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/19628
  • 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/19628
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

STEPHEN HARDEMAN

Listed Specialty: Urology
11410 JOLLYVILLE RD, STE 1101, AUSTIN, TX, 78759-4093

Payments: At a Glance

124

payments

$2,483

payment total

19

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Food and Beverage
120 $2,355
Education
4 $128

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
TESTIM

drug

$483
XTANDI

drug

$385
MYRBETRIQ

drug

$343
VIAGRA

drug

$254
STENDRA

drug

$200
CIALIS

drug

$187
TOVIAZ

drug

$180
RAPAFLO

drug

$151
AXIRON

drug

$130
VESICARE

drug

$116
URGENT PC

device

$101
ENDOSHEATH

device

$101
MACROPLASTIQUE

device

$101
PRIMESIGHT

device

$101
UROLIFT - UL400

device

$51
INTERSTIM

device

$48
ORTHOBIOLOGICS

device

$46
AMS 700 SERIES

device

$44
AMS 800 URINARY CONTROL SYSTEM

device

$44
SACRAL NERVE STIMULATION

device

$30
ANDROGEL

drug

$30
† 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/19628

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Oct 17, 2013 $194

TESTIM Food and Beverage Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Sep 20, 2013 $161

TESTIM Food and Beverage Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Sep 9, 2014 $122

STENDRA Food and Beverage Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
May 15, 2015 $116

XTANDI Education Medivation Inc.
Oct 29, 2015 $106

Myrbetriq Food and Beverage Astellas Pharma US Inc
Aug 29, 2013 $105

TESTIM Food and Beverage Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Jul 9, 2014 $102

Myrbetriq Food and Beverage Astellas Pharma US Inc
Jul 30, 2015 $101

Urgent PC Macroplastique PrimeSight EndoSheath Food and Beverage Cogentix Medical Inc.
Jul 15, 2014 $46

ORTHOBIOLOGICS Food and Beverage Stryker Corporation
Dec 3, 2013 $36

RAPAFLO Food and Beverage Actavis Pharma Inc
Aug 15, 2014 $25

RAPAFLO Food and Beverage Actavis Pharma Inc
Sep 20, 2013 $23

TESTIM Food and Beverage Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Jun 9, 2014 $23

STENDRA Food and Beverage Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Aug 18, 2014 $22

AMS 700 Series AMS 800 Urinary Control System Food and Beverage American Medical Systems Inc.
Jun 27, 2014 $22

RAPAFLO Food and Beverage Actavis Pharma Inc
Oct 13, 2014 $21

AMS 800 Urinary Control System AMS 700 Series Food and Beverage American Medical Systems Inc.
Mar 31, 2015 $20

UROLOGY - STENTS Food and Beverage

Details: Physicians are provided modest meals during the course of doing business with Cook Medical. The physician could be attending or presenting at an educational presentation or a product training session. Cook also invites physicians to dinners to give feedback on products or to advise on trends in medical procedures and treatments. The total cost of a groups food and beverages at a meal are averaged across attendees.

Cook Incorporated
Nov 5, 2013 $19

RAPAFLO Food and Beverage Actavis Pharma Inc
Oct 30, 2015 $19

Myrbetriq Food and Beverage Astellas Pharma US Inc
Mar 11, 2015 $18

Androgel Food and Beverage AbbVie, Inc.
Nov 17, 2015 $18

VIAGRA Food and Beverage Pfizer 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/19628

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].