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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,662Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$1.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

1,080 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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 Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

6% of this provider’s 731 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

43% of this provider’s 1,080 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

43% of this provider’s 1,080 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$1.67M

2014

$1.76M

2015

$1.82M

2016

Number of Claims

35,311

2014

37,405

2015

39,662

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,414

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,198

prescriptions.

327

patients, 30% of all patients

O 1 5
LISINOPRIL 1,495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,017

prescriptions.

263

patients, 24% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

960

prescriptions.

177

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

216

patients, 20% of all patients

4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,026

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

176

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
FUROSEMIDE 982

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

778

prescriptions.

189

patients, 18% of all patients

6 8
SIMVASTATIN 946

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

143

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
METFORMIN HCL 860

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

152

patients, 14% of all patients

8 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 789

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

9 12
GABAPENTIN 788

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

10 10
ALPRAZOLAM 744

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

11 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 718

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

12 19
OMEPRAZOLE 712

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

13 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 707

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

14 11
MELOXICAM 661

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

127

patients, 12% of all patients

15 14
CLONAZEPAM 512

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

16 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 481

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

17 28
TRAMADOL HCL 481

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

O 17 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 462

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

19 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

20 15
LORAZEPAM 448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

21 33
ALLOPURINOL 432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

22 32
CLOPIDOGREL 408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

23 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

24 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

25 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

26 69
TRAZODONE HCL 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

27 29
TIZANIDINE HCL 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

28 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

29 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

30 34
SERTRALINE HCL 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

31 26
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 53
CARVEDILOL 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

33 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

175

patients, 16% of all patients

A 34 71
GLIMEPIRIDE 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

35 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

36 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

37 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

38 21
MIRTAZAPINE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

39 48
AZITHROMYCIN 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

165

patients, 15% of all patients

A 40 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

41 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

A 42 81
LYRICA 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

42 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

44 77
PROAIR HFA 193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

45 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

P 46 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

47 17
RANITIDINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

48 42
ATENOLOL 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

49 24
LEVETIRACETAM 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

50 126
OXYCODONE HCL 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 51 59
SYMBICORT 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

51 104
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

53 61
VENTOLIN HFA 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

54 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

55 30
LEVEMIR 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 145
NAMENDA XR 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

<11 57 102
ESTRADIOL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

58 72
ELIQUIS 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

59 128
FINASTERIDE 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 89
DIGOXIN 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

60 109
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

60 51
DULOXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

63 36
GLIPIZIDE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

64 40
PROMETHAZINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

65 92
NEXIUM 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

66 60
PREDNISONE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

67 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

68 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

68 62
LACTULOSE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 70 174
FENOFIBRATE* 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

71 97
TEMAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

72 84
MEMANTINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

73 94
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

74 38
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 129
TOPIRAMATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

76 114
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

76 52
NOVOLOG 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

78 143
VESICARE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 79 152
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

80 139
PROPRANOLOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 134
ADVAIR DISKUS 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

82 88
ONDANSETRON HCL* 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

82 158
FAMOTIDINE* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

84 63
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

84 127
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

86 87
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

86 70
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

88 116
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

A 89 118
OLANZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 90 141
IBUPROFEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

91 121
VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

92 86
LAMOTRIGINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 93 144
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 68
AMIODARONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

93 136
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 91
PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

96 66
CARTIA XT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

98 167
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 98 99
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 160
CRESTOR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

100 67
FLUCONAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

102 133
RISPERIDONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 P 103 115
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

103 169
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

105 76
ARIPIPRAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 105 164
LATUDA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 105 376
LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

108 82
BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

108 90
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

110 191
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 110 123
DEXILANT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

112 156
SUCRALFATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

112 78
MYRBETRIQ 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 112 205
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 115 138
SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 116 79
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

116 100
CARBAMAZEPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 116 202
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

A 119 161
CELECOXIB 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 120 107
MUPIROCIN* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

120 162
VOLTAREN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

122 189
RANEXA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 122 184
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

122 132
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

125 345
GLIPIZIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 125 98
BUSPIRONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

127 95
TERAZOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

128 131
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 129 188
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 129 93
INVOKANA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 129 159
NAPROXEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

132 74
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

132 182
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

132 105
LITHIUM CARBONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 135 260
LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

136 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A 136 73
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

138 124
VIMPAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 138 410
MEGESTROL ACETATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

140 214
DICYCLOMINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 140 170
WATER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 140 413
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 143 75
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

143 176
AMOXICILLIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A 143 101
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 143 120
RISPERDAL CONSTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 143 304
HUMALOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 148 232
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

148 50
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 April 13, 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.