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/154485
  • 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/154485
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

PAUL DOGHRAMJI

Listed Specialty: Family Medicine
555 2ND AVE, SUITE C300, COLLEGEVILLE, PA, 19426-3600

Payments: At a Glance

1,316

payments

$395,323

payment total

62

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
93 $201K
Consulting
37 $73,652
Travel and Lodging
217 $73,303
Honoraria
13 $25,200
Food and Beverage
863 $18,606
Nonaccredited Training
1 $1,600
Education
89 $1,331
Accredited Training
1 $800
Gift
2 $125

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
BELSOMRA

drug

$190K
NUVIGIL

drug

$42,818
MOVANTIK

drug

$28,813
ULORIC

drug

$24,434
COLCRYS

drug

$24,409
ZURAMPIC

drug

$12,099
OTHER

drug

$10,979
ZECUITY

drug

$6,751
ZORVOLEX

drug

$2,271
SLEEP DISORDER BREATHING

device

$1,911
SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING

device

$1,800
DUEXIS

drug

$1,710
NEUPRO

drug

$1,600
BOTOX

drug

$1,449
NO PRODUCT SPECIFIED

drug

$1,373
VIMOVO

drug

$453
TRUMENBA

drug

$391
VICTOZA

drug

$319
ELIQUIS

drug

$314
SYMBICORT

drug

$307
QSYMIA

drug

$271
† 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/154485

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Aug 1, 2014 $24,320

BELSOMRA Promotional Speaking/Other Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation
Sep 2, 2014 $17,080

BELSOMRA Promotional Speaking/Other Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation
Jan 24, 2014 $9,387

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging

Details: Research Related Service

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Dec 1, 2016 $9,063

ZURAMPIC Consulting Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Apr 7, 2014 $6,442

No Listed Product Consulting

Details: Research Related Service

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Oct 8, 2014 $4,800

No Listed Product Consulting

Details: Research Related Service

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Sep 4, 2015 $3,900

No Listed Product Consulting

Details: Research Related Service

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP COLLEGEVILLE FAMILY PRACTICE
Sep 17, 2014 $3,750

Uloric Colcrys Consulting Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
Aug 27, 2014 $3,750

Uloric Colcrys Consulting Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
Dec 31, 2014 $3,600

No Listed Product Consulting

Details: Research Related Service

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Aug 18, 2014 $3,500

OTHER Consulting Pfizer Inc. PAUL P DOGHRAMJI MD
May 10, 2015 $3,500

No Listed Product Consulting AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Nov 9, 2016 $3,000

ZURAMPIC Consulting Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Sep 30, 2015 $2,816

No Listed Product Consulting AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Dec 16, 2014 $2,720

BELSOMRA Consulting Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation
Feb 17, 2014 $2,550

No Listed Product Consulting AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Mar 24, 2016 $2,500

MOVANTIK Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
May 15, 2015 $2,500

NUVIGIL Consulting Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Aug 25, 2014 $2,300

NUVIGIL Honoraria Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Mar 19, 2015 $2,300

NUVIGIL Promotional Speaking/Other Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Feb 10, 2015 $2,300

NUVIGIL Promotional Speaking/Other Teva Pharmaceuticals 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/154485

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].