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/127503
  • 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/127503
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

GEORGE JENKINS

Listed Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease
221 W COLORADO BLVD, PAVILION II SUITE 730, DALLAS, TX, 75208-2363

Payments: At a Glance

638

payments

$68,235

payment total

42

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Food and Beverage
601 $38,486
Travel and Lodging
29 $14,294
Nonaccredited Training
1 $8,750
Consulting
4 $6,613
Education
2 $69
Entertainment
1 $23

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
VASCULAR

device

$14,117
PERIPHERAL ORBITAL ATHERECTOMY SYSTEM

device

$12,840
OTHER

device

$8,082
TACHYCARDIA HF

device

$4,165
BRADY GENERATOR

device

$4,017
CLINICAL TRIAL PRODUCT

device

$3,910
TACHYCARDIA GENERATOR

device

$3,910
TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVES

device

$2,672
EDWARDS SAPIEN 3 TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVE

device

$2,504
IMPELLA

device

$2,312
CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT

device

$1,836
TACHYCARDIA SYSTEM

device

$1,718
CORONARY ORBITAL ATHERECTOMY SYSTEM

device

$1,514
ATHERECTOMY DEVICE

device

$1,500
STENTS

device

$1,469
VASCULAR ACCESS

device

$1,271
XIENCE ALPINE CORNARY STENT SYSTEM

device

$1,187
SUPERA PERIPHERAL STENT SYSTEM

device

$993
BPV-LUTONIX

device

$969
STRUCTURAL HEART

device

$969
RUBY

device

$802
† 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/127503

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Jul 28, 2016 $8,750

Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System Nonaccredited Training Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
Jan 8, 2014 $3,000

OTHER Consulting Boston Scientific Corporation
Sep 25, 2014 $1,800

Vascular Consulting Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
Nov 12, 2014 $1,438

OTHER Consulting Boston Scientific Corporation
Oct 26, 2013 $1,341

TACHYCARDIA HF BRADY GENERATOR CLINICAL TRIAL PRODUCT TACHYCARDIA GENERATOR Travel and Lodging Boston Scientific Corporation
Oct 16, 2014 $1,162

Vascular Travel and Lodging Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
Jul 21, 2016 $1,062

Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System Travel and Lodging Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
Jul 13, 2015 $1,044

Impella Travel and Lodging ABIOMED
Sep 25, 2014 $1,000

Vascular Travel and Lodging Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
Oct 26, 2013 $923

TACHYCARDIA HF BRADY GENERATOR CLINICAL TRIAL PRODUCT TACHYCARDIA GENERATOR Travel and Lodging Boston Scientific Corporation
Aug 14, 2014 $904

OTHER Travel and Lodging BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
Apr 30, 2014 $844

Transcatheter Heart Valves Travel and Lodging Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
Mar 19, 2015 $802

RUBY INDIGO POD Travel and Lodging

Details: Travel in connection with a training research or educational event

Penumbra, Inc.
Sep 10, 2013 $739

VASCULAR ACCESS Travel and Lodging Boston Scientific Corporation
Nov 8, 2014 $716

TACHYCARDIA HF BRADY GENERATOR CLINICAL TRIAL PRODUCT TACHYCARDIA GENERATOR TACHYCARDIA SYSTEM Travel and Lodging BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
Apr 8, 2016 $560

Edwards SAPIEN 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve Travel and Lodging Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
Oct 26, 2013 $532

TACHYCARDIA HF BRADY GENERATOR CLINICAL TRIAL PRODUCT TACHYCARDIA GENERATOR Food and Beverage Boston Scientific Corporation
Nov 8, 2013 $505

OTHER Travel and Lodging Boston Scientific Corporation
Dec 12, 2016 $459

Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System Travel and Lodging Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
Nov 8, 2014 $398

TACHYCARDIA HF BRADY GENERATOR CLINICAL TRIAL PRODUCT TACHYCARDIA GENERATOR TACHYCARDIA SYSTEM Food and Beverage BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
Jan 8, 2014 $375

OTHER Consulting Boston Scientific 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/127503

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].