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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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50,683Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,060 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$1.89M

2012

$2.08M

2013

$2.64M

2014

$2.8M

2015

Number of Claims

32,542

2012

40,819

2013

44,040

2014

50,683

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. 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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,328

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,974

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

2,039

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,540

prescriptions.

254

patients, 24% of all patients

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

1,834

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,415

prescriptions.

233

patients, 22% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,651

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,299

prescriptions.

248

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,079

prescriptions.

205

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

916

prescriptions.

224

patients, 21% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

133

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

924

prescriptions.

196

patients, 18% of all patients

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

1,002

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

822

prescriptions.

207

patients, 20% of all patients

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

934

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

906

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

857

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

128

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

811

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

128

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

802

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

153

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

786

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

134

patients, 13% of all patients

O
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

769

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

726

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

636

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

127

patients, 12% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

618

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

588

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

135

patients, 13% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

580

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

530

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

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

523

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

498

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

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

468

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

446

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

P
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

422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

P
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

O
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

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

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

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

303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

O
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

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

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

10
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

247

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

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

242

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

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

235

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

232

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

224

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

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

221

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

217

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

212

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

211

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

A
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

R
FINASTERIDE

Treats an enlarged prostate... +

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. Source: National Library of Medicine

207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by fungus. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

R
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

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

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

A
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

<11
VANCOMYCIN HCL*

Treats bacterial infections. +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

A
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

A R
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

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

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 P
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE

Methenamine, an antibiotic,... +

Methenamine, an antibiotic, eliminates bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

R
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE HCL*

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

Used to control partial seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NYAMYC

Used to treat fungal infect... +

Used to treat fungal infections of the skin, mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

R
TOVIAZ

Used to treat symptoms of a... +

Used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as incontinence (loss of bladder control) or a frequent need to urinate. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling... +

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN 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

52

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Methylphenidate is used as ... +

Methylphenidate is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
MEROPENEM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CHOLESTYRAMINE

Lowers high cholesterol lev... +

Lowers high cholesterol levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE

Medroxyprogesterone is used... +

Medroxyprogesterone is used to treat abnormal menstruation (periods) or irregular vaginal bleeding. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM

Used to prevent deep venous... +

Used to prevent deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN B 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

A
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
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 March 21, 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.