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/183254
  • 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/183254
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

PHILIP MEYERS

Listed Specialty: Neurological Surgery
710 W 168TH ST, NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE, RM 404, NEW YORK, NY, 10032-2603

Payments: At a Glance

85

payments

$23,743

payment total

13

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Consulting
18 $13,218
Travel and Lodging
9 $6,796
Food and Beverage
58 $3,729

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
NEUROFORM EZ

device

$6,086
NON-PRODUCT SPECIFIC

device

$4,937
NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

device

$3,813
AX - ANGIOGRAPHY FLUOROSCOPY-RADIOLOGY SYSTEMS

device

$1,961
NEURO

device

$1,391
APOLLO

device

$1,200
COILS

device

$701
STENTRIEVERS

device

$508
STENTS

device

$421
FLOW DIVERTERS

device

$264
ENTERPRISE

device

$240
INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY

device

$240
NEUROVASCULAR

device

$231
AX - ANGIOGRAPHY FLUOROSCOPY/RADIOLOGY

device

$183
ACCESS PRODUCTS

device

$160
NEUROLOGICAL PRODUCT

device

$134
ARTIS Q

device

$123
ADEMPAS

drug

$120
NEUROVASCULAR ACCESS DELIVERY

device

$119
EXCELSIOR

device

$117
BARRICADE COIL SYSTEM

device

$82
† 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/183254

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Jan 12, 2016 $4,882

Non-Product Specific Travel and Lodging Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
Feb 11, 2016 $1,733

New Product Development Consulting Stryker Corporation
Mar 10, 2016 $1,339

New Product Development Consulting Stryker Corporation
Sep 13, 2016 $1,200

Apollo Consulting Medtronic USA, Inc.
Jul 7, 2016 $1,000

No Listed Product Consulting TOSHIBA MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE USA INC.
Oct 17, 2014 $949

AX - ANGIOGRAPHY FLUOROSCOPY-RADIOLOGY SYSTEMS Travel and Lodging Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
Jan 21, 2016 $945

Neuroform EZ Consulting Stryker Corporation
Sep 8, 2016 $900

Neuroform EZ Consulting Stryker Corporation
Aug 11, 2016 $866

Neuroform EZ Consulting Stryker Corporation
Dec 8, 2016 $800

Neuroform EZ Consulting Stryker Corporation
Nov 10, 2016 $800

Neuroform EZ Consulting Stryker Corporation
Aug 27, 2015 $630

NEURO Consulting Stryker Corporation
Jan 21, 2016 $630

Neuroform EZ Consulting Stryker Corporation
Sep 29, 2016 $600

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Consulting Stryker Corporation
Jun 16, 2016 $473

Neuroform EZ Consulting Stryker Corporation
Nov 4, 2014 $383

AX - ANGIOGRAPHY FLUOROSCOPY-RADIOLOGY SYSTEMS Travel and Lodging Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
Apr 28, 2016 $315

Neuroform EZ Consulting Stryker Corporation
Nov 25, 2015 $315

NEURO Consulting Stryker Corporation
Oct 15, 2015 $315

NEURO Consulting Stryker Corporation
Sep 11, 2013 $240

INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Travel and Lodging GE Healthcare
Oct 27, 2016 $200

Neuroform EZ Consulting Stryker Corporation

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/183254

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].