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Prescriber Checkup

Top Neurology Prescribers in Connecticut

Top Prescribers

Providers are grouped by the primary specialty they listed when applying for a national health ID number. This doesn’t necessarily mean the person has special training or certification. Specialty is self-reported by providers and may have changed. Patients and claims shown are for Medicare Part D only.

Prescriber Claims Filled Total Cost Medicare Part D Patients Claims for Brand Name Drugs Brand Name Drugs Prescription Price
EVANGELOS XISTRIS M.D.

Neurology

1,491

$352K

161
131 are 65+

10%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$236
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

JUSTIN MONTANYE MD

Neurology

1,337

$174K

181
106 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$130
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

IRA POLLACK M.D.

Neurology

1,335

$218K

183
135 are 65+

23%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$163
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

P. CHRISTOPHER GOTTSCHALK M.D.

Neurology

1,320

$210K

118
41 are 65+

30%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$159
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

MARIA MORO-DE-CASILLAS MD

Neurology

1,302

$332K

157
122 are 65+

41%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$255
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

NORMAN WERDIGER M.D.

Neurology

1,285

$340K

194
151 are 65+

23%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$265
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

THOMAS TOOTHAKER M.D.

Neurology

1,282

$189K

220
178 are 65+

25%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$147
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

MARC KAWALICK M.D.

Neurology

1,268

$356K

137
114 are 65+

27%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$281
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

LAWERENCE BECK MD

Neurology

1,229

$337K

187
153 are 65+

24%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$274
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

DAVID GRECO M.D.

Neurology

1,227

$950K

185
121 are 65+

30%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$775
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

DIANE WIRZ M.D.

Neurology

1,227

$530K

104
63 are 65+

26%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$432
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

ARMEN BABIGIAN M.D.

Neurology

1,209

$325K

125
89 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$269
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

EDWARD SPELLMAN MD

Neurology

1,199

$202K

165
104 are 65+

26%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$169
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

HALIMA EL-MOSLIMANY M.D.

Neurology

1,182

$525K

188
112 are 65+

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$444
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

AVINASH PRASAD MD

Neurology

1,178

$95K

90
34 are 65+

16%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$81
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

STEVEN NOVELLA MD

Neurology

1,175

$125K

154
66 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$106
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

MARINA ZARETSKAYA-FUCHS MD

Neurology

1,174

$628K

170
110 are 65+

24%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$535
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

KESHAV RAO MD

Neurology

1,141

$199K

184
141 are 65+

25%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$174
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

OLIVIA COICULESCU M.D.

Neurology

1,136

$87.2K

185
114 are 65+

16%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$77
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

BEHZAD HABIBI KHAMENEH M.D.

Neurology

1,064

$92.6K

183
151 are 65+

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$87
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

ERIC KUNG M.D.

Neurology

1,063

$84.8K

123
103 are 65+

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$80
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

VICTOR YLAGAN MD

Neurology

1,037

$311K

128
89 are 65+

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$300
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

YOLANDA PENA MD

Neurology

971

$225K

72
37 are 65+

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$232
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

ALEXANDRA FLOWERS M.D.

Neurology

938

$86.5K

81
38 are 65+

14%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$92
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

DAVID TINKLEPAUGH MD

Neurology

923

$342K

123
76 are 65+

26%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$370
Average prescription price

Avg: $301

Sources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; National Technical Information Service; First Databank