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/246707
  • 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/246707
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

JAMES MILLIS

Listed Specialty: Transplant Surgery
180 HARVESTER DR STE 110, BURR RIDGE, IL, 60527-6686

Payments: At a Glance

21

payments

$14,594

payment total

5

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Consulting
10 $11,895
Travel and Lodging
9 $2,556
Food and Beverage
2 $142

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
EVARREST

drug

$5,811
OTHER N/A

device

$4,500
TACHOSIL

device

$3,959
COSEAL

drug

$136
SURGERY - DP

device

$105
BIOSURGICALS

device

$83
† 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.

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
May 13, 2016 $3,480

TACHOSIL Consulting BAXTER HEALTHCARE
Nov 22, 2016 $3,300

EVARREST Consulting Ethicon Inc.
Mar 9, 2015 $1,500

Other N/A Consulting Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc.
Feb 23, 2015 $1,500

Other N/A Consulting Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc.
Mar 20, 2015 $1,500

Other N/A Consulting Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc.
Dec 21, 2016 $1,125

EVARREST Travel and Lodging Ethicon US, LLC
Oct 31, 2013 $521

Evarrest Travel and Lodging Ethicon Inc.
May 13, 2016 $435

TACHOSIL Consulting BAXTER HEALTHCARE
Sep 30, 2016 $409

EVARREST Travel and Lodging Ethicon US, LLC
Oct 4, 2013 $156

Evarrest Travel and Lodging Ethicon Inc.
Oct 12, 2016 $129

EVARREST Travel and Lodging Ethicon US, LLC
Mar 4, 2014 $105

SURGERY - DP 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 group's food and beverages at a meal are averaged across attendees.

Cook Incorporated
Apr 22, 2016 $88

COSEAL Consulting BAXTER HEALTHCARE
Oct 14, 2016 $75

EVARREST Travel and Lodging Ethicon US, LLC
Nov 22, 2016 $70

EVARREST Travel and Lodging Ethicon Inc.
May 7, 2014 $45

Biosurgicals Travel and Lodging

Details: Investigator Meeting

Ethicon Inc.
May 13, 2016 $44

TACHOSIL Consulting BAXTER HEALTHCARE
Apr 22, 2016 $39

COSEAL Consulting BAXTER HEALTHCARE
May 7, 2014 $38

Biosurgicals Food and Beverage Ethicon Inc.
Oct 29, 2013 $25

Evarrest Travel and Lodging Ethicon Inc.
Apr 22, 2016 $8

COSEAL Consulting BAXTER HEALTHCARE

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/246707

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].