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/155029
  • 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/155029
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WAYNE PAPROSKY

Listed Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
25 NORTH WINFIELD RD, WINFIELD, IL, 60190

Payments: At a Glance

428

payments

$2,527,474

payment total

9

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Royalty or License
40 $1.51M
Consulting
53 $508K
Nonaccredited Training
27 $323K
Promotional Speaking/Other
16 $78,496
Travel and Lodging
139 $77,610
Grant
2 $18,375
Food and Beverage
149 $7,967
Gift
1 $51
Education
1 $39

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
KNEES

device

$1.23M
HIPS

device

$582K
PERSONA

device

$466K
PRODUCT PORTFOLIO

device

$128K
NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

device

$91,691
TRABECULAR METAL (TM) AUGMENTS

device

$79,788
CONTINUUM SHELL

device

$76,750
AQUAMANTYS

device

$30,916
ADVANCED ENERGY HEMOSTATIC DEVICE

device

$30,097
HIP NEW PRODUCT

device

$29,870
SURGICAL

device

$25,569
TMARS LINERS

device

$24,500
TRABECULAR METAL (TM)

device

$22,250
SURG EZ OUT

device

$9,679
ACCOLADE

device

$9,033
MAKOPLASTY

device

$9,033
SEGMENTAL

device

$8,098
TRABECULAR METAL MODULAR CUPS

device

$7,500
ROBOTICS

device

$7,495
WAGNER SL

device

$5,552
ORTHOPAEDICS

device

$4,115
† 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/155029

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Jul 1, 2016 $158,140

Persona Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Apr 4, 2016 $157,913

Persona Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Oct 3, 2016 $126,593

Persona Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Jan 4, 2016 $124,705

Product Portfolio Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Jul 5, 2015 $121,757

Knees Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Oct 3, 2015 $119,795

Knees Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Apr 3, 2015 $110,399

Knees Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Jan 2, 2015 $86,559

Knees Royalty or License Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Mar 17, 2016 $83,644

New Product Development Royalty or License Stryker Corporation
Oct 3, 2014 $76,208

KNEES Royalty or License

Details: Payments, pursuant to a written contract, made to a Covered Recipient for access to intellectual property rights related to Zimmer business interests.

Zimmer Holding Inc
Apr 4, 2014 $63,489

KNEES Royalty or License

Details: Payments, pursuant to a written contract, made to a Covered Recipient for access to intellectual property rights related to Zimmer business interests.

Zimmer Holding Inc
Jul 3, 2014 $63,245

KNEES Royalty or License

Details: Payments, pursuant to a written contract, made to a Covered Recipient for access to intellectual property rights related to Zimmer business interests.

Zimmer Holding Inc
Jan 3, 2014 $53,362

KNEES Royalty or License

Details: Payments, pursuant to a written contract, made to a Covered Recipient for access to intellectual property rights related to Zimmer business interests.

Zimmer Holding Inc
Oct 3, 2013 $41,535

KNEES Royalty or License

Details: Payments, pursuant to a written contract, made to a Covered Recipient for access to intellectual property rights related to Zimmer business interests.

Zimmer Holding Inc
Feb 19, 2015 $38,500

Hips Knees Consulting Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Feb 25, 2015 $38,500

Hips Knees Consulting Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Nov 16, 2016 $37,000

Continuum Shell Consulting Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Jul 11, 2014 $33,500

HIPS KNEES Nonaccredited Training

Details: Fee for Service, pursuant to a written contract, for serving as faculty at a Zimmer medical training and education event on the safe and effective use of Zimmer products.

Zimmer Holding Inc
Mar 23, 2016 $29,500

Hip New Product Consulting Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Dec 4, 2013 $28,500

HIPS Nonaccredited Training

Details: Fee for Service, pursuant to a written contract, for serving as faculty at a Zimmer medical training and education event on the safe and effective use of Zimmer products.

Zimmer Holding Inc
Nov 2, 2016 $28,250

Continuum Shell Consulting Zimmer Biomet Holdings, 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/155029

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].