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/138612
  • 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/138612
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

KEVIN YUHAN

Listed Specialty: Ophthalmology
441 N LAKEVIEW AVE, ANAHEIM, CA, 92807-3028

Payments: At a Glance

33

payments

$248,139

payment total

6

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Charitable Contribution
2 $245K
Food and Beverage
28 $2,003
Travel and Lodging
3 $953

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
OPHTHALMIC INSTRUMENTS

device

$141K
OCUCOAT

device

$104K
AKREOS AO

device

$104K
TRULIGN TORIC

device

$1,259
ENVISTA

device

$1,137
OPTICS

device

$323
RESTASIS

drug

$320
AMNIOGUARD

drug

$293
AMNIOGRAFT

drug

$293
COMBIGAN

drug

$165
CRYSTALENS

device

$141
OZURDEX

drug

$127
LUMIGAN

drug

$123
VICTUS

device

$122
LOTEMAX GEL

drug

$79
BESIVANCE

drug

$79
CATARACT EQUIPMENT

device

$42
NATRELLE 410 IMPLANTS

drug

$24
† 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
Aug 27, 2015 $141,072

OPHTHALMIC INSTRUMENTS Charitable Contribution Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC Manna Missions USA
Aug 22, 2016 $104,112

OCUCOAT AKREOS AO Charitable Contribution Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC Manna Mission USA
Jun 6, 2015 $363

ENVISTA TRULIGN TORIC Travel and Lodging Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Jun 6, 2015 $311

ENVISTA TRULIGN TORIC Travel and Lodging Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Feb 16, 2014 $293

Amniograft Amnioguard Food and Beverage TissueTech, Inc.
Jun 5, 2015 $279

ENVISTA TRULIGN TORIC Travel and Lodging Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Mar 16, 2015 $165

COMBIGAN Food and Beverage Allergan Inc.
Sep 27, 2014 $133

RESTASIS Food and Beverage Allergan Inc.
Sep 26, 2014 $127

OZURDEX Food and Beverage Allergan Inc.
Jun 5, 2015 $126

No Listed Product Food and Beverage Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Apr 18, 2015 $125

Optics Food and Beverage

Details: AMO AMO 10020922 4182015 202674596036 058 AMO 10020922 4182015 202674596036 058

Abbott Laboratories
Sep 6, 2013 $123

LUMIGAN Food and Beverage Allergan Inc.
Dec 23, 2015 $122

TRULIGN TORIC CRYSTALENS VICTUS Food and Beverage Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Sep 7, 2013 $101

RESTASIS Food and Beverage Allergan Inc.
Mar 18, 2015 $100

Optics Food and Beverage

Details: AMO AMO 10636640 3182015 202674596029 015 AMO 10636640 3182015 202674596029 015

Abbott Laboratories
Apr 17, 2015 $79

BESIVANCE LOTEMAX GEL Food and Beverage Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Apr 18, 2015 $76

Optics Food and Beverage

Details: AMO AMO 10773228 4182015 202674596038 032 AMO 10773228 4182015 202674596038 032

Abbott Laboratories
Jun 6, 2015 $73

ENVISTA TRULIGN TORIC Food and Beverage Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Jun 6, 2015 $64

ENVISTA TRULIGN TORIC Food and Beverage Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Jun 6, 2015 $47

ENVISTA TRULIGN TORIC Food and Beverage Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Apr 19, 2015 $32

Cataract Equipment Food and Beverage Alcon Laboratories 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/138612

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].