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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,833Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 35 providers in this state and specialty

$1.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 35 providers in this state and specialty

971 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

8% of this provider’s 800 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

32% of this provider’s 971 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 971 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$1.79M

2014

$1.72M

2015

$1.84M

2016

Number of Claims

58,885

2014

44,750

2015

40,833

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,349

prescriptions.

198

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,352

prescriptions.

150

patients, 15% of all patients

2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 1,260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,080

prescriptions.

174

patients, 18% of all patients

3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,169

prescriptions.

130

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 1,035

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

917

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
FAMOTIDINE* 1,000

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

822

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

6 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 923

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

809

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
GABAPENTIN 888

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

8 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 761

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 732

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
METFORMIN HCL 685

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

12 22
CARVEDILOL 665

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

13 18
SIMVASTATIN 620

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 593

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

15 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 548

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

16 15
MIRTAZAPINE 544

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

17 34
TRAZODONE HCL 527

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

18 30
CLOPIDOGREL 517

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

19 20
SERTRALINE HCL 484

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

20 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 480

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P 21 36
LEVETIRACETAM 477

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

22 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 458

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

23 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

24 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

25 21
TRAMADOL HCL 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

O 26 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

27 72
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

28 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

29 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

30 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

31 61
LORAZEPAM 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

32 19
ALPRAZOLAM 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

33 17
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

33 59
NAMENDA XR 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

35 47
JANUVIA 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

36 48
ELIQUIS 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 66
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

O 37 7
DULOXETINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

39 50
LAMOTRIGINE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 93
MELOXICAM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

41 23
ALLOPURINOL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

42 31
FINASTERIDE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

42 69
PAROXETINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

44 53
DIGOX 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 106
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

46 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

47 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

48 33
GLIPIZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 49
RISPERIDONE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 50 77
LEVEMIR 204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

51 76
LATANOPROST 203

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

52 70
RANITIDINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

53 25
CLONIDINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

54 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

54 54
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

A 56 80
LYRICA 197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

56 52
NOVOLOG 182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

58 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

A 59 60
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

60 58
BENAZEPRIL HCL 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

61 102
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

62 83
PREDNISONE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

63 32
XARELTO 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

63 96
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

65 75
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 100
LEVOFLOXACIN 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

A 67 65
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O 68 38
ATENOLOL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

69 45
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 37
MEMANTINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 42
SOTALOL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

<11 71 150
VALSARTAN 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

73 67
ZETIA 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 88
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 75 114
SENSIPAR 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 76 135
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 97
OLANZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P 78 105
SPIRONOLACTONE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 79
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 89
NIFEDIPINE ER 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 99
FENOFIBRATE* 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

82 163
AZITHROMYCIN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

A 83 41
CRESTOR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

84 56
CLONAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

84 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

A 86 90
BACLOFEN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 86
GLIMEPIRIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 64
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

88 134
CEFTRIAXONE* 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 90 171
GLIPIZIDE ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

91 74
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

92 95
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 93 104
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

94 122
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

94 71
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 94 176
ROPINIROLE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

97 121
HUMALOG 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

97 101
DILTIAZEM HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 99 138
NEXIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 144
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

101 149
RANEXA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 102 142
TOPIRAMATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 102 145
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

104 63
LIDOCAINE HCL* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

104 179
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 P 104 141
FENTANYL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 107 107
PHENYTOIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 108 181
HYDROXYZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

109 126
ONDANSETRON HCL* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

110 127
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

111 80
CALCIUM ACETATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 111 183
SUCRALFATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 123
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 114 156
DOXEPIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 114 131
CEPHALEXIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A 116 77
IBUPROFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

117 85
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

117 159
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 119 158
LACTULOSE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

120 186
DIAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

121 98
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

122 115
NYSTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

123 117
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

123 116
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 125 73
PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

125 55
DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

125 117
TEMAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 128 108
NAPROXEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

128 103
MECLIZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

130 166
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 130 194
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

132 195
LINZESS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 133 196
NUEDEXTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 134 154
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

134 94
COLCHICINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

136 111
EXELON 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 136 143
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

138 167
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

138 44
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

138 92
AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 141 157
TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 A 141 161
TAMOXIFEN CITRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 143 206
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 143 206
METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

143 51
EPLERENONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 143 206
BREO ELLIPTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 147 215
CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 147 170
VESICARE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 149 217
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

149 129
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. 7, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.