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/198560
  • 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/198560
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

ALBERTO INTERIAN

Listed Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease
3663 S MIAMI AVE, MIAMI, FL, 33133-4253

Payments: At a Glance

574

payments

$120,548

payment total

16

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
47 $61,151
Food and Beverage
457 $33,321
Travel and Lodging
61 $17,330
Consulting
2 $5,250
Nonaccredited Training
1 $3,000
Education
6 $496

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
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

device

$48,017
CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT

device

$38,981
COOL POINT IRRIGATION PUMP

device

$14,446
ABLATION GENERATOR

device

$14,446
AMPERE RF ABLATION GENERATOR

device

$14,446
ELIQUIS

drug

$13,570
PRADAXA

drug

$9,424
BRADYCARDIA PRODUCTS

device

$6,939
QUADRA ASSURA

device

$2,922
UNIFY ASSURA

device

$2,922
CARDIOMEMS HF SYSTEM

device

$2,517
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY (EP)

device

$2,463
IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS

device

$2,406
PACEMAKERS

device

$2,245
ABLATION

device

$2,037
NT1100

device

$1,350
NT2000IX

device

$1,350
ET20S

device

$1,350
OTHER DISPOSABLES AND ACCESSORIES

device

$1,350
SIMPLICITY

device

$1,350
CARDIAC DIAGNOSTICS AND MONITORING

device

$1,111
† 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/198560

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Sep 22, 2016 $3,600

Ablation Generator Cool Point Irrigation Pump Ampere RF Ablation Generator Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Sep 22, 2016 $3,600

Ablation Generator Cool Point Irrigation Pump Ampere RF Ablation Generator Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Jun 11, 2015 $3,568

Cardiac Rhythm Management Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Jun 11, 2015 $3,568

Cardiac Rhythm Management Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Apr 15, 2016 $3,400

ELIQUIS Promotional Speaking/Other E.R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
Jun 1, 2016 $3,400

ELIQUIS Promotional Speaking/Other E.R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
Aug 7, 2014 $3,345

Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
May 17, 2014 $3,250

Pradaxa Consulting Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Sep 22, 2016 $3,150

Ablation Generator Cool Point Irrigation Pump Ampere RF Ablation Generator Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Jul 1, 2014 $3,000

Bradycardia products Nonaccredited Training BIOTRONIK INC.
Oct 16, 2014 $2,899

Cardiac Rhythm Management Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Nov 21, 2013 $2,400

Pradaxa Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Nov 20, 2013 $2,400

Pradaxa Promotional Speaking/Other Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Feb 6, 2016 $2,000

ELIQUIS Consulting E.R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
Nov 26, 2013 $2,000

Cardiac Rhythm Management Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Dec 30, 2015 $1,784

Cardiac Rhythm Management Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Sep 22, 2016 $1,350

Other Disposables and Accessories NT2000iX Simplicity ET20S NT1100 Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Oct 30, 2014 $1,338

Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Oct 30, 2014 $1,338

Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Oct 30, 2014 $1,338

Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Oct 30, 2014 $1,338

Electrophysiology Promotional Speaking/Other St. Jude Medical, 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/198560

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].