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Ricardo J. Fermo

Top Earner

Board Certification
Psychiatry; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
See our list of health providers who made more than $100,000 as of the data released by October 2010.

Story: Who's on Pharma's Top-Paid List?

In October 2010, ProPublica identified 384 healthcare providers who earned more than $100,000 total from one or more of the eight companies that have disclosed payments in 2009 and early 2010. We matched the payee records with licensed doctors and registered nurses in the states listed. When a match could not be found, for example when a recipient was a pharmacist, we used other sources to confirm their identities.

The payments are listed as we compiled them in October 2010 and so the displayed total may not be up-to-date. Do a search to find the recipient's latest payments.

  • Some providers earning more than $100,000 may not be included in this list because of variations in how drug companies spelled their names. Also, more than 70 drug companies have yet to publicly report their payments.
  • Payments that were designated for groups of doctors, rather than individual doctors, were excluded from our calculation.
  • ProPublica checked whether physicians had specialty board certification using the web sites of the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Medical Association and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. A designation of "not listed" means that we could not find any record of certification.
  • We obtained information on government actions, which include sanctions and warnings, from the websites of state medical boards and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Some states remove older discipline from their web sites.
If you are a listed practitioner and believe you do not belong in this database, please contact us at drugs@propublica.org.

Payment Records

Total Received
$106,697
Payments Received At
Mount Pleasant, S.C., Charleston, S.C., and Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

The following is the list of records we used to add up the total payments for Ricardo J. Fermo

Eli Lilly
2009 Q1-Q4
$67,950
Payee
FERMO PSYCHIATRIC SOLUTIONS, INC.
Listed Name
FERMO, RICARDO JOSE
City
MOUNT PLEASANT
State
SC
Number of activities 46
Healthcare Professional Education Programs 67950.00
Total 67950.00
Eli Lilly
2010 Q1
$21,600
Eli Lilly has since updated its 2010 report, so this healthcare provider's amount may have changed.
Payee
FERMO PSYCHIATRIC SOLUTIONS, INC.
Listed Name
FERMO, RICARDO J
City
MOUNT PLEASANT
State
SC
Healthcare Professional Education Programs 21600.00
Total 21600.00
Pfizer
2009 Q3-Q4
$14,096
Payee
FERMO PSYCHIATRIC SOLUTIONS
Listed Name
FERMO, RICARDO JOSE
City
MT. PLEASANT
State
SC
Service/Activity Expert-Led Forums
Cash 13000.00
Role Healthcare Professional
Service/Activity Business Related Travel
Non-cash 1096.00
Role Healthcare Professional
Pfizer
2009 Q3-Q4
$1,551
Payee
FERMO, RICARDO JOSE
Listed Name
FERMO, RICARDO JOSE
City
CHARLESTON
State
SC
Service/Activity Meals
Non-cash 416.00
Role Healthcare Professional
Service/Activity Business Related Travel
Non-cash 1135.00
Role Healthcare Professional
Johnson & Johnson
2010 Q1-Q2
$1,500
Johnson & Johnson has since updated its 2010 report, so this healthcare provider's amount may have changed.
Payee
Fermo Psychiatric Solutions
Listed Name
Fermo, Ricardo J.
City
Mount Pleasant
State
SC
title M.D.
Fees 1500.00
Amount 1500.00
Purpose Speaker Bureau