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James O'Keefe

Top Earner

Board Certification
Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease
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
$188,225
Payments Received At
Kansas City, Mo. and Mission Hills, Kan.

The following is the list of records we used to add up the total payments for James O'Keefe

GlaxoSmithKline
2009 Q2-Q4
$98,150
Payee
James O'Keefe
Listed Name
O'Keefe, James
City
KANSAS CITY
State
MO
Consultant fee 6000.00
Speaker fee 92150
GlaxoSmithKline
2010 Q1-Q2
$73,250
GlaxoSmithKline has since updated its 2010 report, so this healthcare provider's amount may have changed.
Payee
James H O'Keefe
Listed Name
O'Keefe, James
City
KANSAS CITY
State
MO
Speaker fee 73250
AstraZeneca
2010 Q1-Q2
$14,750
Payee
JAMES OKEEFE JR CARDIOVASCULAR CONSULTANTS PC
Listed Name
O'Keefe, James
City
Kansas City
State
MO
amount 14750.00
Merck
2009 Q3-Q4
$2,075
Payee
O'Keefe JR, James H
Listed Name
O'Keefe, James H
City
MISSION HILLS
State
KS
Suffix JR
Title MD
Content area Diabetes
Amount 2075.00
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