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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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50,744Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
2,007 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$3.86M

2014

$4.46M

2015

$3.14M

2016

Number of Claims

66,064

2014

75,165

2015

50,744

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,288

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,082

prescriptions.

350

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,892

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,509

prescriptions.

313

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,652

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,419

prescriptions.

287

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,439

prescriptions.

309

patients, 15% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 1,077

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,060

prescriptions.

169

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,073

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

913

prescriptions.

197

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 1,051

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,034

prescriptions.

131

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 1,038

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

911

prescriptions.

170

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 997

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

185

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 941

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

834

prescriptions.

150

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 794

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

147

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 757

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

119

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG 738

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

86

patients, 4% of all patients

10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 720

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

125

patients, 6% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 700

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

127

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 674

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

169

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 626

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

134

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 573

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

152

patients, 8% of all patients

LACTULOSE 573

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

69

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 552

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

102

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 533

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

83

patients, 4% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 532

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

159

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 498

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

139

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 482

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

82

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 480

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

102

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 477

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 472

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

95

patients, 5% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

88

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

81

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

106

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

65

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

78

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

162

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

78

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

157

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

107

patients, 5% of all patients

A
OLANZAPINE 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

P
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

148

patients, 7% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

50

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

50

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

93

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

50

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 246

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 226

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFTRIAXONE* 225

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

140

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 212

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 202

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

120

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

115

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LIDOCAINE HCL* 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

108

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMZARIC 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

O
SANTYL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

P
BUDESONIDE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

TRANSDERM-SCOP 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

72

patients, 4% of all patients

A
PERMETHRIN 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

119

patients, 6% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

SODIUM CHLORIDE* 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ONDANSETRON HCL* 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

73

patients, 4% of all patients

RENVELA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

XIFAXAN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

P
CLOZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 P
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BUPROPION XL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

65

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

A
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

LINZESS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

A
MIDODRINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VESICARE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ENTACAPONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

ANASTROZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
METHOTREXATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PRIMIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
TOVIAZ 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
EXELON 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
PERPHENAZINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P
BROVANA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

10
TIZANIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SENSIPAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
PROCRIT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DORZOLAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
MUPIROCIN* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

SUSTIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

ACETYLCYSTEINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CREON 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

A
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.