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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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42,792Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$2.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

1,047 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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 South Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

11% of this provider’s 917 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

25% of this provider’s 1,047 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 1,047 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$2.34M

2014

$2.7M

2015

$2.61M

2016

Number of Claims

39,170

2014

42,133

2015

42,792

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 1,690

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,487

prescriptions.

181

patients, 17% of all patients

1 10
NAMENDA XR 1,417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,367

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

2 81
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,259

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,146

prescriptions.

215

patients, 21% of all patients

4 1
FAMOTIDINE* 1,242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,105

prescriptions.

180

patients, 17% of all patients

5 63
LISINOPRIL 1,037

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

947

prescriptions.

163

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 973

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

848

prescriptions.

135

patients, 13% of all patients

7 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 939

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

792

prescriptions.

147

patients, 14% of all patients

8 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 910

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

138

patients, 13% of all patients

9 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 887

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

131

patients, 13% of all patients

10 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 861

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

153

patients, 15% of all patients

11 2
MEMANTINE HCL 816

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

12 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 784

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

13 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 765

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

14 43
GABAPENTIN 735

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

15 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 724

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

16 88
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 693

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

17 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 614

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

18 16
CARVEDILOL 586

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

19 20
CLOPIDOGREL 472

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

20 24
ALLOPURINOL 463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

21 31
OMEPRAZOLE 416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

22 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

23 73
MIRTAZAPINE 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

24 49
ELIQUIS 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

24 97
METFORMIN HCL ER 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

26 34
METFORMIN HCL 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

27 7
RANITIDINE HCL 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

27 22
XARELTO 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

29 107
TAMSULOSIN HCL 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

30 27
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

31 161
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

O 32 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

33 30
SIMVASTATIN 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

34 9
LEVETIRACETAM 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

35 98
HYDRALAZINE HCL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

36 75
RISPERIDONE 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

P 37 110
TRAZODONE HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

38 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

P 38 66
TRAMADOL HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

O 40 17
LATANOPROST 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

41 149
SERTRALINE HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

42 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

43 14
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

44 76
DULOXETINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

45 39
JANUVIA 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

46 57
PREDNISONE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

47 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

48 21
LORAZEPAM 207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

49 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

50 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

51 71
ATENOLOL 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

52 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

53 69
RIVASTIGMINE* 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

54 193
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

55 19
LANTUS 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

56 131
CEPHALEXIN 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

A 57 111
ALPRAZOLAM 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

58 15
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

59 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

60 95
FENTANYL 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O 60 122
SPIRONOLACTONE 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

62 70
LYRICA 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

63 58
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

64 138
OLANZAPINE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

P 65 146
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

66 23
VALSARTAN 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

66 50
BACLOFEN 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 104
RESTASIS 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 339
CLONIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

70 62
GLIMEPIRIDE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

71 45
LEVEMIR 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

72 162
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

72 247
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

72 187
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

75 35
LACTULOSE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 194
EXELON 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

77 239
SPIRIVA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

78 113
RIVASTIGMINE* 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

79 245
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

80 151
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

80 148
CRESTOR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

82 44
TORSEMIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 154
PAROXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 80
COLESTIPOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 84 354
LEVOFLOXACIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

A 86 91
TRAVATAN Z 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 351
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

88 242
OXYCODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O 89 51
DIGOXIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

90 145
NUEDEXTA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 90 201
KLOR-CON 10 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

92 142
NYSTATIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

93 165
BENAZEPRIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

94 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 96
TRADJENTA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 95 140
CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

97 36
NOVOLOG 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

98 196
HUMALOG 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

98 229
ARIPIPRAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 100 177
FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

101 46
INVOKANA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 102 163
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 103 37
FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

103 92
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 105 60
NIFEDIPINE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 106 109
BUSPIRONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

106 121
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

106 282
KIONEX 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

106 415
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 110 186
PRADAXA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 111 288
VENLAFAXINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

112 225
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 113 421
NEXIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 114 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A 115 84
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 116 134
BUMETANIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 116 220
COLCHICINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

118 136
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

A 119 108
METOLAZONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

120 205
FLUCONAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

121 126
OXCARBAZEPINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 122 218
KLOR-CON M20 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

123 103
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 123 206
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

125 59
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

126 171
BREO ELLIPTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 127 259
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 127 371
CONSTULOSE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 127 448
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

130 48
TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-100 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 130 451
TIMOLOL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 130 451
AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

133 191
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

134 160
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 134 179
DICYCLOMINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 134 169
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

137 118
BICALUTAMIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 137 465
VALPROIC ACID* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 137 281
LINZESS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

140 175
ONDANSETRON HCL* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

141 185
TRANSDERM-SCOP 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 141 385
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

141 166
LABETALOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 144 182
RENVELA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 144 253
BUPROPION XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 146 115
CALCIUM ACETATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 146 278
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

148 116
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 148 93
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 148 106
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 Dec. 9, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.