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/1394079
  • 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/1394079
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

CARLOS PINEDA

Listed Specialty: Vascular Surgery
1145 BROADWAY, SEATTLE, WA, 98122-4201

Payments: At a Glance

59

payments

$4,664

payment total

8

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Travel and Lodging
9 $2,192
Food and Beverage
47 $2,030
Education
3 $443

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
AORTIC STENT GRAFTS

device

$1,622
PERIPHERAL ORBITAL ATHERECTOMY SYSTEM

device

$1,488
APTUS HELI-FX

device

$532
PV.035

device

$318
EXCLUDER AAA ENDOPROSTHESIS

device

$164
VASCULAR

device

$111
VASCULAR GRAFT

device

$110
BPV-CROSSER CATHETER

device

$102
CORONARY ORBITAL ATHERECTOMY SYSTEM

device

$91
BPV-LUTONIX

device

$39
SLEEK RX PTA DILATION CATHETER

device

$34
S.M.A.R.T. SELF-EXPANDING NITINOL STENT

device

$34
HAWKONE

device

$28
PERCLOSE PROGLIDE SUTURE MEDIATED CLOSURE SYSTEM

device

$25
BPV-PRESTO INFLATHIGHPRESSDEVICE

device

$23
MYNXGRIP VASCULAR CLOSURE DEVICE

device

$18
FRONTRUNNER XP CTO CATHETER

device

$15
BPV-DECATHLON CATHER

device

$9
BPV-VACCESS

device

$5
C3 DELIVERY SYSTEM

device

$4
† 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
Nov 23, 2016 $982

Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System Travel and Lodging Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
Jun 24, 2015 $333

Aortic Stent Grafts Education Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Dec 10, 2015 $311

Aortic Stent Grafts Travel and Lodging Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Nov 11, 2016 $221

Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System Food and Beverage Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
Mar 10, 2016 $187

Aptus Heli-FX Travel and Lodging Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Feb 2, 2015 $182

Aortic Stent Grafts Travel and Lodging Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Dec 10, 2015 $166

Aortic Stent Grafts Travel and Lodging Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
May 25, 2016 $164

EXCLUDER AAA Endoprosthesis Food and Beverage W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Jan 29, 2015 $151

Aortic Stent Grafts Food and Beverage Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Jul 8, 2016 $129

Aptus Heli-FX Food and Beverage Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Mar 10, 2016 $126

Aptus Heli-FX Food and Beverage Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Dec 10, 2015 $124

Aortic Stent Grafts Food and Beverage Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Nov 14, 2016 $108

Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System Travel and Lodging Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
Dec 10, 2015 $106

Aortic Stent Grafts Travel and Lodging Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Oct 6, 2016 $102

BPV-Crosser Catheter Food and Beverage Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
Dec 10, 2015 $101

Aortic Stent Grafts Travel and Lodging Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Aug 30, 2016 $94

PV.035 Food and Beverage Volcano Corporation
Aug 30, 2016 $94

PV.035 Food and Beverage Philips Electronics North America Corporation
Nov 8, 2016 $91

Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System Food and Beverage Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
Nov 14, 2015 $85

Vascular Food and Beverage

Details: CTE84 34764986 17673913

Abbott Laboratories
Mar 29, 2016 $61

Aptus Heli-FX Food and Beverage Medtronic Vascular, 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/1394079

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].