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/245384
  • 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/245384
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

JOSEPH NEIMAT

Listed Specialty: Neurological Surgery
220 ABRAHAM FLEXNER WAY STE 1200, LOUISVILLE, KY, 40202

Payments: At a Glance

151

payments

$53,489

payment total

14

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
6 $19,640
Consulting
8 $16,640
Travel and Lodging
31 $8,552
Food and Beverage
103 $4,507
Honoraria
2 $2,550
Nonaccredited Training
1 $1,600

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
DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION

device

$25,485
NEUROBLATE

device

$8,188
RNS SYSTEM

device

$6,081
RNSSYSTEM

device

$2,621
LIBRA AND LIBRAXP

device

$1,750
BRIO

device

$1,750
INFINITY

device

$1,750
ACTIVA

device

$481
NEURO-CHRONIC PAIN

device

$406
SPINAL CORD NEUROSTIMULATION

device

$377
CLEARPOINT SYSTEM

device

$350
CLINICAL TRIAL PRODUCT

device

$248
ONCOLOGY

device

$149
ADVANCED ENERGY CUTTING DEVICE

device

$114
VECTRIS

device

$114
SINUS SURGERY

device

$109
DRUG INFUSION SYSTEMS

device

$72
VNS (VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION) THERAPY

device

$61
SYNCHROMED

device

$59
NEURO

device

$39
MAGNIFY-S

device

$19
† 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/245384

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Jan 24, 2014 $7,000

NEUROBLATE Consulting Monteris Medical Corporation
Apr 9, 2015 $3,500

DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION Promotional Speaking/Other Medtronic USA, Inc.
Jun 17, 2014 $3,500

DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION Promotional Speaking/Other Medtronic USA, Inc.
May 5, 2014 $3,500

DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION Promotional Speaking/Other Medtronic USA, Inc.
Aug 26, 2015 $3,500

DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION Promotional Speaking/Other Medtronic USA, Inc.
May 4, 2016 $3,200

RNS System Consulting NEUROPACE, INC.
Oct 31, 2014 $3,000

DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION Promotional Speaking/Other Medtronic USA, Inc.
Dec 17, 2013 $2,781

No Listed Product Consulting Pfizer Inc. JOSEPH NEIMAT
May 5, 2014 $2,640

DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION Promotional Speaking/Other Medtronic USA, Inc.
Oct 18, 2016 $2,200

No Listed Product Honoraria FHC, Inc.
Jul 12, 2016 $2,000

RNS System Consulting NEUROPACE, INC. Cerebrum Consulting, LLC
Sep 30, 2015 $1,600

RNSSystem Nonaccredited Training NeuroPace, Inc.
Dec 16, 2016 $1,040

Libra and LibraXP Infinity Brio Travel and Lodging St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Apr 7, 2015 $894

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging FHC, Inc.
Mar 26, 2015 $826

DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION Travel and Lodging Medtronic USA, Inc.
Jul 30, 2014 $774

DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION Consulting Medtronic USA, Inc.
Oct 9, 2014 $674

DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION Travel and Lodging Medtronic USA, Inc.
Sep 22, 2016 $599

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging Medtronic USA, Inc.
Jan 17, 2014 $597

NEUROBLATE Travel and Lodging Monteris Medical Corporation
Jul 21, 2015 $538

DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION Travel and Lodging Medtronic USA, Inc.
Aug 12, 2015 $524

RNSSystem Travel and Lodging NeuroPace, 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/245384

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].