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/214713
  • 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/214713
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

DAVID BIGLER

Listed Specialty: MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
600 N COTNER BLVD, SUITE 311, LINCOLN, NE, 68505-2343

Payments: At a Glance

130

payments

$2,243

payment total

18

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Food and Beverage
125 $2,038
Gift
1 $143
Education
4 $62

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
HUMIRA

drug

$714
STELARA

drug

$381
ENBREL

drug

$296
ACZONE

drug

$147
MONODOX

drug

$143
COSENTYX

drug

$104
ENSTILAR

drug

$48
LUZU

drug

$41
TALTZ

drug

$37
JUBLIA

drug

$34
OTHER

drug

$34
KERYDIN

drug

$32
SOOLANTRA

drug

$32
ORACEA

drug

$32
MIRVASO

drug

$32
OTEZLA

drug

$18
ZYCLARA

drug

$17
ELIDEL

drug

$17
LEVULAN KERASTICK

drug

$16
CLODERM

drug

$16
BIO-CREAM

drug

$15
† 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/214713

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Mar 22, 2014 $147

ACZONE Food and Beverage Allergan Inc.
Aug 6, 2013 $143

MONODOX Gift Aqua Pharmaceuticals
Feb 24, 2015 $111

Stelara Food and Beverage

Details: Related to bona-fide consulting activity

Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
Mar 6, 2014 $96

Humira Food and Beverage AbbVie, Inc.
Mar 15, 2016 $66

Humira Food and Beverage AbbVie, Inc.
Jun 8, 2015 $31

Stelara Food and Beverage

Details: Related to product discussion

Janssen Biotech, Inc.
Sep 4, 2014 $25

Stelara Food and Beverage Janssen Biotech, Inc.
Apr 23, 2015 $24

Stelara Food and Beverage

Details: Related to product discussion

Janssen Biotech, Inc.
Jul 3, 2014 $24

LUZU Food and Beverage Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Nov 20, 2014 $24

Stelara Food and Beverage Janssen Biotech, Inc.
Jun 23, 2015 $24

No Listed Product Food and Beverage Sandoz Inc.
Sep 14, 2015 $22

No Listed Product Food and Beverage Celgene Corporation
Oct 25, 2016 $21

No Listed Product Education Ranbaxy Inc.
Aug 17, 2015 $21

Humira Food and Beverage AbbVie, Inc.
Feb 24, 2015 $20

Humira Food and Beverage AbbVie, Inc.
Dec 15, 2015 $20

Humira Food and Beverage AbbVie, Inc.
Jan 26, 2015 $20

Stelara Food and Beverage

Details: Related to product discussion

Janssen Biotech, Inc.
Oct 20, 2015 $20

Humira Food and Beverage AbbVie, Inc.
Mar 26, 2015 $19

Humira Food and Beverage AbbVie, Inc.
Sep 24, 2015 $19

Humira Food and Beverage AbbVie, Inc.
Jun 2, 2015 $19

COSENTYX Food and Beverage NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS 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/214713

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].