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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,216Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 1539

$553K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 82 out of 1539

411 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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 Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

52% of this provider’s 411 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

17% of this provider’s 315 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 411 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $37 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$468K

2012

$495K

2013

$536K

2014

$553K

2015

Number of Claims

14,922

2012

14,887

2013

15,007

2014

16,216

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

687

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

98

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

680

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

109

patients, 27% of all patients

2 1
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

661

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

90

patients, 22% of all patients

3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

608

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

102

patients, 25% of all patients

4 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

560

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

86

patients, 21% of all patients

5 7
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

111

patients, 27% of all patients

6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

7 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

8 15
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

102

patients, 25% of all patients

9 3
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

89

patients, 22% of all patients

10 4
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

11 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

12 12
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

13 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

14 29
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

15 41
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

16 21
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

89

patients, 22% of all patients

O 17 24
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

18 32
NABUMETONE

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis. Source: National Library of Medicine

222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

85

patients, 21% of all patients

19 27
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

20 11
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

21 89
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

22 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

22 34
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

97

patients, 24% of all patients

24 39
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

25 26
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

26 13
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

27 20
PENTOXIFYLLINE

Treats problems from poor b... +

Treats problems from poor blood circulation by improving the flow of blood through blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

28 43
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

29 54
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, gout, or sore tendons. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

30 61
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

31 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

32 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

98

patients, 24% of all patients

A 33 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

34 10
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

34 35
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

36 98
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

37 73
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 53
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

39 117
HUMULIN N

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

39 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

41 25
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

87

patients, 21% of all patients

A 42 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

43 49
HUMULIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

44 47
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 69
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 79
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

48 195
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

49 59
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

50 48
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

50 50
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

52 91
CARAFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

53 219
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 14
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

R 55 234
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

56 166
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE

Ophthalmic prednisolone red... +

Ophthalmic prednisolone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye inflammation caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

57 252
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 58 42
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

58 162
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

58 31
COUMADIN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 61 167
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

61 17
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 63 44
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

64 114
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

65 18
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

66 95
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

A 67 103
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

68 78
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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.