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/1318763
  • 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/1318763
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

MARTIN QUIRNO

Listed Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
1095 PARK AVE, NEW YORK, NY, 10128-1154

Payments: At a Glance

29

payments

$2,631

payment total

9

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Food and Beverage
25 $1,610
Travel and Lodging
4 $1,021

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
CLYDESDALE

device

$1,190
UNID

device

$237
PASS-LP

device

$237
THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES

device

$156
THORACOLUMBAR

device

$151
ELEVATE

device

$145
EMBEDA

drug

$120
NUCYNTA

drug

$118
ADAPTIVESTIM

device

$104
MIS/LATERAL

device

$97
SPINE

device

$78
ALLOGRAFT DBM

device

$74
ASPEN

device

$74
ALPINE XC

device

$74
ALLOGRO

device

$74
MOBI C

device

$67
MAST QUADRANT

device

$57
CAPSTONE

device

$25
CD HORIZON

device

$14
† 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
Jan 15, 2016 $346

CLYDESDALE Travel and Lodging Medtronic USA, Inc.
Jan 15, 2016 $312

CLYDESDALE Travel and Lodging Medtronic USA, Inc.
Jan 15, 2016 $269

CLYDESDALE Travel and Lodging Medtronic USA, Inc.
Jan 15, 2016 $145

ELEVATE Food and Beverage Medtronic USA, Inc.
Aug 5, 2015 $128

ThoracoLumbar Food and Beverage NuVasive, Inc.
Jul 28, 2015 $126

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Food and Beverage Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc.
Jul 28, 2015 $120

EMBEDA Food and Beverage Pfizer Inc.
May 20, 2016 $120

PASS-LP UNiD Food and Beverage Medicrea USA, Corp.
Nov 18, 2015 $118

Nucynta Food and Beverage

Details: SPEAKERPROGRAM 5524 20151118 01MSP 8

Depomed, Inc.
Jun 14, 2016 $104

ADAPTIVESTIM Food and Beverage Medtronic USA, Inc.
May 21, 2015 $97

MIS/Lateral Food and Beverage

Details: Related to product discussion

DePuy Synthes Sales Inc.
Jan 15, 2016 $95

CLYDESDALE Travel and Lodging Medtronic USA, Inc.
Dec 22, 2015 $78

Spine Food and Beverage Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Jan 28, 2016 $74

Aspen Allograft DBM Allogro Alpine XC Food and Beverage Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Jan 16, 2016 $69

CLYDESDALE Food and Beverage Medtronic USA, Inc.
Sep 16, 2016 $67

Mobi C Food and Beverage Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Aug 28, 2016 $55

PASS-LP UNiD Food and Beverage Medicrea USA, Corp.
Jan 16, 2016 $51

CLYDESDALE Food and Beverage Medtronic USA, Inc.
Jan 16, 2016 $48

CLYDESDALE Food and Beverage Medtronic USA, Inc.
Jan 16, 2016 $37

MAST QUADRANT Food and Beverage Medtronic USA, Inc.
Nov 30, 2015 $30

THORACOLUMBAR THERAPIES Food and Beverage Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, 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/1318763

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].