Dollars for Docs: Talk With Your Doctor

https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/
You can print this page and show it your doctor.

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/225678
  • 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/225678
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

PRAKASH KRISHNAN

Listed Specialty: Interventional Cardiology
5 E 98TH ST, 3RD FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY, 10029-6501

Payments: At a Glance

1,103

payments

$645,636

payment total

37

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Consulting
74 $369K
Promotional Speaking/Other
56 $153K
Travel and Lodging
116 $62,133
Food and Beverage
840 $51,913
Nonaccredited Training
1 $4,500
Education
13 $3,666
Entertainment
3 $704

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
VASCULAR

device

$295K
SUPERA PERIPHERAL STENT SYSTEM

device

$98,874
FOX SV PTA CATHETER AND ARMADA 14 PERCUTANEOUS CATHETER AND VIATRAC 14 PLUS PERIPHERAL CATHETER

device

$75,636
HI-TORQUE SPARTACORE GUIDE WIRES

device

$75,636
OMNILINK ELITE VASCULAR STENT SYSTEM

device

$75,636
HERCULINK ELITE RENAL AND BILIARY STENT SYSTEM

device

$75,636
EFFIENT

drug

$28,482
CATHETER

device

$25,021
PLAQUE EXCISION

device

$24,805
DRUG-COATED BALLOONS

device

$21,108
IN.PACT ADMIRAL

device

$17,976
BRILINTA

drug

$17,712
TURBOHAWK

device

$17,589
PERIPHERAL VASCULAR STENTS

device

$17,533
STELLAREX

device

$12,016
CVX-300/CVX-300P

device

$6,670
STARCLOSE SE VASCULAR CLOSURE SYSTEM

device

$4,660
REVOLUTION

device

$4,112
ANTI-RESTENOTIC THERAPIES DCB

device

$3,249
PROSTAR XL SURGICAL SYSTEM

device

$2,660
PERCLOSE PROGLIDE SUTURE MEDIATED CLOSURE SYSTEM

device

$2,660
† 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/225678

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Apr 14, 2015 $20,000

Vascular Consulting

Details: AV AV 10201280 20150525 0400 AV 10201280 20150525 0400 0001

Abbott Laboratories
Oct 25, 2016 $16,750

Omnilink Elite vascular stent system Herculink Elite renal and biliary stent system Supera peripheral stent system Hi-Torque Spartacore guide wires Fox Sv PTA catheter and Armada 14 percutaneous catheter and Viatrac 14 Plus peripheral catheter Consulting

Details: AV AV 10631492 20161220 0080 AV 10631492 20161220 0080 0001

Abbott Laboratories
May 6, 2016 $15,250

Omnilink Elite vascular stent system Herculink Elite renal and biliary stent system Supera peripheral stent system Hi-Torque Spartacore guide wires Fox Sv PTA catheter and Armada 14 percutaneous catheter and Viatrac 14 Plus peripheral catheter Consulting

Details: Expense AV 10669432 20160615 1319 AV 10669432 20160615 1319 0001

Abbott Laboratories
Jun 7, 2016 $15,250

Supera peripheral stent system Consulting

Details: AV AV 10669432 20160718 0292 AV 10669432 20160718 0292 0001

Abbott Laboratories
May 18, 2015 $15,000

Vascular Consulting

Details: AV AV 10743241 20150622 0221 AV 10743241 20150622 0221 0001

Abbott Laboratories
Apr 27, 2016 $14,750

Omnilink Elite vascular stent system Herculink Elite renal and biliary stent system Supera peripheral stent system Hi-Torque Spartacore guide wires Fox Sv PTA catheter and Armada 14 percutaneous catheter and Viatrac 14 Plus peripheral catheter Consulting

Details: AV AV 10201280 20160517 0131 AV 10201280 20160517 0131 0001

Abbott Laboratories
Dec 4, 2014 $14,193

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Dec 16, 2016 $12,000

Omnilink Elite vascular stent system Herculink Elite renal and biliary stent system Supera peripheral stent system Hi-Torque Spartacore guide wires Fox Sv PTA catheter and Armada 14 percutaneous catheter and Viatrac 14 Plus peripheral catheter Consulting

Details: AV AV 10631492 20170109 0203 AV 10631492 20170109 0203 0001

Abbott Laboratories
Jan 8, 2015 $10,800

CATHETER Promotional Speaking/Other Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Jun 4, 2014 $10,000

Vascular Consulting

Details: AV AV 10032140 20140723 0205 AV 10032140 20140723 0205 0001

Abbott Laboratories
Nov 26, 2013 $10,000

Vascular Consulting Abbott Laboratories
Nov 24, 2014 $10,000

Vascular Consulting

Details: AV AV 10032140 20141218 0107 AV 10032140 20141218 0107 0001

Abbott Laboratories
Apr 17, 2014 $10,000

Vascular Consulting

Details: AV AV 10669432 20140520 0043 AV 10669432 20140520 0043 0001

Abbott Laboratories
Dec 12, 2013 $10,000

Vascular Consulting Abbott Laboratories
Aug 15, 2013 $10,000

Vascular Promotional Speaking/Other Abbott Laboratories
Dec 18, 2015 $9,250

Vascular Consulting

Details: AV AV 10201280 20160111 0225 AV 10201280 20160111 0225 0001

Abbott Laboratories
Jan 28, 2014 $8,500

Vascular Consulting

Details: AV AV 10743241 20140213 0063 AV 10743241 20140213 0063 0001

Abbott Laboratories
Jun 22, 2015 $6,000

Vascular Consulting

Details: AV AV 10669432 20150710 0145 AV 10669432 20150710 0145 0001

Abbott Laboratories
Sep 29, 2015 $6,000

Vascular Consulting

Details: AV AV 10743241 20151006 0044 AV 10743241 20151006 0044 0001

Abbott Laboratories
Oct 21, 2014 $6,000

Vascular Consulting

Details: AV AV 10032140 20141123 0176 AV 10032140 20141123 0176 0001

Abbott Laboratories
Jun 26, 2015 $6,000

Vascular Consulting

Details: AV AV 10669432 20150710 0085 AV 10669432 20150710 0085 0001

Abbott Laboratories

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/225678

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].