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Prescriber Checkup

MOHAMED ALI M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,559Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 538 out of 972

$312K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 542 out of 972

187 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Missouri
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 187 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 187 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 3,866 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Missouri
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216 141 1 4
LISINOPRIL 207 124 2 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 190 171 3 26
NAMENDA 179 160 4 38
FUROSEMIDE 163 135 5 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159 107 S3 6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 118 85 7 3
SIMVASTATIN 117 67 8 2
LANTUS 111 95 9 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108 89 10 13
CARVEDILOL 104 69 11 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 90 87 12 12
MIRTAZAPINE 88 70 13 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 81 67 14 19
NOVOLOG 80 61 15 100
TRAZODONE HCL 80 70 15 35
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 72 67 17 169
METFORMIN HCL 72 14 17 8
LEVETIRACETAM 69 31 19 111
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69 62 19 9
OMEPRAZOLE 69 43 19 5
RANITIDINE HCL 68 38 22 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63 58 23 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62 35 24 23
RISPERIDONE 58 45 25 76
BACLOFEN 55 0 26 123
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54 51 27 69
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 39 28 65
CLOPIDOGREL 52 34 28 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 52 39 28 11
GABAPENTIN 51 31 31 14
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 Feb. 15, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.