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/1299596
  • 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/1299596
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

BRENDAN JOHNSON

Listed Specialty:
6950 SMOKE RANCH RD., SUITE 200, LAS VEGAS, NV, 89128

Payments: At a Glance

83

payments

$11,810

payment total

10

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Food and Beverage
64 $4,525
Promotional Speaking/Other
2 $4,000
Honoraria
1 $1,500
Gift
4 $1,189
Travel and Lodging
1 $404
Entertainment
9 $106
Education
2 $86

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
BRANEMARK

device

$6,955
NOBELACTIVE

device

$6,955
NOBELPARALLEL

device

$6,955
NOBELSPEEDY

device

$6,955
NOBELREPLACE

device

$6,955
KIT BASKET LONG K

device

$924
DENTAL IMPLANT

device

$400
DENTAL IMPLANTS

device

$311
SURGICAL

device

$135
MEDPOR

device

$135
ALLOGRAFTS

device

$135
MAXFACE

device

$135
VSP ORTHOGNATHIC

device

$118
MEDICAL MODELS

device

$118
NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

device

$118
ALLOGRAFT BIO IMPLANTS

device

$118
DENTAL

device

$113
LEGACY SYSTEM

device

$14
INFINITY-MINI

device

$7
NUOSS

device

$7
† 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
Jun 10, 2016 $2,000

NobelActive NobelReplace NobelParallel NobelSpeedy Branemark Promotional Speaking/Other Nobel Biocare USA
Jul 20, 2016 $2,000

NobelActive NobelReplace NobelParallel NobelSpeedy Branemark Promotional Speaking/Other Nobel Biocare USA
Oct 20, 2015 $1,722

No Listed Product Food and Beverage Instradent USA Inc
Jun 29, 2016 $1,500

NobelActive NobelReplace NobelParallel NobelSpeedy Branemark Honoraria Nobel Biocare USA
Jul 8, 2015 $924

Kit basket long K Gift SciCan Inc
Feb 25, 2016 $404

NobelActive NobelReplace NobelParallel NobelSpeedy Branemark Travel and Lodging Nobel Biocare USA
Oct 2, 2015 $300

No Listed Product Food and Beverage Instradent USA Inc
Jun 29, 2016 $240

DENTAL IMPLANTS Food and Beverage BioHorizons Implant Systems Inc.
Mar 26, 2015 $135

ALLOGRAFTS MAXFACE SURGICAL MEDPOR Food and Beverage Stryker Corporation
Feb 12, 2015 $133

No Listed Product Food and Beverage Instradent USA Inc
Apr 8, 2015 $128

No Listed Product Food and Beverage Instradent USA Inc
Sep 19, 2016 $119

NobelActive NobelReplace NobelParallel NobelSpeedy Branemark Food and Beverage Nobel Biocare USA
Mar 31, 2016 $118

Allograft Bio Implants Medical Models VSP Orthognathic new product development Food and Beverage Stryker Corporation
Apr 10, 2014 $113

Dental Food and Beverage

Details: Food and beverage provided in the context of a Zimmer event or activity related to business meetings and medical training and education on safe and effective use of Zimmer products.

Zimmer Holding Inc
Jan 6, 2014 $106

Dental Implant Gift Nobel Biocare USA
Jan 6, 2014 $106

Dental Implant Gift Nobel Biocare USA
Dec 14, 2016 $96

NobelActive NobelReplace NobelParallel NobelSpeedy Branemark Food and Beverage Nobel Biocare USA
Apr 9, 2015 $95

No Listed Product Food and Beverage Instradent USA Inc
Apr 8, 2015 $95

No Listed Product Food and Beverage Instradent USA Inc
Jan 3, 2016 $67

NobelActive NobelReplace NobelParallel NobelSpeedy Branemark Food and Beverage Nobel Biocare USA
Sep 12, 2016 $59

DENTAL IMPLANTS Food and Beverage BioHorizons Implant Systems 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/1299596

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].