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Prescriber Checkup

JAPHET GAZTAMBIDE M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,377Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 203

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 203

1,790 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22% Patients 65 Years and Older
2% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Puerto Rico
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $37 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Puerto Rico
CLONAZEPAM 4,904 853 769 10 B 1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 2,747 513 419 10 B 2 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 2,214 430 372 10 3 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 1,879 297 298 4 3
TEMAZEPAM 1,692 204 310 B 5 9
SERTRALINE HCL 1,635 403 277 6 5
RISPERIDONE 1,399 167 237 A 7 8
BUPROPION XL 1,380 85 203 10 8 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,378 228 211 A 9 10
PAROXETINE HCL 1,330 274 205 10 10 7
FLURAZEPAM HCL 1,169 161 228 10 B 11 22
LORAZEPAM 1,006 222 155 B 12 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 927 105 180 13 2
DOXEPIN HCL 787 114 115 10 14 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 760 27 122 15 20
TRAZODONE HCL 725 122 110 16 12
ABILIFY 717 93 95 A 17 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 586 132 95 R 18 15
ESTAZOLAM 508 111 110 B 19 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 488 50 62 20 16
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 464 61 69 A 10 21 37
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 385 88 55 R 22 23
CYMBALTA 336 <11 58 23 14
BUPROPION HCL SR 330 37 54 24 21
OLANZAPINE 288 70 45 A 25 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 276 17 50 26 35
HALOPERIDOL 267 61 33 A 27 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 256 19 44 28 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 223 37 38 29 28
THIORIDAZINE HCL 188 16 30 A R 30 44
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 185 14 25 A 31 45
SEROQUEL XR 182 23 31 A 32 42
RANITIDINE HCL 178 23 36 33 39
LITHIUM CARBONATE 152 18 22 34 32
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 133 29 25 A 35 31
GABAPENTIN 128 19 27 36 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 115 51 22 37 34
DIAZEPAM 103 44 16 B 38 38
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 99 17 67 R 39 51
THIOTHIXENE 99 29 19 A 39 50
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 93 12 15 41 48
IMIPRAMINE HCL 93 14 15 R 41 55
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 88 15 64 R 43 33
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 87 24 16 B 44 26
MIRTAZAPINE 81 <11 16 45 27
OMEPRAZOLE 80 21 18 46 52
BUDEPRION XL 79 <11 35 10 47 90
PRISTIQ ER 66 <11 <11 48 36
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 58 <11 <11 A 49 65
INVEGA 54 <11 <11 A 50 68
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 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.
  • 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.