Dollars for Docs: Talk With Your Doctor

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ProPublica's Dollars for Docs database lets you search for payments to U.S.-based doctors made by pharmaceutical and medical device companies between August 2013 and December 2016. The disclosure of these payments is required under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, a provision of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.


About This Information

  • The information that appears here comes directly from the federal government. Companies must attest to its accuracy and doctors have the ability to contest information they believe is in error.
  • This site includes payments for such activities as speaking, consulting, meals, travel and royalties. It does not include payments for clinical research.
  • It is legal for companies to make payments to doctors as long as the payments are not a kickback or inducement to use their products.
  • Some doctors say collaborative relationships, particularly those involving research, are necessary to develop new treatments and cures. But many ethicists have raised questions about the payments, and studies show that they may influence doctors' prescribing decisions.
  • Only you can decide if this matters to you and if so, whether you want to talk to your doctor about it. If you plan to talk with your doctor (or if you already have), please help us by filling out this short survey: <a href='https://propub.li/participate-d4d'>propub.li/participate-d4d</a>

Preparing for Your Conversation

If you decide you'd like to talk to your doctor about this, please keep in mind:

  • Many healthcare professionals in our database have similar names, so you should start by asking your doctor if the person mentioned in this payment record is really him/her.
  • Your doctor may not know he or she is listed as receiving payments, especially if the payments are small. You can direct your doctor to this site (the URL will be printed at the top of the payment record) or directly to the government's site here: https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/physician/101134
  • Some doctors are happy to discuss this information with you. Others might not be. The best approach is to ask questions and to <strong>not</strong> be accusatory.

Questions You Might Want to Ask

  • Is this you?
  • What type of work do you do with these companies?
  • Have you prescribed me any drugs that are manufactured by companies you've taken payments from?
  • Are there non-drug alternatives that I may want to consider first?
  • Are there less expensive generic alternatives to the drugs you have prescribed?
  • What devices have you used in my care that are manufactured by companies you've taken payments from?

Dollars for Docs: Talk With Your Doctor

https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/doctors/pid/101134
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

DOUGLAS DIETERICH

Listed Specialty: Gastroenterology
5 EAST 98TH STREET, MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL LIVER DISEASE, NEW YORK, NY, 10029

Payments: At a Glance

1,077

payments

$1,029,993

payment total

18

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
160 $463K
Consulting
71 $265K
Travel and Lodging
347 $213K
Honoraria
22 $61,900
Food and Beverage
474 $26,127
Education
3 $109

Drugs & Devices

Totals listed below account for all payments from August 2013 to December 2016 that mention this product. If a payment record mentions more than one product, the entire value will be included in each of those products. When no products are listed, they are not included in the list below.

Product Name Product Type Payments
VIEKIRA

drug

$161K
HARVONI

drug

$138K
SOVALDI

drug

$88,328
ISENTRESS

drug

$82,119
OTHER

drug

$60,963
LUPRON

drug

$48,826
SYNTHROID

drug

$48,826
HUMIRA

drug

$48,826
ANDROGEL

drug

$48,826
EPCLUSA

drug

$46,931
VIREAD

drug

$26,517
OLYSIO

drug

$19,577
SELZENTRY

drug

$18,971
ZEPATIER

drug

$17,732
VICTRELIS

drug

$17,714
ABT 450 333 072 267

drug

$15,398
DAKLINZA

drug

$12,520
XIFAXAN

drug

$2,004
RIFAXIMIN

drug

$1,960
VIEKIRA PAK

drug

$1,667
NON-COVERED PRODUCT

drug

$227
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.

For ease of printing, only the 20 drugs and devices with the highest payments are displayed. For a complete list, please visit: https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/doctors/pid/101134

Payment Details

= Disputed Payment

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Mar 15, 2014 $22,394

OTHER Travel and Lodging AbbVie, Inc.
Oct 26, 2016 $20,400

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation
Mar 14, 2016 $20,384

Viekira Travel and Lodging AbbVie, Inc.
Mar 10, 2016 $19,800

No Listed Product Consulting

Details: N/A

AbbVie, Inc.
Dec 17, 2014 $16,001

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: 783765-1905434-ddrapergiscombe20150217113133-4-ddrapergiscombe20150217113133-4-4-Gilead Sciences-VRL

Gilead Sciences Inc
Sep 5, 2016 $13,871

SELZENTRY Consulting Pfizer Inc. DOUGLAS T DIETERICH MD
Mar 14, 2015 $10,340

OTHER Travel and Lodging AbbVie, Inc.
Jan 20, 2016 $9,480

No Listed Product Consulting

Details: ;GS0001TJDR;INTL;ehurry20160930162503-36;ehurry20160930162503-36-36;10029106;VPL

Gilead Sciences Inc
Jan 20, 2016 $9,480

No Listed Product Consulting

Details: ;GS0001QCHL;INTL;ehurry20160306103725-30;ehurry20160306103725-30-30;10029106;VPL

Gilead Sciences Inc
Jan 25, 2016 $9,000

Viekira Consulting

Details: N/A

AbbVie, Inc.
Jul 28, 2016 $8,582

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation
Mar 16, 2016 $8,400

No Listed Product Consulting

Details: N/A

AbbVie, Inc.
Apr 11, 2014 $8,400

ABT 450 333 072 267 Consulting AbbVie, Inc.
Jun 28, 2015 $8,293

Humira Viekira Synthroid Androgel Lupron Travel and Lodging AbbVie, Inc.
Jun 1, 2015 $7,054

ISENTRESS Travel and Lodging Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation
Dec 10, 2015 $6,950

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging

Details: INTL;ehurry20160306103725-31;ehurry20160306103725-31-31;10029106;VPL

Gilead Sciences Inc
Jun 23, 2015 $6,600

Viekira Consulting

Details: N/A

AbbVie, Inc.
Feb 27, 2015 $6,600

Humira Viekira Synthroid Androgel Lupron Consulting AbbVie, Inc.
Oct 26, 2013 $6,000

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: 536596-1528506-mzamel20131125144354-4-mzamel20131125144354-4-4-Gilead Sciences-

Gilead Sciences Inc
Apr 22, 2014 $6,000

No Listed Product Consulting AbbVie, Inc.
Oct 10, 2015 $6,000

Harvoni Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: CMIND;kanderson20151106125035-4;kanderson20151106125035-4-4;10029106;VPL

Gilead Sciences Inc

For ease of printing, 20 payments are displayed, the largest appearing on top. For a full list of payments, please visit: https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/doctors/pid/101134

Note: We have made some effort to normalize the data and eliminate duplicates, but data is primarily as it has been reported by the companies to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. To purchase the normalized data, please visit the ProPublica Data Store. If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected].