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.
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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/1102542
  • 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/1102542
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

STEVEN HARWIN

Listed Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
910 PARK AVE, NEW YORK, NY, 10021-0255

Payments: At a Glance

195

payments

$3,205,489

payment total

4

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Royalty or License
13 $3.1M
Consulting
24 $87,375
Travel and Lodging
107 $19,814
Food and Beverage
51 $2,588

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
HIPS

device

$2.17M
KNEES

device

$1.94M
TRIATHLON

device

$1M
ACCOLADE

device

$977K
TRIDENT

device

$968K
RESTORATION

device

$14,500
TRITANIUM

device

$7,358
NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

device

$2,608
OTHER

device

$1,368
ROBOTICS

device

$1,100
TRAUMA AND EXTREMITIES

device

$437
RIO

device

$294
NEURO SPINE ENT

device

$287
STAR

device

$168
BIOMATERIALS

device

$150
BIOSURGERY - TISSEEL

drug

$62
WOUND THERAPEUTICS

device

$29
EXPAREL

drug

$16
† 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.

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Feb 6, 2014 $259,316

HIPS KNEES Royalty or License Stryker Corporation
Feb 4, 2016 $248,603

Accolade Triathlon Trident Royalty or License Stryker Corporation
Feb 5, 2015 $245,613

HIPS KNEES Royalty or License Stryker Corporation
Aug 4, 2016 $245,390

Accolade Triathlon Trident Royalty or License Stryker Corporation
Aug 1, 2014 $239,600

HIPS KNEES Royalty or License Stryker Corporation
May 3, 2016 $238,905

Accolade Triathlon Trident Royalty or License Stryker Corporation
May 1, 2014 $235,900

HIPS KNEES Royalty or License Stryker Corporation
Aug 6, 2015 $234,806

HIPS KNEES Royalty or License Stryker Corporation
Nov 1, 2016 $234,607

Accolade Triathlon Trident Royalty or License Stryker Corporation
May 7, 2015 $232,412

HIPS KNEES Royalty or License Stryker Corporation
Nov 4, 2014 $230,219

HIPS KNEES Royalty or License Stryker Corporation
Nov 5, 2015 $225,382

HIPS KNEES Royalty or License Stryker Corporation
Nov 6, 2013 $224,957

HIPS Royalty or License Stryker Corporation
Dec 8, 2016 $15,000

Triathlon Consulting Stryker Corporation
Dec 8, 2016 $14,500

Restoration Consulting Stryker Corporation
Sep 29, 2016 $7,500

Accolade Consulting Stryker Corporation
Aug 1, 2014 $6,000

HIPS KNEES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Dec 15, 2016 $5,000

Triathlon Tritanium Consulting Stryker Corporation
Jan 9, 2014 $5,000

KNEES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Jan 29, 2015 $2,375

HIPS KNEES Consulting Stryker Corporation
Nov 8, 2013 $2,139

HIPS Travel and Lodging Stryker Corporation

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/1102542

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].