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Prescriber Checkup

Top Surgery 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
ANTHONY SCIALLA M.D.

Surgery

9,839

$492K

181
155 are 65+

23%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$50
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

MARK STECKEL MD

Surgery

492

$25K

91
86 are 65+

29%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$51
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

AURANGZEB ALI M.D.

Surgery

433

$11.6K

156
102 are 65+

7%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$27
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

EUGENE SULLIVAN MD

Surgery

392

$8,377

101
86 are 65+

8%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$21
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

WILLIAM POLITO MD

Surgery

388

$31K

107
79 are 65+

24%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$80
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

MICHAEL POSNER M.D.

Surgery

357

$15.2K

145
125 are 65+

34%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$43
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

TOBY CHAI M.D.

Surgery

339

$23.9K

67
50 are 65+

25%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$71
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

ANTHY DEMESTIHAS M.D.

Surgery

254

$7,775

62
57 are 65+

4%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$31
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

SABER GHIASSI MD, MPH

Surgery

251

$10.3K

87
39 are 65+

6%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$41
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

J. PALESTY MD

Surgery

240

$16K

75
50 are 65+

16%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$67
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

A RICHI M.D.

Surgery

237

$19K

56
51 are 65+

33%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$80
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

JAMES MCCLANE M.D.

Surgery

231

$19.9K

124
106 are 65+

46%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$86
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

SCOTT FECTEAU MD

Surgery

231

$7,140

64
59 are 65+

2%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$31
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

FRANCIS SIRACUSA M.D.

Surgery

220

$11.3K

145
118 are 65+

48%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$51
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

DANIEL PASSERI MD

Surgery

208

$7,526

65
60 are 65+

7%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$36
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

JOSEPH ROBLES MD

Surgery

194

$23.7K

70
41 are 65+

10%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$122
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

NISSIN NAHMIAS M.D.

Surgery

184

$11.6K

58
13 are 65+

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$63
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

LAUREEN FORGIONE-RUBINO MD

Surgery

184

$3,962

103
80 are 65+

3%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$22
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

MOHAMAD SUEDE M.D.

Surgery

164

$9,092

103
85 are 65+

3%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$55
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

STEVEN RUBY MD

Surgery

148

$2,560

30
25 are 65+

3%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$17
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

REGINALD RAYNOR M.D.

Surgery

142

$3,324

83
66 are 65+

4%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$23
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

JOHN WESOLEK MD

Surgery

110

$1,531

73
53 are 65+

9%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$14
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

JOHN BORRUSO M.D.

Surgery

73

$591

66
61 are 65+

7%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 16%

$8
Average prescription price

Avg: $50

Sources

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