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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,813Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

$2.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 368 providers in this state and specialty

1,343 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

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Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Rhode Island
lower than average

Antipsychotics

7% of this provider’s 1,151 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 1,343 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 1,343 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.89M

2014

$1.99M

2015

$2.07M

2016

Number of Claims

39,146

2014

41,807

2015

41,813

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.

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,719

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,654

prescriptions.

193

patients, 14% of all patients

1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,521

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,346

prescriptions.

239

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,285

prescriptions.

198

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 1,349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,184

prescriptions.

216

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,222

prescriptions.

228

patients, 17% of all patients

5 1
TRAZODONE HCL 1,231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,061

prescriptions.

208

patients, 15% of all patients

6 14
SIMVASTATIN 909

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

140

patients, 10% of all patients

7 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 887

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

855

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

8 13
OMEPRAZOLE 848

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

185

patients, 14% of all patients

9 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 844

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

140

patients, 10% of all patients

10 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 808

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

128

patients, 10% of all patients

11 8
GABAPENTIN 788

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

121

patients, 9% of all patients

12 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 754

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

122

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 680

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

99

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 24
MIRTAZAPINE 656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

105

patients, 8% of all patients

15 31
SERTRALINE HCL 648

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

16 15
METFORMIN HCL 644

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

17 11
RANITIDINE HCL 605

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

99

patients, 7% of all patients

18 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 557

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

19 18
ATENOLOL 456

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

20 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 444

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

21 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

23 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

24 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

24 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

26 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

27 19
NAMENDA XR 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

28 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

112

patients, 8% of all patients

29 22
LORAZEPAM 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

30 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

31 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

P 32 46
ALLOPURINOL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

33 27
TRAMADOL HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

O 34 32
CLOPIDOGREL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

34 29
ALPRAZOLAM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

36 20
PREDNISONE 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

37 33
IBUPROFEN 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

38 52
FLUOXETINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

39 48
LOVASTATIN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
RISPERIDONE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 75
GLIPIZIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

42 42
PROAIR HFA 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

43 54
SPIRIVA 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

44 60
CARVEDILOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

45 57
LANTUS 196

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

46 67
DULOXETINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

47 47
CLONAZEPAM 189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

48 35
XARELTO 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

49 74
LEVETIRACETAM 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

50 78
PAROXETINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

50 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

52 59
SYNTHROID 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

53 58
NOVOLOG 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

54 133
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 43
VALSARTAN 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

56 65
MELOXICAM 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

57 39
SYMBICORT 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

58 84
ZETIA 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

59 98
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

60 38
LACTULOSE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

60 116
OXYCODONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

O 62 51
FINASTERIDE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

63 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

64 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

65 92
VENTOLIN HFA 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

65 79
QUINAPRIL HCL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

67 73
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

68 45
NUEDEXTA 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 167
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

70 89
CLOZAPINE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 71 101
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

72 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

73 115
NYAMYC 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

74 181
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

74 70
BREO ELLIPTA 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

74 108
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

77 34
LATANOPROST 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

77 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

79 91
BUSPIRONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

80 134
BACLOFEN 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

81 106
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

O 82 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

A 83 83
FENOFIBRATE* 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

84 93
LITHIUM CARBONATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 85 194
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

86 90
BUPROPION XL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

86 173
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 80
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

O 89 155
GEMFIBROZIL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

89 150
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

91 69
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

91 66
NOVOLIN 70-30 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 91 229
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

94 71
DIAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

95 76
LEVOFLOXACIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

A 96 87
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

97 152
SPIRONOLACTONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

98 88
VERAPAMIL ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 100
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 172
DIGOXIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

101 82
AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

A 101 56
CEFUROXIME 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

A 103 179
HYDRALAZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

104 107
CHLORTHALIDONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

105 86
HALOPERIDOL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P 105 195
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 107 112
CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

107 63
BUPROPION HCL SR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

109 123
GLIPIZIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

109 61
FAMOTIDINE* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

109 143
LABETALOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 141
MEMANTINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

112 96
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

114 85
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 114 95
PROPRANOLOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

116 174
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

116 55
MECLIZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

118 111
OLANZAPINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 118 105
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

120 49
RAMIPRIL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

120 148
METFORMIN HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

122 41
BYSTOLIC 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

122 102
LIDOCAINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

124 163
LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

124 131
NIFEDIPINE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 126 127
TEMAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 127 119
NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

128 94
NEXIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

129 121
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 129 144
OXYCONTIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O 131 138
TOPIRAMATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 131 191
HUMALOG 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

133 140
CARBAMAZEPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 133 239
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 135 110
FLUOCINONIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

135 311
VENLAFAXINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

137 177
COLCHICINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

138 157
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

139 169
ONDANSETRON HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

140 175
JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 140 77
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 142 135
RIVASTIGMINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 142 162
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 144 341
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

144 142
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 146 184
NYSTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

147 171
BENICAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

148 180
TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

148 137
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on June 25, 2010.
  • 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.