIR 257

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 253

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 252

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 236

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 230

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 229

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 228

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 226

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LYRICA 223

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 220

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

JANTOVEN 217

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 211

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 211

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 205

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 205

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

COUMADIN 187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

A
DIGOXIN 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

RENVELA 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

<11
VIMPAT 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SANTYL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11
CALCIUM ACETATE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ARIPIPRAZOLE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DILTIAZEM HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE HCL* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SENSIPAR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A
DEXILANT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CEFTRIAXONE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SOTALOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
LEVALBUTEROL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
PROCRIT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
MEGESTROL ACETATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
PRIMIDONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
RESTASIS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P
SPS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PREMARIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LUMIGAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
URSODIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
METHIMAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TRAVATAN Z 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LIALDA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

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 »

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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 June 27, 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.