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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

HOLGER KRANICH M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,914Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$670K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
647 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$552K

2014

$663K

2015

$670K

2016

Number of Claims

9,794

2014

9,892

2015

9,914

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.

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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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 660

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

239

patients, 37% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 436

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

137

patients, 21% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

163

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

120

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

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AZELASTINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

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PROAIR HFA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

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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 Oct. 22, 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.