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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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42,754Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.91M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
888 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$1.43M

2014

$2.18M

2015

$2.91M

2016

Number of Claims

24,581

2014

33,202

2015

42,754

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.

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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,312

prescriptions.

185

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,234

prescriptions.

216

patients, 24% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 1,147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,075

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,060

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,005

prescriptions.

184

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,051

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

967

prescriptions.

188

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 863

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

173

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 838

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

159

patients, 18% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 774

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 770

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

142

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 725

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 698

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 610

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 599

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 541

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 503

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 480

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 478

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 474

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

P
WARFARIN SODIUM 390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

LINZESS 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

BACLOFEN 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

O
ELIQUIS 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 212

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 210

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

LATANOPROST 206

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 203

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

A
AMIODARONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OLANZAPINE 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ALPRAZOLAM 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

A
NEXIUM 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMZARIC 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

RENVELA 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VESICARE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
MEGESTROL ACETATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SANTYL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

EXELON 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTOP 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CHOLESTYRAMINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
MYRBETRIQ 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
SENSIPAR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
MIDODRINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CARAFATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LIDOCAINE HCL* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CEFTRIAXONE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LABETALOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M10 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VIMPAT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SODIUM CHLORIDE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
TIMOLOL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
RESTASIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ALPHAGAN P 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CALCITONIN-SALMON 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

A
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.