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/233774
  • 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/233774
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

TRACY FANSLER MD LLC

Listed Specialty:
11200 SEMINOLE BLVD, SUITE 210, SEMINOLE, FL, 33778-3259

Payments: At a Glance

84

payments

$1,257

payment total

23

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Food and Beverage
81 $1,170
Education
3 $86

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
OSPHENA

drug

$167
PREMARIN VAGINAL CREAM

drug

$156
VESICARE

drug

$150
MYRBETRIQ

drug

$150
LO LOESTRIN FE

drug

$124
ESTRACE CREAM

drug

$123
PREMARIN

drug

$113
DUAVEE

drug

$98
THINPREP

device

$51
LILETTA

drug

$36
ATELVIA

drug

$34
PROLIA

drug

$31
AORTIC INTERVENTION - STENTS

device

$25
STRATTICE

device

$20
LUPRON

drug

$20
ATHERECTOMY

device

$19
ENDO STAPLING

device

$18
ENERGY ENSEAL

device

$18
DAV-PHASIX

device

$17
DAV-CAPSURETM

device

$17
SACRAL NERVE STIMULATION

device

$16
† 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/233774

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Dec 16, 2014 $82

No Listed Product Education Astellas Pharma US Inc
Mar 31, 2014 $51

Thinprep Food and Beverage HOLOGIC INC
Nov 14, 2016 $36

LILETTA Food and Beverage Allergan Inc.
Dec 13, 2013 $25

Aortic Intervention - 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. We also invite physicians to dinners to give us feedback on our products or to advise us on trends in medical procedures and treatments. The total cost of a the food and beverages at a meal are averaged across attendees.

Cook Incorporated
Jun 9, 2014 $23

ESTRACE CREAM Food and Beverage Actavis Pharma Inc
Oct 7, 2013 $22

ATELVIA Food and Beverage Warner Chilcott LLC
May 7, 2014 $21

Osphena Food and Beverage Shionogi Inc
Nov 13, 2014 $20

Strattice Food and Beverage LifeCell Corporation
Apr 16, 2015 $20

Lupron Food and Beverage AbbVie, Inc.
Sep 8, 2015 $19

ATHERECTOMY Food and Beverage Boston Scientific Corporation
Jan 22, 2015 $19

Myrbetriq Vesicare Food and Beverage Astellas Pharma US Inc
Aug 28, 2013 $19

LO LOESTRIN FE Food and Beverage Warner Chilcott LLC
Sep 24, 2014 $19

LO LOESTRIN FE Food and Beverage Actavis Pharma Inc
Mar 5, 2015 $19

Myrbetriq Vesicare Food and Beverage Astellas Pharma US Inc
May 6, 2015 $19

Myrbetriq Vesicare Food and Beverage Astellas Pharma US Inc
Jun 9, 2014 $18

Endo Stapling Food and Beverage Covidien Sales LLC
Feb 19, 2014 $18

Osphena Food and Beverage Shionogi Inc
Sep 12, 2016 $18

Prolia Food and Beverage Amgen Inc.
May 1, 2014 $18

Energy Enseal Food and Beverage Ethicon US, LLC
Feb 23, 2016 $17

DAV-CapSureTM DAV-Phasix Food and Beverage Davol Inc.
Sep 25, 2014 $17

Myrbetriq Vesicare Food and Beverage Astellas Pharma US 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/233774

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].