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/119907
  • 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/119907
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

GREGORY SCHWARTZMAN

Listed Specialty: Diagnostic Radiology
1 MEDICAL CENTER BLVD, UPLAND, PA, 19013-3902

Payments: At a Glance

35

payments

$662

payment total

11

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Food and Beverage
35 $662

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
OPDIVO

drug

$141
MRI

device

$117
AX - ANGIOGRAPHY FLUOROSCOPY-RADIOLOGY SYSTEMS

device

$117
CR - INCL. COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY AND RADIATION ONCOLOGY

device

$117
ABRAXANE

drug

$106
REVLIMID

drug

$59
ADCETRIS

drug

$54
IMBRUVICA

drug

$39
DARZALEX

drug

$39
TARCEVA

drug

$36
ICLUSIG

drug

$25
EMPLICITI

drug

$18
ONCOBEAM

device

$16
HALAVEN

drug

$16
SPRYCEL

drug

$13
NEXAVAR

drug

$12
STIVARGA

drug

$12
TREANDA

drug

$11
† 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
Dec 1, 2014 $117

AX - ANGIOGRAPHY FLUOROSCOPY-RADIOLOGY SYSTEMS CR - INCL. COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY AND RADIATION ONCOLOGY MRI Food and Beverage Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
Jun 30, 2016 $29

Abraxane Food and Beverage Celgene Corporation
Mar 24, 2016 $23

OPDIVO Food and Beverage E.R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
Mar 12, 2015 $22

OPDIVO Food and Beverage E.R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
Apr 28, 2016 $21

IMBRUVICA DARZALEX Food and Beverage

Details: Related to product discussion

Janssen Biotech, Inc.
Nov 3, 2015 $21

OPDIVO Food and Beverage E.R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
Nov 3, 2016 $19

Tarceva Food and Beverage Astellas Pharma US Inc
Jul 31, 2015 $19

Revlimid Food and Beverage Celgene Corporation
Jan 7, 2016 $19

DARZALEX IMBRUVICA Food and Beverage

Details: Related to product discussion

Janssen Biotech, Inc.
Jun 18, 2015 $18

Abraxane Food and Beverage Celgene Corporation
Dec 17, 2015 $18

EMPLICITI Food and Beverage E.R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
Aug 22, 2013 $17

Abraxane Food and Beverage Celgene Corporation
Jan 29, 2015 $17

OPDIVO Food and Beverage E.R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
Dec 5, 2013 $17

Abraxane Food and Beverage Celgene Corporation
Sep 4, 2014 $16

Tarceva Food and Beverage Astellas Pharma US Inc
May 7, 2015 $16

OncoBEAM Food and Beverage Sysmex Inostics Inc
Jun 23, 2016 $16

ADCETRIS Food and Beverage Seattle Genetics, Inc.
Aug 18, 2016 $16

OPDIVO Food and Beverage E.R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
Jan 31, 2014 $16

Halaven Food and Beverage Eisai Inc.
Aug 13, 2015 $15

OPDIVO Food and Beverage E.R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
Sep 15, 2016 $15

OPDIVO Food and Beverage E.R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.

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/119907

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].