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django-providerregistry - The NPPES Public Registry

django-providerregistry is a simple Django application that provides UI and a RESTFul API for read-only access to public information contained within NPPES (a.k.a. the NPI database).

Detailed documentation for using the API is in the "docs" directory. Installation instructions are below.

Quick Start

  1. Install MongoDB according to
  2. Download and import the NPPES Public Data into MongoDB.

You can use the script "", part of to do this for you in one big step. is part of the provider-data-tools package.

  1. Pip install django-providerregistry and prerequisites:

    pip install pymongo django-providerregistry
  2. Add "providerregistry" to your INSTALLED_APPS setting like this:

  3. Include the direct URLconf in your project like this:

    url(r'^registry/', include('providerregistry.urls')),
  4. Create the models that contain informationto help with searching:

    python syncdb
  5. Collect static content:

    python collectstatic
  6. Start the development server:

    python runserver
  7. Point your browser to htpp://